Plan for the proposed development at 197-199 Lafayette Street in Newark. Views of Palermo Edwards Architecture published by the City of Newark.

Two neighboring homes in Newark’s East Ward could be demolished and replaced with a new mixed-use estate.

A motion sent to the City of Newark says that a six-story building could be constructed at 197 and 199 Lafayette Streets, which are between Union and Prospect Streets on the Ironbound section.

The document describes plans by 197 Lafayette Street, LLC to bring 22 residential units, 2,836 square feet of retail space on the first floor, a common room and a gym to the site. Parking for cars would not be provided on the premises, although architectural plans by Palermo Edwards Architecture envisaged that a bicycle storage room would be added to the building.

Antonio and Alina Lolo are identified in a disclosure statement as the owners of half of 197 Lafayette Street, LLC.

197 199 Lafayette Street Newark 2Plan for the proposed development at 197-199 Lafayette Street in Newark. Views of Palermo Edwards Architecture published by the City of Newark.

Grant Engineering & Construction Group, LLC site plans released by the Newark City Government refer to this development as “Lafayette Street Residence” and state in part that “the project is located in an area determined to be within the area [a] 100 years of floodplains according to the provisional flood insurance tariff card. “

The two properties are located one block south of the Ferry Street corridor and less than half a mile from Newark Penn Station.

The matter is due to be dealt with during a session on Zoom on Thursday, April 8th at 6:00 p.m. in front of the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment. The agenda of the meeting states that the applicant looks for deviations from exceeding the maximum building height to exceeding the maximum lot coverage.

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.