A development with 15 units, retail space on the ground floor and a multi-storey car park with seven parking spaces is proposed for South Orange Avenues 503 and 505 in Newark. Image via Google Maps / Street View.

A plan by a Union County developer to build a four-story mixed-use building in Newark’s West Ward could soon get the necessary permits.

503 South Orange Ave, LLC, registered at a Springfield address, is expected to have the Newark Central Planning Board’s tentative and final approval of the site map during a Zoom session on Monday, October 5th at 6:00 p.m. catch up

The company filed a motion stating that 503 and 505 South Orange Avenues, two areas on the corner of South 18th Street, would propose a 15-unit development, ground floor retail space and a seven-parking garage.

503 505 South Orange Avenue Newark renderingViews of the project through the application. Image courtesy of Palermo Edwards Architecture.

Nine of the units would have one bedroom while the remaining six would have two bedrooms, according to a September 30 report by the Newark Central Planning Board. Site plans by Palermo Edwards Architecture released by the Newark City Government show that a 1,056-square-foot rooftop terrace is also planned.

In a disclosure statement accompanying the filing, Alberto Goncalves was identified as a registered agent of 503 South Orange Ave, LLC.

The hearing comes less than weeks after Newark City Council passed a resolution approving the sale of 505 South Orange Avenue to the Springfield-based LLC for $ 17,400.

The resolution referred to plans for “an affordable commercial home” and stated that “the property will be sold to the neighboring owner to complete the assembly for the project”. Real estate records show 503 South Orange Avenue sold for $ 90,000 last fall.

“The property is currently empty, with the exception of a destructive 2.5-story frame apartment that was damaged by fire,” the employee report said.

The vacant portion of the site used to contain a single-story and three-story building, but both buildings have been demolished in the last decade. The lots are near the Gallery Lofts, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Fairmount Cemetery and West Side High School.

Notice to Readers: The dates on which motions from the Newark Central Planning Board and other commissions are to be heard are subject to change.