Chris De Benedetti | The Argus

In late March, Trumark Homes’ plan to build nearly 250 houses had just one more hurdle to clear for city approval.

Two months later, that final step has stalled, as ongoing talks between the developer, Newark leaders, and a business in the middle of the project site have yet to yield an agreement.

The problem?

Gallade Chemical, a Newark company that supplies chemicals to high-tech businesses, owns land that the city wants to convert to a two-acre park. And Gallade has not yet agreed to sell its property to make way for the park, which is part of Trumark’s plan to build 244 single-family homes on nearly 24 acres around the intersection of Enterprise Drive and Willow Street. Read more