Mayor Ras J. Baraka and West Ward Council Member Joseph A. McCallum announced today that they will be holding a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. on the City of Newark’s Facebook site at facebook.com/cityofnewark to inform Newark residents about a new proposal for redevelopment of the former Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery site. Viewers will be able to learn the details of the proposals, ask questions, and get their questions answered.
A new massive mixed-use development proposal that was recently approved by the Newark Zoning Board of Adjustment could bring 660 residential units and ground floor commercial space to the site. The proposed development would also have approximately 665 parking spaces, a day care center with outdoor secure play area, two gymnasiums, a common work area with conference rooms, individual study offices, an outdoor basketball court, community rooms, and other related amenities.
The site has been vacant since the remnants of Pabst Blue Ribbon’s Newark brewery were demolished in 2008. The site is located along South Orange Avenue near Fairmount Cemetery and West Side High School, a few blocks east of the Garden State Parkway. Long-time residents will remember the site for the huge landmark iconic bottle of Pabst beer, actually a water tower, which stood atop the brewery.
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