Monday, March 23, 2009
Here is a section of the ground floor at 400 East Front Street, where the new senior center is taking shape. Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs is predicting completion by May.
"The Monarch," as the project is called, will also include 63 condos on three upper floors. Ground was broken in July 2007, but developer Glen Fishman has missed three stated deadlines for completion.
This banner has names of officials from 2007. Rayland Van Blake went on to the Union County Freeholder Board and Don Davis and Harold Gibson lost 2008 elections to Adrian Mapp and Annie McWilliams. Terms of the mayor and Fourth Ward Councilman Elliott Simmons expire December 31.
According to a recent article in the Courier News real estate section, condo prices now start at $199,000. The initial projected price was $300,000.
A temporary sales office is set up across the street. This corner will be the entrance to the condo management office, sales model and residences. The senior center entrance is at the east end of the building.