The buildings at 450-460 Washington St., 3,800 sf each, are alsothe first LEED-certified residences built in this city, and arepart of phase one of what LPCCD officials term an "urbaneco-village," rising on a series of blighted lots. Cost of the sixwas $3.5 million, and the total investment for phase one includingadditional units being constructed on adjacent sites on Washingtonand Crawford streets is $9 million.

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"This project manifests many of Newark's greateststrengths--faith in Newark, unity of community and commitment to acleaner and greener urban environment," says Mayor Cory Booker, ina statement. "In creating this project, Lincoln Park and itspartners are defining our city as a leader in urbantransformation."

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For LPCCD, the mixed-use phase one is part of a larger missionto develop an arts and cultural district in this city's LincolnPark section.

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