Frat row is getting a new address as the New Jersey Institute of Technology moves forward with an $80 million Greek Village in Newark.
The project will bring several fraternities and sororities onto NJIT’s campus, while freeing up their deteriorating homes on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for redevelopment.
The city’s planning board on Monday approved the construction of five three-story duplexes for Greek housing and a six-story Honors College building for dorms, retail and office space, a fitness center and a dining facility.
The buildings, which would provide space for up to 600 students on a wedge-shaped piece of property, would replace a 2-acre surface parking lot on the southern end of the campus, at Warren Street and Raymond Boulevard. About 1,600 students currently live on NJIT’s campus near the city’s downtown.