Onyx unveils plans for Newark’s Gateway, including street-level retail

By Eric Strauss
Newark | Dec 5, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Onyx Equities revealed its redevelopment plans for Newark’s Gateway complex this week, including reimagined public spaces and expanded retail and dining options for the landmark office property.

The developer hopes to turn the complex into a hub of business and cultural activity, it said in a news release, supporting the recent and ongoing growth in the Brick City.

Gateway will have street-facing retail space for the first time, with about 10,000 square feet of space planned, Woodbridge-based Onyx said. Meanwhile, the concourse, lobbies and converted retail area will be converted and updated to include local and international dining options among other amenities.

“Gateway is located at the nexus of where Newark’s tech, transit, culture, community and business all come together,” John Saraceno, Onyx’s managing principal, said in a prepared statement. “It was important for us to redevelop the space to support all of the functions it should be serving for the thousands of people who walk through here daily.

“While Gateway is currently a corridor for commuters, our new plans will help us realize its full potential as a place to begin one’s journey into Newark’s cultural mecca.”

Saraceno shared Onyx’s plans during Bisnow’s “What’s Next for Newark” event, which Onyx hosted at the Gateway Two building.

Onyx acquired three of the four Gateway Center buildings in 2018.

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