The Newark Planning Commission on Tuesday will consider plans to redevelop the Cleveland Heights housing project, located on Terrace Drive, just off Cleveland Avenue.

Vacant since 2008, the 42-unit property administered by the Newark Housing Authority has waited in limbo for more than five years.

The plan calls for razing the existing brick buildings and replacing them with 13 three-story, townhouse-style apartment buildings, consisting of a total of 56 units.

The proposal also includes a community center, a daycare, a playground and open green space.

Last summer, NHA got approval for $11.5 million in tax credits to fund the renovation project.

NHA officials have previously said that if all goes as planned, construction could begin in July and be finished by late 2015.

Built in 1967 on a shuttered city landfill, the 6.77-acre site had become run down and plagued with crime by the mid 2000s.

A previous NHA administration got federal permission to sell the property in 2007, but a March 2008 auction attracted no bidders.

The planning commission meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in city council chambers at 220 South Main Street.

The commission will also consider an annexation and subdivision plan to add a buildable lot at 428 Paper Mill Road.

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