Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges plans to relocate from its current building in Livingston and develop a new campus with indoor and outdoor recreation space, an early learning center and office building, pools, gym and fitness space and a rooftop airnasium. — Courtesy: Mandelbaum Barrett PC
By Joshua Burd
A plan to build a new YMCA campus in Livingston is moving ahead after recently landing a key local approval, according to an attorney with Mandelbaum Barrett PC.
The Roseland-based firm said that Michael J. Lipari, counsel in its real estate department, secured preliminary and final major site plan approval on April 3 for the project on South Livingston Avenue. He did so on behalf of Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which proposes to move across the street from its current building and develop a new 54,000-square-foot facility, indoor and outdoor recreation space, a 24,700-square-foot early learning center and office building, pools, gym and fitness space and a 4,300-square-foot rooftop airnasium.
Mandelbaum Barrett announced the approval last week, while also touting Lipari’s role in a proposed a 272,000-square-foot warehouse in Wanaque. He represented D4 Properties LLC in obtaining preliminary and final site plan approval for The Depo, a facility with 40-foot clear ceiling heights, 82 loading docks and parking for 144 cars and 37 trailers on 34 acres in the borough’s Haskell section.
In West Caldwell, Lipari secured approval to help Frimpeks Inc. move its U.S. headquarters. He also did so for a project in Fairfield, where a client seeks to build and expand a 10,000-square-foot office building, additional parking and related infrastructure.