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The former home of the Newark Bears minor league baseball team — left to languish along Broad Street since the hard-luck franchise folded in 2013 — has been sold to a New York-based developer for $23.5 million.

The site at the corner of Broad Street and Orange Street has been sold to the Lotus Equity Group, city officials confirmed this week. Lotus plans to demolish Riverfront Stadium and build a mixed-use, high-rise tower in its place.

"This property is so significant," said Baye Adofo-Wilson, the city's Deputy Mayor for Economic and Housing Development. The stadium "was part of a previous attempt to revitalize the downtown...It didn't work out. We had to come up with a new idea."

The precise number of units proposed for the tower is unclear, but officials said it could be between 1,000 and 1,500. Some of the units, though it is unclear how many, will likely be designated as affordable housing.

While Wilson said Lotus will probably seek a tax abatement for the project, the details of what it will look like have not yet been ironed out. But, the tax break would be contingent upon the company hiring Newark residents during construction, and hotel staffing, he said.

"We require that you hire Newark residents," Wilson said. "If you do that, we can grant an abatement."

The stadium's sale appears to dash any hopes that the site might one day be home to a casino, should North Jersey officials prove successful in convincing both legislators and voters to allow gambling outside Atlantic City. But, city officials said the sale does not mean that the possibility of a casino somewhere else in Newark is off the table.

"There are several locations that folks are interested in," Mayor Ras Baraka said Friday, noting that the development he supports includes not only a casino, but an entertainment complex and hotel.

"We never decided that we would stop development (while we wait to find out about) the casino...We have to move forward either way," he said.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, a key supporter of the casino effort, said he was "very excited" about the high-rise. The stadium was owned by both the city and the county, and managed by the Essex County Improvement Authority, officials said.

"This dynamic project will contribute immensely to the economic revitalization of Essex County and Newark," DiVincenzo said.

"The economic stimulation and the financial debt that will be removed from the budgets of Essex and Newark are substantial advantages that make this project worthwhile and beneficial for the residents of Essex."

While grand plans for the property have fallen flat before, Baraka said he was confident the new development would play a critical role in revitalizing Newark's long-foundering downtown.

"This will spark more development in and around that area," he said. "We are excited."
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The precise number of units proposed for the tower is unclear, but officials said it could be between 1,000 and 1,500. Some of the units, though it is unclear how many, will likely be designated as affordable housing.

Very good news. This is in addition to the 2 sites, one next door and the other accross the street next to the train station. This is exactly where this type of mass development belongs. It also has it's own light rail stop (the loop that connects Broad and Penn stations in Newark). It's 20 minutes outside of Manhattan from either station, and about 25 on the PATH.

The area could support all three of these developments and more, because of one major thing - transit.
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This is before Cablevision built that humongous and ugly parking garage next door...



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The area could support all three of these developments and more, because of one major thing - transit.
I see a lot of potential for Newark. Its the crossroads of New Jersey. Newark Penn is the biggest asset. I really think its just the crime issue and corruption in city hall that keeps it from reaching its potential, but hopefully projects like this will start to bring fresh faces, and with it, a positive culture. Ironbound is great, but everything North of Downtown needs to gentrify.

You can tell Newark is up and coming again when theres a Starbucks on Broad.
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I see a lot of potential for Newark. Its the crossroads of New Jersey. Newark Penn is the biggest asset. I really think its just the crime issue and corruption in city hall that keeps it from reaching its potential, but hopefully projects like this will start to bring fresh faces, and with it, a positive culture. Ironbound is great, but everything North of Downtown needs to gentrify.

You can tell Newark is up and coming again when theres a Starbucks on Broad.
This is exciting stuff! I take the montclair Boonton line from montclair state university to Penn Station with my fiance sometimes. We just took it last week and I have to say, the route through Newark has changed dramatically. I wish I had taken a video from how it looked when we started dating in 2007 compared to now. Completely different!
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Ironbound is great, but everything North of Downtown needs to gentrify.

