Approved design for The Halo, Newark. Rendering via INOA Architecture.
A company looking to move a three high-rise complex to land on the edge of downtown Newark can now move forward with its plans.
The second version of “The Halo,” a massive development proposed for 289-301 Washington Street, was approved by the Newark Central Planning Board last week.
Second version of the design for The Halo, Newark. Rendering via INOA Architecture.
The six story base of The Halo, Newark. Rendering via INOA Architecture.
The 289-301 Washington Street Urban Renewal, LLC project is now to bring a 38-story tower, a 42-story tower, and a 46-story tower to the Central Ward. The towers would comprise a total of 949 residential units on a six-story podium. INOA Architecture’s site plans show that there are also automated parking spaces, terraces, facilities at garden level and facilities for sky lounges such as pools on the roof.
“I want my building to be the pride of Newark,” developer Moshe Glatzer told Jersey Digs.
Rooftop amenities in Halo, Newark. Rendering via INOA Architecture.
Glatzer said there are likely to be multiple community meetings related to the project, noting that, unlike other new developments aimed at people commuting to work outside of Newark, The Halo serves people of different incomes supposed to be employed in the largest city in the state.
“We want a design that works for every Newark resident, not just people who travel and want to save money in New York City,” said Glatzer, adding, “we want people who actually contribute to the community.”
The halo, Newark. Rendering via INOA Architecture.
The proposed pricing of the units has not yet been announced, but Glatzer mentioned that development is expected to be fully in line with Newark’s 20 percent inclusion zone ordinance and will hire local residents.
“Our goal is to offer everyone who comes into our building the same service and the same accessibility for everything, regardless of income,” explained Glatzer.
The previous 40-story version of The Halo, announced in 2018, would have included two towers for a total of 594 residential units.
Hudson Meridian Construction Group, which recently participated in the development of Ocean Drive in Coney Island, Brooklyn, will be the construction manager for the current version of The Halo, according to Vytas Sipas, vice president of operations.
The halo will rise in Newark’s Central Ward. Rendering via INOA Architecture.
If these plans come true, the 46-story tower of the Halo would be the tallest building in Newark. Though suggestions have been made for taller buildings over the years, the National Newark Building on Broad Street has been the tallest building in the city for nearly a century.
The first phase of this complex could be completed by the end of 2023, Glatzer said.