From the Paterson Times:
After years of delay, crews began demolishing the World War II-era Riverside Terrace housing development on 5th Avenue this week, to make way for 246 new senior and family apartments.
Demolition is expected to take six months, said Israel Roizman of Roizman Development which is undertaking the approximately $105 million construction project at the 17-acre site. He said 30 buildings have to be knocked down. Site preparation work, road work, sewer and plumbing, and electricity work is being done simultaneously with demolition, he said.
Roizman said groundbreaking will likely be held in March.
Municipal officials welcomed the latest development.
Read the Paterson Times's article "Paterson: Demolition starts at Riverside Terrace housing development," featuring the Paterson Housing Authority.