Village of South Orange:
Gruel & Associates has prepared
several redevelopment plans for South Orange
Village. The Plans focus on the revitalization
of the Central Business District with particular
emphasis on the station area. Redevelopment
of the station area was the first step in
the overall revitalization efforts of the
CBD; it included
major station improvements proposed
by NJ Transit,
upgrade of the existing storefronts
for commercial use, and
station area parking.
The Plans identify
target primary uses for key locations and
contain design standards intended to reinforce
the physical, visual and spatial characteristics
of the Redevelopment Area.
of the key targeted primary uses identified
through the public outreach process was
a performing arts center for the village.
Opened in the fall of 2006, the South Orange
Performing Arts Center contains a multiplex
movie theater and a 415 seat performance
hall, and is located adjacent to the train
station. Other projects in various stages
of implementation include
new luxury multifamily housing,
new retail and mixed-use development,
a new gourmet supermarket.