I hardly see gentrification as the answer to everything. Newark has a variety of neighborhoods, and there are stable neighborhoods north of Downtown. But in either case, I don't see wiping out whole neighborhoods as a model any city should try to adapt.

Newark has been on a steady climb as far as development goes. It's not on par with Jersey City because it's further out, and not in the shadow of Manhattan (Don't think for a second JC would be building the large residential buildings it's building today were it not for its close proximity to Manhattan). Reverse the location of the two cities, and you would find it was Newark with the many waterfront developments and JC lagging behind.

But as I was saying earlier, transportation is key. Newark has the airport and direct rail service with Penn Station. Prudential has been making an investment on Newark's future as well as other developers and Rutgers. But still, Newark will not fully recover without an investement in jobs, something that can happen with the right incentives - just as it did in Jersey City.

http://inhabitat.com/nyc/panasonic-n...asonic-newark/



I also think NJ Transit shoudl run trains later than it does. PATH runs essentially like the subways, 24 hours. As far as this development goes, it will probably be a multy tower (2 or 3) development.



This is an image of a building that was being proposed on the next lot before everything fell in almost a decade ago...





Another potential development from the last decade, also near the train station...

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I wonder if a developer would ever take into consideration the fact that luxury buildings in Newark would have the benefit of having great views of all of nyc and Jersey city and the mountains to the north and west. They wouldn't need to go supertall for now but some nice 200-250 meter buildings would really boast some great views.
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The proposal isn't bad at all!!! No tears for the stadium though, even though it could count as Newark's baseball team, though and my apologies that Newark and NJ had to lose the Nets to NYC and Prokhorov (is spelling correct???), but the Nets belonged in Newark, not in Bklyn, and while there wasn't any fanfare left for the NJ Nets, the city and the state, in particular North Jersey, at least should've had a pro basketball team to call it's own!!!

The proposal, IMHO signals that Newark is due for a true rebirth, At least they're moving in the right direction, unlike my home city Philadelphia, which nixed plans for what should've been the tallest American building until the Freedom Tower on Ground Zero get completed in Downtown Manhattan.

And in case anybody knows this, the CITC w/o the spire is 911' while the Freedom Tower in NYC is 1776'. That's very odd indeed considering that on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence happened in Independence Hall right here in Philadelphia, and 9/11 happened in NYC!!! Why the swap, and not saying that NYC doesn't deserve the title of having the tallest building in America or even the world since it's the biggest city in this country. In that case, the developers should've at least made the Freedom Tower 2001' since that's when the 9/11 attacks occurred on that particular year rather than using the 1776 figure, which is a very important year in Philadelphia, considering that our pro basketball team is named the 76ers!!!

If any NJ forumers would like to share any tidbits about this, you can reply back to me, I'd love to hear more info from the NYC area because I'm just not sure whether the Philly former could appreciate a project like the American Commerce Center, Bridgeman's View, Mandeville Place (which was all residential, but still..), and the SLS Hotel project on Broad and Spruce, which is currently in limbo as we speak. Thank you!!!
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I always thought it would have been cool if they went 1776' to the roof and 225' on the spire. Then it would have stood 2001' to the tip!

But anyway, back to Newark; How much height are we potentially looking at here? Or is this more of a horizontal development?
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Unfortunate... thats a beautiful ball park
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1000-1500 units in one building? This thing could be a supertall!
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1000-1500 units in one building? This thing could be a supertall!


Given the site, I think this will be a development that will be very large in terms of length/width dimensions, numerous components, but short. I'm talking 300-400 ft at most, but spread out over two or three towers that are stubby. Similar to the Prudential Tower that was recently built (phase 1 that is), but residential. Or akin to the Flushing Commons project in a sense.

Actually, a Flushing Commons style development would be ideal for this parcel.

Something like this: http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopo...ommons-jpg.jpg
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2.3 million square feet of residential, office, retail, and cultural space!

