Suggested development: 88-90 Walnut Street, Newark. Rendering of Palermo Edwards Architecture over the city of Newark.

Two properties next to each other in Newark’s Central Ward could house a 12-story building if a developer has their way.

88-90 Walnut Street, LLC is expected to appear before the Newark Central Planning Board at its next meeting to seek preliminary and final approval of the site plan with deviations for a proposed project just a few feet west of the corner of Walnut Street and McCarter Highway.

88 90 Walnut Street Newark 3The 12-story design of 88-90 Walnut Street in Newark’s Central Ward. Rendering of Palermo Edwards Architecture over the city of Newark.

If the building at 88 and 90 Walnut Street were approved and completed as planned, it would include 40 residential units, three parking spaces, a gym, laundry room, rooftop lounge and bicycle storage room, according to a municipal report dated March 10. The report also found that a three-story house and garage on the site were recently demolished.

Palermo Edwards Architecture’s site plans indicate that this development would include a mix of one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, but no retail space.

88 90 Walnut Street Newark 188-90 Walnut Street. Rendering of Palermo Edwards Architecture over the city of Newark.

A disclosure statement issued by the City of Newark associates Nelson Espinoza and an address on Hermon Street with 88-90 Walnut Street, LLC.

The public hearing on the matter is expected to take place during the Zoom meeting on Monday March 15th at 6:00 p.m.

If this proposal for a 12-story apartment building on Walnut Street seems familiar, it could be because another 12-story apartment building was announced for the same block just six months ago. Walnut Homes Realty, LLC, affiliated with the same Hermon Street address as 88-90 Walnut Street, LLC filed an application with plans for a 77 unit project at 78, 80 and 82 Walnut Street.

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