648-652 Raymond Boulevard, Newark. Street view of Mott St. Image via Google Maps / Street View.

A lot across from Newark Riverfront Park could potentially house a mixed-use development should a new plan be implemented.

The new owner of Raymond Boulevard 648-652 in the Ironbound section of the East Ward is expected to seek approval from the Newark Central Planning Board for a proposed five-story project with variances today, Aug. 3.

648 652 Raymond Boulevard Newark map648-652 Raymond Boulevard map. Image about the application.

The development, referred to as “Raymond + Mott” in the Inglese Architecture + Engineering site plans, would bring 120 residential units and around 2,800 square meters of retail space to the neighborhood. According to a press release, there would also be a multi-storey car park with around 89 parking spaces on the ground floor.

Raymond + Mott Development Newark RenderingRendered by Raymond + Mott by Inglese Architecture + Engineering via the application.

The building will be a mix of studios, one-bedroom units, and two-bedroom units. According to a report by the city staff, a 1,240 square meter equipment room and a 5,200 square meter terrace are proposed for the second floor.

648-652 Raymond Boulevard LLC is registered at the same address as Florio Property Management, a company associated with projects in Paterson. The company recently acquired Raymond Boulevard 648-652 for $ 2.575 million. In the developer’s application, Great Falls Investors, LLC was listed as an executive member of 648-652 Raymond Boulevard LLC, but the form was signed by Matthew Florio.

648 652 Raymond Boulevard Newark648-652 Raymond Boulevard, Newark. Street view of Lexington St. Image via Google Maps / Street View.

Across the street from the Shifman Mattress Company property, there has long been a four-story industrial building that would be demolished under the current proposal. The location is less than 1 mile from Newark Penn Station and the Harrison PATH Station. Lines 1 and 108 from New Jersey Transit to Jersey City and Manhattan also stop in the area.

The Newark Central Planning Board hearing on the matter is scheduled to take place during the meeting, which begins on Zoom at 6:00 p.m.

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.

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