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New Details Released for Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium Site

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Officials announced more details on Thursday about the future of the Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium site in Downtown Newark. According to a statement issued by the City of Newark, a 7.5-acre mixed-use neighborhood will be coming to the property, including 2.3 million square feet of residential, office, retail, and cultural space. The stadium will be demolished to make way for the development.

“Newark is in the midst of a major revitalization effort that is transforming our entire city”, said Mayor Ras Baraka in a statement, adding that “this project anchors our downtown development activities and brings new living and working options to current residents, students and those looking to make Newark their home”.

It was announced earlier this year that Lotus Equity Group, based in Manhattan, was acquiring the site for $23.5 million from the Essex County Improvement Authority, and public hearing regarding the sale was held in August. The stadium parking garage, located along Bridge Street, was not included in the sale, according to a legal notice.

Now, it has been revealed that Lotus has closed on the acquisition and has chosen Vishaan Chakrabarti’s Practice for Architecture and Urbanism to develop a master plan for the new neighborhood. Chakrabarti, the author of A Country of Cities, helped lead the master plans for the Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment in Brooklyn and the Essex Crossing project in Manhattan.

“Our selection of Vishaan Chakrabarti, and his team at PAU, to create the master plan for this project exemplifies our commitment to ensuring this project will be a world-class development of which Newark and its residents will be proud”, stated Lotus CEO Ben Korman.

“We are thrilled to participate in the ongoing rejuvenation of Newark at this critically important site for the city and the region,” said Chakrabarti in the statement.
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Two million square ft of mixed use development is good for the area, particularly when combined with the development of the two large parcels directly to the north, and accross the street.
Development of both those sites was stalled, but redevelopment of the stadium site will bring those back into play sooner rather than later.


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The former Westinghouse site that was cleared for development, separated from the stadium site by the transit plaza...






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Newark to Get Apartments at Site of Defunct Baseball Stadium




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Developers of a mixed-use project at the site of a failed baseball stadium in Newark unveiled plans calling for as many as 2,000 rental apartments and 400,000 square feet of office space, part of an effort to revive the downtown of New Jersey’s largest city.

Lotus Equity Group named four architecture firms that will collaborate on the design for the 2.3 million-square-foot (214,000-square-meter) development, which also would have retail stores and open space, according to the preliminary plans. The site of the former Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium is within walking distance of trains to Manhattan and campuses of Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

“We want to tap into different experts,” Ben Korman, chief executive officer of New York-based Lotus, said in an interview. “We wanted to tap the knowledge around us, and, to a degree, from around the world, for a quality middle-class workforce neighborhood. Each one will bring their own sensitivity, but ultimately work together in making it work.”

Newark is seeing an influx of real estate investment a half-century after riots tore apart the city and scared away developers. Projects include a new office tower for Prudential Financial Inc., a redevelopment of the abandoned Hahne & Co. department store into a mixed-use property with a Whole Foods Market, and a residential high-rise being built across the street from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Architects for the stadium project include Michael Green, whose firm has been at the forefront of constructing buildings from wood, and Enrique Norten’s TEN Arquitectos, whose projects include New York’s Mercedes House and a campus for Mexico City’s Centro University. Last year, Lotus hired Vishaan Chakrabarti’s Practice for Architecture and Urbanism to plan the site and help design the project’s first phase. Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners is the architect of record.

Lotus on Monday also released a rendering of the development, which shows people gathered in a courtyard with cafe tables and blossom-covered trees, surrounded by a ring of office and apartment buildings. The developer aims to start construction sometime next year.





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What will be replacing Bears stadium is a dense, mixed-use development made up of residential, office, retail, and cultural space, with an emphasis on community-centered programming. Two housing blocks and one commercial office block will make up the master plan’s superblock; a piazza in the middle will hold retail shops and host public programs. There are also plans to bring another cultural venue into the site, which will tie the development back into the city and the surrounding institutions.

