9-15 Marie Place, Newark. Image via Google Maps.

Two areas in a Newark neighborhood could go from largely undeveloped space to a four-story building if a business proposal is approved.

A company called 9 Marie Place, LLC is planning an 18-unit development at 9-11 and 11-13 Marie Place in the city’s southern district, according to a public announcement. The notice did not mention the proposed unit pricing or the number of bedrooms per unit.

The developer is said to be in a virtual meeting on Thursday, December 10th, to seek preliminary and final approval of the site plan from the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment.

According to reports, looking for anomalies such as usage, density and inadequate parking, the note suggests that the project would include a dozen parking spaces on the ground floor. There are no train or light rail stations near this neighborhood, although the New Jersey Transit bus 27 to Clifton, Downtown Newark, Irvington, and Nutley stops a few blocks away along West Peddie Street.

Local tax returns list 9 Marie Place, LLC as the owner of both packages, and the company is linked to an address in Springfield, which is also listed on GonSosa Development’s website.

Unlike other neighborhoods in this part of South Ward, few other proposals for the development of multiple families of this type have recently been published. These two properties are just yards from Exit 56 of I-78, which was originally intended for the Route 75 Midtown Connector decades ago.

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

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