CPP, L+M launch $123 million rehab of East Orange senior housing complex

A joint venture has started construction on a $123 million overhaul of a 40-year-old, 406-unit affordable housing property in East Orange.

Apartments at landmark Newark tower top 90 percent leased milestone

A collection of more than 200 apartments inside a newly restored, 21-story building in downtown Newark is on the verge of being fully leased.

Korean BBQ chain inks lease at Hahne & Co., bringing Newark building to 100 percent leased

The revitalized Hahne & Co. building in downtown Newark is now fully leased after a nearly 2,000-square-foot commitment by a growing Korean barbeque restaurant.

Apartments at historic Newark tower more than half leased, developers say

Renters have flocked to one of Newark’s latest and most distinctive apartment buildings, having leased more than 50 percent of the units at a converted historic office tower on Broad Street.

L+M sees new office space as key complement to apartments, retailers at historic Newark tower

With renters flocking to Walker House’s 264 apartments and commitments from a host of retailers, L+M Development Partners is keenly focused on the third piece of its formula. The New York-based developer, alongside brokers with JLL, has stepped up efforts to market more than 50,000 square feet of available office space at the building, touting the promise of downtown Newark’s resurgence and a workplace that is like few others in New Jersey. 

Developers detail plans for brewery at landmark Newark tower

A newly opened, 264-unit apartment building in downtown Newark is set to welcome a craft brewery and tap house to its commercial offerings.

Brewery slated to open at mixed-use Orange project, L+M says

A redevelopment near the Orange train station is set to welcome a craft brewery as its latest retail tenant, marking a milestone for a municipality with deep roots in the beer industry.

Making a market: Developers, city officials look ahead as renters arrive in downtown Newark

A new stock of luxury, market-rate apartments is beginning to take shape in downtown Newark, where stakeholders hope to attract the type of rental population that can create a 24-hour, seven-day neighborhood that has long eluded the central business district.

Developers say they’re encouraged by the early returns, but are preparing for the market to be tested by larger-scale projects and an influx of additional units. City officials are also preparing for what could be a dramatic uptick in interest from builders — which they will have to balance with public policy goals such as expanding affordable housing for Newark residents.

Rock climbing gym coming to rehabbed New Jersey Bell tower in Newark

Newark’s first rock climbing gym is set to open early next year, bringing a new amenity to the city and to a historic tower that is now home to more than 260 apartments.

Taking cues

Newark’s dedicated blue-chip employers and anchor institutions have virtually all expanded or made commitments to grow, leading to billions of dollars’ worth of new commercial development. It’s a major reason why developers believe the time is right to, once and for all, bring new market-rate apartments to Newark’s central business district.