Paramount Assets holds ribbon cutting for William Flats in Newark

Ribbon cutting marks milestone for adaptive reuse project

By Emily Bader
Newark | Dec 6, 2018 at 11:21 am

Paramount Assets held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of William Flats in Newark, a 37-unit luxury multifamily rental property with ground floor retail space, it announced Wednesday.

Members of the Paramount team along with local dignitaries attended the event, including Carmelo G. Garcia, deputy mayor/chief of development for the city of Newark; Solomon Levy, chairman of Paramount; Newark Mayor Ras Baraka; Maurice Levy, principal partner at Paramount; and Richard Dunn, senior vice president.

The property is located at 15 William St. and sits between Teachers Village and the Prudential Center in the city’s historic Four Corners neighborhood.

The redevelopment, Paramount said, is an adaptive reuse of the former United Women’s Garment Workers’ Union headquarters.

“Paramount Assets is committed to the City of Newark and we are excited to be part of this community,” Dunn said. “In developing William Flats, our goal was to create a multifamily offering that complements the surrounding neighborhood and symbolizes the continuation of Newark’s revitalization. We are proud that Newark will realize sustainable benefits from the transformation of this landmark property for many years to come.”

Paramount said it preserved many of the buildings’ original features, including its facade, while incorporating modern conveniences into the units, including high ceilings, LED lighting, high-efficiency cooling and heating, washer/dryer outlets and video surveillance intercoms. The company also added a courtyard with a vertical garden, a landscaped deck, a recreational room and gym.

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader