Development Phases

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Phase 1:

West Ward Rehabs.  In 2011 we completed construction on five two-story, three-bedroom, single-family homes.  These homes were gut-rehabilitated, brought up to current code, are Energy Star complaint and have all new roofs, windows, insulation, kitchens, hardwood and tile flooring, central heating and air conditioning, new electrical and plumbing and washer and dryer hookups.  Financed by New Jersey Community Capital, Raza Development Fund and United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Home Funds made available by the City of Newark.   All homes are currently owner- or tenant-occuppied. Prices ranged from $120,000 to $150,000 for qualified households.

Pride Garden:

In 2010, we completed a community growing garden on 13th Avenue built in partnership with, and supervised by The Greater Newark Conservancy.  The growing garden incorporated design input from both the community and the students of the 13th Avenue School.  Hardscape improvements of the garden, including a retaining wall, paver walkway and planting boxes, were built by the Greater Newark Conservancy and members of its re-entry training program.  Students from the 13th Avenue School participated in a planting day and partner with the Greater Newark Conservancy in maintaining the planting boxes.  The growing garden benefits from the a rainwater management system which collects rainwater from the roofs of adjacent homes in an underground tank that the students can later access via a foot pump to water the plants.

Phase 2:

Fairmount Choice Homes.  Expected to begin construction of 17 newly built, three bedroom townhomes located on 21 lots pending funding. These homes will be Energy Star complaint and will include a spacious, open floor plan, an abundance of natural lighting, hardwood and tile flooring, central heating and air conditioning and a garage.  Prices will range from $115,000 to $140,000.

Fairmount Heights Playground:

In 2012, the Greater Newark Housing Partnership partnered with Urban League of Essex County, 200+ Fairmount Heights residents and the City of Newark to build a community playground.  KaBOOM! supervised and directed the process and Pershing Square Capital Management provided the primary financing. Secondary financing provided by Prudential, PSE&G, Victoria Foundation, Nicholson Foundation and PNC.  Playground maintained by Urban League.  Contact (973) 624-9535 to volunteer and learn more.

Phase 3:

Fairmount Partnership Homes.  New construction and rehabilitation of 19 one-, two-, and three-family homes. Most construction will be complete August 2013.  Homes include modern amenities and benefit from Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds made available by the City of Newark.  Prices will range from $130,00 to $290,000.  View Homes Available to learn about homes currently for sale.

Phase 4:

Fairmount S. 10th St. Apartments.  Adaptive reuse of a 25,000 square foot former state facility located at 128-134 South 10th Street is expected to begin fall 2013.  Facility will be renovated into 23 supportive housing apartments.

Phase 5:

The expected development of an estimated 45-unit mixed use rental building.

Additional phases:  Will be determined as the buildout continues but will include the redevelopment of a 12,000 light manufacturing facility on South 12th Street, the new construction of a three story mixed use commercial building on Central Avenue and the rehabilitation and new construction of an estimated 15 additional one- to three-family homes located scattered sites throughout the neighborhood.