Pedestrian movement will be prioritized. Parking garages will be relegated underground, streets will be designed with the pedestrian and non-automobile transportation in mind, and there are plans to only have one shared street for automobiles running through the site.

The site’s proximity to educational institutions, certain tech industries, and transit infrastructure (Penn Station is 15 minutes away by train) will help attract Manhattanites looking to move out of the city as well as those who work in Newark, according to Korman.

“It is a transforming project,” Korman said. “Ultimately the vision is to create a significant project that would serve as a model for others to follow.”

The designs and plans are scheduled to be completed by mid-2018, with groundbreaking tentatively aimed for early 2019.



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Korman said the project will include 1,400 apartments, which would be subject to the city's requirement that 20 percent be set aside for people of low or moderate incomes.

There would be a 400,000-square-foot office tower marketed to technology firms, taking advantage of the city's growing reputation as a tech hub. Korman is also a partner in C&K Properties, which 11 years ago acquired 2 Gateway Center, the first building to contract with the city's Newark Fiber public-private venture to provide internet access to its tenants.

In some ways, Korman said the stadium project is a reaction to the Gateway office complex, which was built amid a climate of anxiety in the aftermath of Newark's 1967 violence and has been criticized as insular and uninviting to anyone but the people who work there.

By contrast, Korman said, the new project would invite the city in, with its large, open courtyard -- "the piazza," he called it -- accommodating open air markets, galleries and even film screenings, all open to the general public.

"These are different times," Korman said.

The complex will also include 120,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, mainly intended for small or medium-sized shops and restaurants. And there will be an entertainment venue that Korman said would be comparable to Brooklyn Bowl, the 600-capacity concert hall and bowling ally in that borough's Williamsburg section.

Those kinds of uses, Korman said, will encourage pedestrian traffic from inside and outside of the complex. And, he said, the complex will also generate street life along McCarter Highway on its northern edge, across from the Passaic River, an area now bereft of almost any commercial activity, pedestrian-oriented or otherwise.


"The thought was also that, not only should it be housing for the city of Newark, but it should also also have commercial activity on the site," Korman said. "It should be an asset that should be embraced by the people that live in Newark and it should be embraced by the people who love Newark and work in it."
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The gentrification of Downtown Newark and its proxies like University District is waaayyy overdue. About time. Time to clean the area up.

Newark has so much damn potential, and its good to finally see it shaping up. Lots has been going on in the last two years, and this is a goldmine opportunity. 2000 units is a major development anywhere, even in NYC.

What a beautiful thing too, that its rentals.

400k sq ft of office is nice, and I hope it acts as a catalyst for further office growth. I essentially want Newark to go the way of JC. I think it has even greater potential.
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The gentrification of Downtown Newark and its proxies like University District is waaayyy overdue. About time. Time to clean the area up.

I don't like it when people throw that word (gentrification) around like it is the magic fix all for everything. It is not. That area is primarily business and education. What those vacant sites need is development, which was put on hold during the financial crisis. And that's because of the proximity to multiple modes of transit (multiple rail lines, air, and interstate). When you have that kind of access to transit, particularly the rail lines, you need dense development. And this will not just be a tower development with no pedestrian or streetlife.


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The complex will also include 120,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space, mainly intended for small or medium-sized shops and restaurants. And there will be an entertainment venue that Korman said would be comparable to Brooklyn Bowl, the 600-capacity concert hall and bowling ally in that borough's Williamsburg section.

Those kinds of uses, Korman said, will encourage pedestrian traffic from inside and outside of the complex. And, he said, the complex will also generate street life along McCarter Highway on its northern edge, across from the Passaic River, an area now bereft of almost any commercial activity, pedestrian-oriented or otherwise.

It's the kind of development we need throughout the metro area, and we have been seeing a lot of it take shape.
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Actually something like this I'd like to happen in Jersey City... most projects seem separate from everything else, this incorporates a more community oriented approach. Hope this goes through for Newark!
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