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Blue Onyx Breaks Ground on Market-Rate East Orange Apartments

Blue Onyx Companies recently broke ground on its 78-unit 14 Summit multifamily complex at 14 Summit St. in East Orange, NJ. The ground-up, five-story residential building will transform two lots and create a new campus that includes the adjacent 18 Summit, with construction on 14 Summit expected to be completed by spring 2023.

“Our existing, neighboring project, 18 Summit, offers quality, efficient and affordable units to an underserved population,” said Levi Kelman, CEO, Blue Onyx. “14 Summit builds off this communal success by catering to a broader consumer base in this very commuter-friendly and walkable area through a thoughtfully curated mix of diverse apartment types.” 

The transit-oriented site is located approximately a half-mile from Main Street, a major commercial corridor of the city, and the East Orange train station. The project received approval from the East Orange Planning Board in January. March Associates has been selected as construction manager.

Rendering courtesy of Inglese Architecture and Engineering.


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