Newark Dreams to Join Ranks of Destination Cities

As the Garden State’s largest city is looking to get into the revitalization game, cranes are returning to the skyline, with $1 billion of projects underway and another $4 billion in the pipeline.

Urban redevelopment is a familiar story in metros across the country. In the New York City metropolitan area alone, submarkets in parts of Brooklyn, the Bronx, Jersey City and Hoboken (just to name a few) are many years into facelifts that encompass thousands of new apartment units mixed with office, retail and entertainment uses that create a live-work-play environment.

Now Newark, N.J., wants to get into the revitalization game. Newark is the Garden State’s largest city, but it has struggled in recent decades to attract business and residents. The city’s population, at 480,000 at its peak before violence in the 1960s led to suburban flight, has dwindled to 280,000. Much of the commercial real estate in the city has aged poorly, and office vacancies reached 24 percent in 2013, according to JLL…

Newark Dreams to Join Ranks of Destination Cities


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