Communipaw Associates LLC has proposed building 71 apartments at 110-120 West 6th St. in Plainfield, as depicted in this rendering — Courtesy: Taylor Architecture & Design
By Joshua Burd
A proposal that would bring another 71 apartments to Plainfield is moving ahead after securing an approval from the city’s planning board, the project’s design team announced.
The developer, Communipaw Associates LLC, is seeking to build the five-story structure at 110-120 West 6th St. in a district near NJ Transit’s Plainfield station, according to Taylor Architecture & Design. Plans call for units with tenant storage and a washer and dryer, with ground-floor covered parking and amenities such as first-floor bicycle storage, a 1,000-square-foot fitness center, a lobby lounge and a second-floor rooftop deck with soft seating areas, gaming and grilling areas.
The planning board advanced the project on Jan. 20 with an 8-0 vote, the design team said, noting that it will come to a redevelopment zone aimed at revitalizing the areas to the south of NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line between Central and Watchung avenues.
“The goal of the redevelopment area is to promote transit-oriented development through high-density and multifamily residential development, permitting an array and mixture of uses, streetscape improvements and development of vacant and/or underutilized parcels,” Brian Taylor of Taylor Architecture & Design, which is based in North Plainfield, wrote in an announcement.
Italo Teixeira led the design of the building, whose exterior wil be a combination of brick and stone veneer, as well as composite cement fiber panels, according to a news release. The project team also includes Joseph Paparo of Porzio, Bromberg and Newman and Stonefield Engineering & Design civil engineers Joshua Kline and Paul Mutch and professional planner TJ Ricci.