Also, they’re having a crazy Bag Sale event this Saturday!
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Tags: clothing, consignment shop, maplewood, retail, Ridgewood Rd., Sarah Hayden, south orange, Stephen Hayden, Sultan of Sanctuary, vintage shop, West Village Clothing Company
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
Tags: architecture, Barry Lewis, Board of Trustees, BOT, craft beer, David Kasdan, essex county, Festival, food truck, IACAC, Irvington Ave, Josh Mann, Real Estate, retail, Seton Village, Sheena Collum, south orange, Steve Schnall, Sultan of Sanctuary, Temple Beth-El
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.
Tags: Apartments, architecture, bakery, Beifus, D&I, Edward Ayuso, essex county, Gateway, gym, luxury, Mara's, nj, Real Estate, retail, south orange, South Orange Ave.
The old Beifus property near the South Orange train depot has finally been transformed. After the town waged a protracted legal battle with prior deadbeat owner, Andrew Beifus, over the vacant lot, real estate developer, Edward E. Ayuso II acquired the property from the lender and put his expertise and energies to work on creating The Gateway.
It’s now a 4-story mixed-use luxury building located at 9 West South Orange Ave. and features a collection of 57 luxury residential units and ground floor retail stores. The retail so far includes Mara’s Café & Bakery and D & I Fitness. Tenants are moving in and energizing the formerly fallow plot, creating some revenue for the town and hopefully anchoring more retail and action heading farther west up South Orange Ave.
link below for more info