HK Auto Group, LLC is filing for approval for a five-story project at 89-91 and 93 Elizabeth Avenues in Newark. Image via Google Maps / Street View.

A company that owns a car dealership in Newark’s South Ward has requested to replace its used car and U-Haul property with a mixed-use development.

HK Auto Group, LLC is expected to seek approval and variances this week for a proposed five-story project at 89-91 and 93 Elizabeth Avenues. One application states that 29 residential units are in progress for the premises.

89 93 Elizabeth Avenue Newark RenderingRendering of the proposed project. Rendering of English architecture + engineering.

Inglese Architecture + Engineering’s site plans indicate that there would be 15 one-bedroom units and 14 two-bedroom units and 2,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. A roof terrace for the residents is also planned.

Kasib Goode is listed as an executive member of HK Auto Group, LLC.

89 93 Elizabeth Avenue Newark mapMap. Image about the application.

The proposed development would include 14 parking spaces. The properties are adjacent to the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church and near Malcolm X Shabazz High School and are serviced by New Jersey Transit buses to Clifton, Cranford, downtown Newark, Elizabeth, Irvington, Nutley, Plainfield and Westfield.

Although development proposals of this type have been widespread in other parts of Newark in recent years, this proposal is among the only recent applications of its type for this area along Elizabeth Avenue. The Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment is due to hear the plans during a virtual meeting this Thursday, August 6th at 6:00 p.m.

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