A new mixed-income residential development offering 128 new units Winner of a NJ Future Smart Growth Award A new mixed-income residential development offering 128 new units Harvard Printing Co. Harvard Printing Co. The City of Orange NJ The City of Orange NJ
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Project Info

Project TypePreservation
Total Units128
CompletedNovember 2017
Recognition

Award Winner

  • NJ Future Smart Growth Award

Harvard Printing Company

The City of Orange NJ

As part of the City of Orange’s Central Valley Redevelopment Plan (CVRP), the Harvard Printing Company (HPC) project in The City of Orange, New Jersey represents a prime example of a city determined, not only to take back its history, but to infuse that history with meaning that will both inform and enhance its future. HPC is a transit-oriented development that is located at the corner of Central Avenue and South Jefferson Street in the city’s Valley Arts District.  The project builds upon the city’s state-designated Transit Village status, as well as an active membership in the state’s Sustainable New Jersey Program. HPC is less than a mile from the city’s historic town center on Main Street and South Main Street, and is situated directly adjacent to the existing NJ Transit Morris & Essex Line and Gladstone Branch train lines. 

The finished project is comprised of a 4-story mixed-income residential mid-rise building, providing 128 new rental units (70 of which are affordable), and includes the preservation, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a historic 4-story art deco factory (now a 157-space parking facility) that served the printing industry for nearly five decades. The project is expected to further current growth along the adjacent Scotland Road and Central Avenue retail corridors, and has already redefined the municipal border between The City of Orange and its neighbor West Orange by uncovering the east fork of the East Branch Rahway River, a natural asset shared by both cities.

The completed HPC project represents one of the first affordable projects to be realized within the CVRP development area, which is primarily focused upon the redevelopment and revitalization of the city’s remaining nineteenth century industrial and manufacturing core. 

About

Harvard Printing Company

Project TypePreservation
Total Units128
CompletedNovember 2017
LocationThe City of Orange NJ
RecognitionNJ Future Smart Growth Award

As part of the City of Orange’s Central Valley Redevelopment Plan (CVRP), the Harvard Printing Company (HPC) project in The City of Orange, New Jersey represents a prime example of a city determined, not only to take back its history, but to infuse that history with meaning that will both inform and enhance its future. HPC is a transit-oriented development that is located at the corner of Central Avenue and South Jefferson Street in the city’s Valley Arts District.  The project builds upon the city’s state-designated Transit Village status, as well as an active membership in the state’s Sustainable New Jersey Program. HPC is less than a mile from the city’s historic town center on Main Street and South Main Street, and is situated directly adjacent to the existing NJ Transit Morris & Essex Line and Gladstone Branch train lines. 

The finished project is comprised of a 4-story mixed-income residential mid-rise building, providing 128 new rental units (70 of which are affordable), and includes the preservation, rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of a historic 4-story art deco factory (now a 157-space parking facility) that served the printing industry for nearly five decades. The project is expected to further current growth along the adjacent Scotland Road and Central Avenue retail corridors, and has already redefined the municipal border between The City of Orange and its neighbor West Orange by uncovering the east fork of the East Branch Rahway River, a natural asset shared by both cities.

The completed HPC project represents one of the first affordable projects to be realized within the CVRP development area, which is primarily focused upon the redevelopment and revitalization of the city’s remaining nineteenth century industrial and manufacturing core. 

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