The proposed adaptive reuse project envisages 29 residential units. Image courtesy Inglese Architecture + Engineering via the application.

A Newark developer who has been responsible for a number of projects in the University Heights neighborhood over the past decade is now trying to convert an existing building in the community into a mixed-use structure.

The Gomes Group is expected to appear in front of the Newark Central Planning Board during a virtual meeting on Monday, November 2nd to seek preliminary and final approval of the site map with variances as part of the company’s plans for 50-56 Norfolk Street.

The four-story building on the site was previously owned by Newark Renaissance House, an organization described on the Newark Public Schools website as “Individuals, Families and the Community Through Innovative and Multidisciplinary Programs for Addiction Treatment and Behavior”. Mental health and lifestyle problems associated with this disease. “

50 56 Norfolk Street Newark RenderingImage courtesy Inglese Architecture + Engineering via the application.

A report by city staff on Oct. 29 said the proposed adaptive reuse project will include 29 residential units, 1,950 square feet of commercial space, a 1,200 square foot gym and a tenant lounge. The existing parking lot on the corner of Norfolk Street and Sussex Avenue would be retained.

According to Inglese Architecture + Engineering’s site plans released by the City of Newark, there would be one studio, 19 one-bedroom units, and nine two-bedroom units.

50 56 Norfolk Street Newark ElevationsImage courtesy Inglese Architecture + Engineering via the application.

The property is a short walk from Norfolk Street Station on the Newark Light Rail and the Marion P. Thomas Charter School. On local tax returns, the Gomes Group is listed as the current owner of 50-56 Norfolk Street. The county’s files indicate that the Newark Renaissance House Foundation agreed to sell several parcels of land on the block to the company in June for more than $ 2.85 million.

The Newark Central Planning Board meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom

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