NJPAC, Dranoff Properties Start Construction of $116M High Rise in Newark

by Nellie Day

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and developer Dranoff Properties have started construction of One Theater Square, a $116 million high-rise multifamily complex in Newark. One Theater Square will be the first new ground-up, upscale residential high rise in the city since 1960, according to the developers.

The 22-story project will be situated on 1.2 acres across from NJPAC and Military Park. It will contain 245 units, most of which will be one- and two-bedroom apartments that will range in size from 585 to 1,700 square feet.

The project includes 24 affordable housing units that will be marketed as artist residences, though they will be available to anyone who meets the financial criteria. The ground floor will include 12,000 square feet of retail space. One Theater Square will have a 24-hour concierge, rooftop community gathering space, fitness facility and multiple club rooms.

Developers plan to complete the project in the summer of 2018. The public-private partnership includes contributions from the City of Newark; the State of New Jersey; Prudential Financial; Fifth Third Bank; Dranoff; and NJPAC.

Philadelphia-based Dranoff Properties develops, builds, finances and/or manages multifamily developments in and around the Northeast. Carl E. Dranoff founded the firm in 1997.

— Nellie Day

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