Current Projects

For assistance with Current Projects, please contact:

Roger Johnson

SVP of Real Estate Development

Office: (973) 273-1040
Email: rjohnson@investnewark.org

CURRENT PROJECTS:
505 Clinton Ave – Artist Co-op Housing

The new artist co-op housing will provide the community of Clinton Hill and the City of Newark a new cultural art, education, residential and social center that offers opportunity to build the creative and business capacity, a source for individual and neighborhood growth.

The vision and program plan will focus on the following essential areas for the success of the artist co-op housing:

  • High Quality Artistic Venues Special Event Programing:
  • Stage Performances: Music, Dance, Theater
  • Recitals
  • Special Events: Private and Corporate
  • Access to affordable Art Discipline, Education and Training
  • Individual and Community Capacity Building, Promoting Artistic Expression and Creativity
  • Strengthening Community’ Socialization and Wellness through Effective Engagement and Creative Collaboration
  • Building Strategic Alliance, Partnerships with the Greater Newark Arts Community, Area Businesses, Corporate and Foundations
  • Nutrition, Health and Fitness
  • New Works Platform for Artistic Ideas and Presentation
  • Social Awareness: Lectures, Readings, Panels and Roundtable Discussions

The artist co-op housing is a $9 million dollar project with expected completion of Summer 2020.  This redevelopment will bring new hope and vitality and stabilization to the Clinton Hill community, offering opportunities for individuals and the community to grow & reach desired interest and outcomes, in art, cultural and community health and wellness. Helping the Clinton Hill community of Newark emerge …….” like a Phoenix out of the ashes to stir the wind for change…….”

Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park is a $50 million park along the Passaic River. It will be nearly 40 acres of open space and walkways across 3 miles of riverfront. Features will include, a skate park, theater, boathouse, beach, splashpads, lawns, raised esplanade, riparian gardens, volleyball, dog run, art space, kiosks for vendors, cookout area, bluff playground, and more. Green features include stormwater management and mechanical filtration, riparian gardens and ability to withstand flooding while acting as a barrier for the city.

COMPLETED PROJECTS:
Mulberry Commons

The Mulberry Commons is a $10 million dollar, 3-acre passive park directly across from the Prudential Center. In March 2016, Mayor Ras J. Baraka announced a request for proposal for the park design. An official ground breaking ceremony took place October 2, 2017 and official opening of the first phase of the park took place May 30, 2019. Phase II of the park calls for a footbridge of 0.5 miles (0.80 km) over McCarter Highway and the Northeast Corridor with direct access to Penn Station’s new entrance platform. It will also connect the Ironbound neighborhood via Ferry Street and as an ultimate connection to the under-construction Riverfront Park.