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Tags: 2nd St., 70 Second St., Academy Heights, development, Napa Auto Parts, Real Estate, south orange, Sultan of Sanctuary, Third Av., valley st.
Tags: Andrew Kit, architecture, Catherine Fisher, David Kraiker, development, essex county, Fourth and Valley, Haley Donovan, James Haley, ken krasner, Linda Cappaze, Meridia, nj, Real Estate, residential, retail, Sheena Collum, south orange, Sultan of Sanctuary, valley st., vision plan
Village President, Sheena Collum said the Village hoped to re-introduce the plan and agreements in January at a Board of Trustees meeting. The redevelopment plan would then be referred to the Planning Board for approval, then back to the Board of Trustees for a hearing and a vote.
“Third & Valley did not have the robust public process this has had,” said Collum. “Credit the neighborhood for mobilizing.” Neighborhood residents, David Kraiker, Andrew Kit, Linda Cappaze, Catherine Fisher and myself (and others) got together many times in preparation for our meetings with the town on this project. Speaking at the SOPAC meeting, Andrew Kit said, “This is the ideal of what a public process should be like.” We also were vocal about the 320 Valley project that has broken ground nearby.
As the town’s ‘vision plan’ has named the Valley St. corridor as one of the prime areas it’s looking to redevelop (in addition to South Orange Av & Irvington Av), it is very likely there will be interest in other sites nearby in the near future. If you’d like to get involved with contributing to shaping the future of the Valley St. corridor projects, please reach out to me – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hand Drawn Maps at the Pop N Shop at 55 South Orange Av from Thurs, December 15 – Sun, December 18, from 12-8pm.
Below is a small sampling of what’s available for sale.
Tags: art, artist, Earthworks, essex county, events, Figurines, john waters, maplewood, Michael Stipe, nj, Patti Smith, Picasso, Real Estate, SOMA studio artist tour, south orange, Sultan of Sanctuary, William Kentridge
Susan Napack is one of South Orange’s most esteemed and talented artists. Head over to her backyard studio of riches at the annual SOMA Artist Studio Tour on June 5, from 11am to 5pm. More details are in the two links and please find a fun Q&A below.
- Ken: How did you get into art?
- Susan: I knew by Kindergarten as kids kept saying, “Can you draw one of those for me ?”
- Ken: Picasso had a ‘Blue period,’ what phase of your career are we in now?
- Susan: ‘Figurine period’
- Ken: Who’s your favorite artist?
- Susan: William Kentridge
- Ken: Invite 3 celebrities to your dinner party
- Susan: Patti Smith, Michael Stipe (they’d get along great) and John Waters (all around fun guy)
- Ken: Where are you originally from?
- Susan: Westfield, NJ
- Ken: Where on earth would you like to go that you haven’t traveled to yet?
- Susan: Earthworks in Scotland (Celtic Inspired land art – earthworks link )
- Ken: If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you have become?
- Susan: A Chef
Tags: architecture, David Kraiker, development committee, essex county, Fourth and Valley, Meridia, planning board, Real Estate, Sheena Collum, south orange, Sultan of Sanctuary
In a March follow up meeting on the Fourth & Valley redevelopment project, the town planner summarized expectations and a general framework to town officials and concerned residents gathered.
The first meeting in February with developers looking to create a major residential and retail building at Fourth and Valley showed that there were differing expectations on all sides. The Development Committee had some major revisions to suggest to the developer, Meridia who was originally looking to build something ‘massive.’ Several members of the Academy Heights neighborhood association gathered prior to summarize their concerns and Academy Heights’ resident David Kraiker spoke on behalf of those members. Village President, Sheena Collum also made it clear that any development was going to be in line with what the community envisioned. It appeared that the developer appreciated the input.
Stay tuned for the next meeting when the developer is expected to submit a revised plan that would hopefully be even smaller scale than the above guideline.
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Enjoy 24 hours of creativity in and around the Oranges
in support of Arts Unbound
1) Come play and paint with Denise Hayden of Funky Fun Art and help her create a fun funky mural that will be displayed at Art in the Park during the South Orange Summer Night series, Wednesday evenings in June and July.
2) Add your career to the Careers of SOMA map that will be created by Ken Krasner and you. Stop by and post your career icon or make your own small one. There will be refreshments! When completed, Ken hopes to have the map displayed at a public spot in town.
5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079Visit ArtBender to learn more and to see the full map of ArtBender creative hubs
Hey South Orange, Maplewood, Orange and anyone else with art to start or finish.
Check out this amazing new art marathon taking place for 24 hours on May 14-15. Below are links to the website and a fun promo. Get involved!