Published December 14, 2016
Fourth and Valley , Real Estate , South Orange , Uncategorized
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
I was encouraged at the most recent public SOPAC meeting which discussed plans for the proposed 106-unit development on the Southwest corner of 4th & Valley in South Orange. After many prior meetings over two years in which Village officials and neighbors worked with Meridia, the redeveloper, it appears that area residents are finally feeling that the project will improve the area and deal with potential issues regarding parking and traffic.
Architect James Haley of Haley Donovan made many changes requested by Academy Heights residents
, breaking up the facades, setbacks and heights of the building to make it look more varied and organic to the neighborhood. The newest plan also shows a generous amount of public space to be enjoyed by neighbors – something residents said was missing at the Third & Valley development
. Now featured are extra wide (20′) sidewalks – generating more public space and potentially allowing for the widening of Valley Street should traffic studies call for a turning lane or other improvement.
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 – email@example.com
Published March 18, 2016
art , ArtBender , South Orange , Uncategorized
Tags: art, art bender, ArtBender, arts unbound, create, essex county, events, ken krasner, maplewood, maps, marathon, Orange, party, south orange, Sultan of Sanctuary, The Baird, west orange
The Baird is pleased to be an ArtBender Creativity Hub!
Enjoy 24 hours of creativity in and around the Oranges
in support of Arts Unbound
Two ArtBender opportunities will be at the Baird on Saturday, May 14 from 12pm to 4pm
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.
These two events will take place in the Baird Craft Room
5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ 07079
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!
Published May 27, 2015
45 sheridan ave. , Ken Krasner , Sultan of Sanctuary , West Orange
Tags: 45 sheridan ave., home for sale, ken krasner, new listing, st.cloud, stone patio, Sultan of Sanctuary, updated kitchen, west orange
45 Sheridan Av., West Orange, NJ
Public Open House – Sunday, May 29, 1-4pm
4 Beds and 2 Baths
Unwind in an updated, immaculate beauty, perfectly located near NYC transportation, S. Mtn Reservation & Recreation Ctr. Hardwood (oak) floors, big backyard & beautifully updated Kitchen. Kitchen includes white maple soft close cabinets, granite counters, subway tile backsplash, pantry, tons of natural light & french doors to back deck. Beautiful stone patio, backyard tree swings, cherry tree, forsythia, azalea & more mature landscaping grace the grounds. DR & LR are perfect for entertaining & first floor office can double as a bedroom. Great basement family room with bar, finished laundry area, full bath & bedroom. There are many new windows and plenty of basement and attic storage. Lots of love went into this very well maintained, charming home. MUCH LARGER THAN IT APPEARS!
link for full listing – http://emailrpt.gsmls.com/public/show_public_report_rpt.do?report=clientfull&Id=102944988_501982
Published September 12, 2014
art , Essex County , Ken Krasner , listings , South Orange
Tags: Art For Progress, essex county, family room, Juan Manuel Pajares, ken krasner, listings, Modern Art, Prospect Pl., Real Estate, south orange, Sultan of Sanctuary, Victorian
Chic & Charming 4 bed, 2 bath Victorian on a great block has an easy walk or shuttle to MPLWD & SO trains, schools & shops. Front PORCH, Back Deck, Huge FAMILY ROOM & Recently renovated, modern KITCHEN & BATHS are some of the amenities in this beauty. Classic details that show the home’s CHARACTER include numerous BAY WINDOWS, a FIREPLACE, Hardwood Floors, Built-in shelves, Maple Kit Cabs, Dining room w/ built-in China cabinets. Master bedroom w/bulit-ins, Custom radiator covers. Great layout for entertaining. Active Neighborhood society. BRICK garage. Finished third floor has bedroom & lots of storage/cedar closet. Wired for FIOS.
click link below for more info