Newark breaks ground on $27.4M affordable housing project

The makeover of Newark’s Central Ward continued today with a groundbreaking on 120 units of low-income, senior and special needs housing on Springfield Avenue. “If you see what’s happening in the Central Ward, it’s truly remarkable,” Mayor Cory Booker said at a ceremony this morning, pointing to a new movie theater, a new supermarket and a host of housing projects in the ward Booker used to represent as a councilman. “Frankly, it’s only just begun.” Springfield Village, set to open October of 2013, will feature two five-story buildings with on site social services, job training and health care for residents. The complex, situated next to the post office, will also have 5,700 square feet of retail space.

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