The project, known as “The Halo,” is being proposed for 289-301 Washington Street, between William Street and Branford Place. The plans, which were designed by Minno & Wasko, call for a high-rise complex with two 40-story buildings connected by a five-story base.
There would be 66 studio apartments, 132 one bedrooms, and 99 two-bedroom units in each building, for a total of 594 in the entire complex. A source who provided information on the condition of anonymity told Jersey Digs that 20 percent of the units at The Halo is expected to be designated as “affordable housing.”
Located a block away from Teachers Village, 289-301 Washington Street is located farther west than other large recent development proposals in Newark’s central business district. The Halo would be the first one of its kind on the Washington Street corridor and would replace what has long been a privately owned gated parking lot.
The plans have been submitted to the Newark Central Planning Board as an “as of right” application, according to the source, and are expected to be heard in the near future. Should the approvals be granted, construction could begin next year and be completed as soon as the beginning of 2021.