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    Yes, the total will be 1,448 apartments: 950 new...

    Yes, the total will be 1,448 apartments: 950 new plus 498 old. The total to be demolished is 6 apartments, plus 40,000 square feet of parking garages.
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    It's unclear what they'll do exactly, but nearly...

    It's unclear what they'll do exactly, but nearly all of the current complex will remain. A filing with the city that I read about a month ago said that less than 5 apartments would be demolished in...
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    About halfway done (~35 floors). No holdups.

    About halfway done (~35 floors). No holdups.
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    There is none. Don't know where they came up...

    There is none. Don't know where they came up with that. Nothing like that has been approved by the Planning Board, let alone broken ground.

    The Central Ave extension building has an address of...
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    That's what workers on-site told me when I passed...

    That's what workers on-site told me when I passed by on Tuesday
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    87 Newkirk (15 stories) recently topped off. 289...

    87 Newkirk (15 stories) recently topped off. 289 Jordan (16 stories) is under construction (foundation work). There is also a 9-story building U/C at the corner of Academy and Baldwin. And I saw a...
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    If you can't figure out how to charge less than...

    If you can't figure out how to charge less than $6 for a grilled cheese sandwich, with no sides/drink, in Newark, you don't really deserve to stay in business.
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    Nope. Google Maps is mistaken in this case. ...

    Nope. Google Maps is mistaken in this case.

    It's between Market and Edison Place along McCarter Highway.

    http://njparcels.com/property/0714/161/1.02
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    Conceptual sketches of what the North-of-Guyon...

    Conceptual sketches of what the North-of-Guyon district will look like are available here:

    http://www.groarc.com/portfolios/harrison-nog/
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    808 Pavonia has absolutely not broken ground.

    808 Pavonia has absolutely not broken ground.
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    Thanks West Hudson, you're very informative, as...

    Thanks West Hudson, you're very informative, as always. But something doesn't make sense here--this site didn't need enviro remediation; most of the site was only ever occupied by residential (never...
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    ^^^They're done with excavation. That excavator...

    ^^^They're done with excavation. That excavator (and another that was previously onsite) dug the hole, and finished about a week ago. Don't they usually schedule a few weeks of flex time between...
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    If the tax credits weren't necessary, Newark's...

    If the tax credits weren't necessary, Newark's skyline would be a forest of cranes right now...the tax credits would be millions in free money, and nobody would be leaving that on the table. Instead...
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    Trump is trying to do away with the Historic Tax...

    Trump is trying to do away with the Historic Tax Credit program altogether:

    https://www.curbed.com/2017/11/2/16599416/tax-reform-historic-tax-credit-historic-preservation
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    The Verizon renovation actually has...

    The Verizon renovation actually has government-subsidized financing as well -- Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic (Preservation) Tax Credits, and New Market Tax Credits. All these tax credit...
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    Hahne's is a special case because received heavy...

    Hahne's is a special case because received heavy heavy subsidies from the state (via the Economic Development Authority and Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency)--over $106 million for a project that...
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    Look at the date on the lower-right of the cover...

    Look at the date on the lower-right of the cover page. This plan hasn't been amended since 2015 (for the Downtown chain store ban), and the changes before that dating back to 1990 were just for...
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    ^^^There are a couple of loopholes in the bill...

    ^^^There are a couple of loopholes in the bill that could make it work. It's possible to pay a fee instead of providing the affordable apartments, and it's possible to get reductions in the fee by...
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    Time will tell, but I think Newark made it an...

    Time will tell, but I think Newark made it an even longer process with their new inclusionary zoning ordinance. In order for new projects to pencil out in the areas covered by the inclusionary zoning...
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    lol

    lol
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    Yep, it's Journal Squared II. And the building...

    Yep, it's Journal Squared II. And the building U/C in the back is the tall tower of the Hudson Yards twins.
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    Looks like they broke ground this morning (the...

    Looks like they broke ground this morning (the hole they're digging is in the upper right corner):

    http://image.ibb.co/kWRiT6/20171016_084652.jpghttp://image.ibb.co/gb3V86/20171016_100733.jpg
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    Journal Squared 2 site is fully cleared and...

    Journal Squared 2 site is fully cleared and graded. All construction equipment was cleared off the site a few days ago.


    A revised version of One Journal Square is going before the Planning...
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    It's understandable they fear gentrification, but...

    It's understandable they fear gentrification, but they're seriously misguided. Currently you can build 8-story buildings in the blocks near Penn Station in the Ironbound, and if the NIMBYs win,...
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    I'm definitely in favor of more affordable...

    I'm definitely in favor of more affordable housing, but what matters is the absolute number of affordable units, not the percentage. And there is plenty of evidence that setting the percentage too...
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