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Maplewood Post Office Update

Maplewood Perspectives_2015-05-06_reduced_Page_1The site plan of the former Post Office of Maplewood is finally approved for development by Maplewood Redevelopers, LLC.  A mixed-use, 20-unit residential and retail building at the site will be constructed.

The planning board recently voted 9-0 in favor and last month the township closed on the sale of the property.

Issues resolved included:

  1. Facade Setback – there will be a straight vertical building as pictured
  2. Garage Opening – width settled
  3. Parking Stalls on North & South Side – widths settled

There will be a transfer of the 5-year tax abatement agreement (PILOT) from the original developer, Maplewood Redevelopers, LLC, a division of JMF Properties, to two new entities: JMF Maplewood LLC and Gladstone of Maplewood LLC.

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Historic Holiday House tour of Essex County

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There will be 16 historic buildings open to the public on December 5th and 6th.  Amazing buildings include Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, the Glenmont (Edison) in West Orange and Kip’s Castle in Verona.  For the full schedule check out the link.

http://villagegreennj.com/calendar-events/essex-county-hosts-historic-holiday-house-tour-dec-5-6/

 

 

 

 

Matters Magazine features 151 Irving Av., the home of First Lady Frances Cleveland

 

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The home of a first lady is always intriguing. The folks at Matters Magazine thought so also and did a multi-page spread.  It includes a lot more detail about Frances Cleveland (wife of Grover)

here’s the link to Matters Magazine’s feature.

http://digital.turn-page.com/i/477358-home-garden-2015

 

here’s the link tot listing for sale

http://emailrpt.gsmls.com/public/show_public_report_rpt.do?report=clientfull&Id=101058325_501982

Warmth and Music at 106 Roland Av. South Orange

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Public Open House – Sunday, March 29,  1-4pm

106 Roland Ave.
South Orange, NJ

5 Beds and 2 Baths

$509,000

 

Mahogany front porch, HW floors, great flow from LR to DR to Family Room, updated, eat-in Kitchen w/granite/SSAppl, back patio set in verdant garden, sunny Family Room, Mud Room, 3 beds & bath on second floor, 2 beds & storage room on third floor. Finished basement with full bath.

 

For all the details on this Vintage Victorian Beauty, here’s the link

http://emailrpt.gsmls.com/public/show_public_report_rpt.do?report=clientfull&Id=100911481_501982

 

 

Seton Village Development on Irvington Ave.

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In a public meeting at Temple Beth-El in South Orange, Doug Zacker of the Seton Village Committee (formerly IACAC) and representatives of the town, (CFO Barry Lewis and two members of the BOT, Sheena Collum & Steve Schnall) had the buyers of a property on Irvington Ave. present more details of their proposal.  The buyers were Josh Mann and David Kasdan, two local developers/residents who are hoping to construct a building with rental units and and a small amount of retail space.

As there is a growing buzz about the area after this fall’s Craft Beer and Food Truck festival, interest in a ‘centerpiece building’ on the main corridor is high.  Some of numbers revealed (four stories between 50 and 57 feet and 72 units) were a concern for many of the immediate neighbors.  There were very legitimate questions about parking, storm water runoff, noise and a loss of sunlight for immediately adjacent single family properties.

In my opinion, 3 stories and perhaps about 50-60 units might be a more appropriate fit for the area.  With the right changes and compromises, I hope it could still be economically viable for the developers.  Stay tuned.

 

 

 

Findeverythinghistoric.com lists Cleveland-Preston home

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Findeverythinghistoric.com, a beautiful new design-travel-real estate website listed the beautiful and historic Cleveland-Preston home.

http://www.findeverythinghistoric.com/151-irving-ave-231

To explore so many more beautiful international places and photography here is the website’s home page link

http://www.findeverythinghistoric.com

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Sunny home for sale in South Orange

takextrUpdated Victorian in a great location with loads of charm, sun, a wraparound porch, back deck, hardwood floors and many other desirable features.  $549,000.  Contact me if you’d like to go see it.

link to the listing for details – http://emailrpt.gsmls.com/public/show_public_report_rpt.do?report=clientfull&Id=90332396_501982


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