Capped Newark Bay Landfill Development Emerging
After being capped years ago by OENJ Cherokee, 30 acres of landfill adjacent to the Jersey Gardens Mall is being converted into a massive mixed-use development called Celadon. Featuring a ferry to shuttle residents to and from Manhattan as well as retail, residential, office and recreational space, the completed project will feature more than 4,000 residential units in 11 towers, 1,200 hotel rooms, 400,000 square feet of office, 150,000 square feet of retail, a 1,000-foot public promenade along the waterfront, a marina, and a recreational pier into Newark Bay. The ferry will be able to travel to and from Manhattan in less than half an hour, while a light rail or monorail may eventually connect Celadon to Newark Liberty International Airport. The entire project is estimated to take 12 years and could cost as much as $2 billion. The company plans to tackle the ferry terminal, access roads, promenade and related parking first, and anticipates breaking ground this summer.