Category Archives: New Development

Home rule crippling NJ’s future

From NJ Spotlight: THE CHALLENGE FACING NEW JERSEY’S SUBURBS: ‘ADAPT IN ORDER TO SURVIVE’ Could suburban communities really empty out if officials don’t plan better to meet the demand for vibrant, walkable neighborhoods? If recent population settlement patterns continue, and … Continue reading

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Fighting against the “look” of urbanism

It’s ok, it’s less ‘urban’ if we make it look like a completely fake “farm”. From the Record: Montvale Planning Board members call plans for Mercedes-Benz site ‘too urban’ The housing and shopping center design for the former Mercedes-Benz headquarters … Continue reading

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Who does this?

From the Star Ledger: ‘My Lowe’s contractor doesn’t care, and Lowe’s doesn’t either,’ homeowner claims When CherylAnne and Mike Amendola decided to expand and renovate the kitchen in their Lincoln Park home, they knew it would be a big job. … Continue reading

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City of the Future?

First time Outdoor magazine made it to the front page, great great piece: Affordable Housing Is the Key to a Thriving City Almost as long as there have been cities, there have been efforts to revamp their downtowns. But philosophies … Continue reading

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Are PILOTs good or bad?

From ROI-NJ: Is fixing PILOT regulations a way to fix school funding? Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director at Rutgers University’s Bloustein Local Government Research Center, said the last time payments in lieu of taxes were addressed in the state was 1992. … Continue reading

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Is Newark sure it wants Amazon?

From Vice (first time ever?): Cities Are for Rich People Now and Wooing Amazon Only Makes It Worse If there are two facts of life in the modern American city, they are that rent will be too damn high, and … Continue reading

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Will affordable housing make NJ unaffordable for the rest of us?

From the Star Ledger: N.J. needs to build 155,000 affordable housing units. No one can agree on how or where As New Jersey reigned as one of the most expensive places in the country to live, the state agency tasked … Continue reading

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NJ’s future of smaller, taller, more expensive apartments

From ROI NJ: Rutgers Real Estate Center releases landmark study on school-aged children in multifamily properties The number of school-age children in multifamily housing units increases with the number of bedrooms, regardless of the residents’ income level and building product … Continue reading

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NJ not a place for startups

From WNYC: New Jersey Wants to Stake a Claim in the Innovation Economy New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy rarely misses an opportunity to point out the Garden State once was a hub for innovation — where Thomas Edison invented the … Continue reading

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But are we ready to change?

From the comments the other day, but good enough to get top page billing. From the NY Times: As Office Parks Empty, Towns Turn Vacancies Into Opportunities Perched off a busy road in northern New Jersey with sweeping vistas of … Continue reading

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Fix it, Sell it, or Get Out

From the APP: A tool for targeting the ‘zombie houses’ of Toms River, throughout the Shore They’re called “zombie houses,” and they can suck the life out of any neighborhood. Zombie homes are properties whose owners have walked away from … Continue reading

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At least someone wants to be here

From the WSJ: New Jersey Landlords Can’t Keep Up With Demand For Industrial Space Industrial space in New Jersey is so hot that lease deals are drying up. Across the state, which has become a major logistics hub for online … Continue reading

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Has Newark made it?

From Bloomberg: A $1 Billion Real Estate Boost for Battered Newark SJP Properties and Aetna Realty are planning to spend as much as $1 billion on a project beside a Newark, New Jersey, commuter-rail hub, the latest in a spree … Continue reading

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Out with retail, in with industrial

From Real Estate Weekly: Developers struggling to meet demand for New Jersey industrial space New Jersey can’t keep up with demand for industrial space, according to Duke Realty leasing vice president Ben Rosen. “There are no buildings available under 300,000 … Continue reading

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Large scale development possible in Jersey?

From Centraljersey.com Sayreville will build ‘largest mixed-use project in New Jersey history’ Development is moving forward on a 418-acre, $2.5 billion mixed-used development in Sayreville. Riverton, a mixed-use project that will be located by the Raritan River and total 5 … Continue reading

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