PLAINFIELD – Development activity around the city’s two stations is not slowing down as city planning council is due to hear a proposal for another five-story apartment building on South Avenue on Thursday.
With the federal government now engaged in the construction of another rail tunnel under the Hudson River, making the possibility of single-seat journeys on New Jersey Transit trains to Manhattan a reality by the end of the decade, the Neighborhoods around downtown and Netherwood stations have become hot spots for residential developers.
The planning council will hear a proposal on Thursday to build a five-story apartment building at 1014 South Ave., almost directly across from Netherwood Station.
The 1014 South Avenue Urban Renewal proposal provides for 42 apartments in the mixed-use building. The plan includes 34 one-bedroom apartments and eight two-bedroom apartments.
Plainfield: Five-storey apartment building planned for the vacant lot on North Avenue
The apartments will be on the second through fifth floors with 1,456 square feet of retail space and a lobby on the first floor.
There will be 48 parking spaces, 36 on the surface and 12 in a garage.
1014 South Avenue Urban Renewal plans to demolish existing buildings on the site which, according to county records, were sold in August 2020 for $ 975,000.
The plans also include a rooftop terrace, gymnasium and storage space for tenants.
The project requires several design deviations, including the lack of parking spaces with electric chargers and the fact that over 75% of the apartments have the same number of bedrooms. The 34 one-bedroom apartments represent 81% of the total number.
The planning council is also due to hear on Thursday another project to build an apartment building near one of the city’s train stations.
187-191 North Avenue Urban Renewal, of Edison, offers a mixed-use building with shops on the ground floor and 17 apartments on the top four floors in vacant city-owned land across from the Central Station. city.
The land became vacant in 2010 when a 124-year-old building, considered the centerpiece of a row of historic properties on North Avenue, was demolished after parts of the structure collapsed.
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