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Residential Expertise

New Construction Developments In Newark

Coming Soon: 15 Units: 12-2 Bdrms & 3-1 Bdrms

728-734 S. 18th St, Newark NJ

15 Units: 12-2 Bdrms & 3-1 Bdrms 728-734 S. 18th St, Newark NJ

Coming Soon: 36 Units

448-452 S. Orange Ave, Newark NJ

36 Units: 448-452 S. Orange Ave, Newark NJ

Coming Soon: 24 Units

15-19 S. 13th St, Newark NJ

24 Units: 15-19 S. 13th St, Newark NJ
24 Units: 15-19 S. 13th St, Newark NJ

Coming Soon: 72 Units

650 Springfield Ave, South 17th Street, South 16th Street and 19th Ave, Newark, NJ

International film, television and music star Queen Latifah, aka Dana Owens, had a vision in 2006 while driving past a partially vacant lot while visiting her old hometown of Newark, NJ. Latifah turned her vision into a reality in 2022, when construction began on the first phase of RISE, a multi-unit residential building at 650 Springfield Avenue, intended to address the residential housing shortage in Newark. RISE is an acronym for "Rita Is Still Everywhere," honoring Latifah's late mother.

GonSosa Construction is partnering on the RISE project with Queen Latifah’s development company, Blue Sugar. Phase 1 of the project is a three-story building designed to look like a townhouse cluster, containing a dozen market-rate apartments. The rest of the project will be completed gradually, with affordable units being built in 2023. When the project is completed in early 2024, RISE will comprise 60 two- and three-bedroom market-rate apartments in four townhouse clusters, 16 affordable units in a separate building, and space for healthcare, professional offices, and nonprofit organizations. Rent for the market-rate units will start at approximately $1,800 per month.

New Park Project
Residential Developement
Residential Developement
Residentiall Developement
City of Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka

Coming Soon: 15 Residential Units & 5 Commercial Units

549 S. Orange Ave, Newark, NJ

Residential Developement
Residential Developement
15 Units, 549 S. Orange Ave, Newark, NJ

2 Family House
69-71 S 12th Street, Newark, NJ

3 Family House
17 Triton Terrace, Newark, NJ

New Construction Developments In Elizaberth

New Park Project: 200-238 S. Second St., Elizabeth, NJ

New Park Project
New Park Project
New Park Project
City of Elizabeth New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Elizabeth Development Company

Commercial Expertise

Featured: Spruce & Bond Spa

1441 2nd Ave and 150 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY

Spruce & Bond Spa
Spruce & Bond Spa
Spruce & Bond Spa

Featured: Retro Fitness, IHOP and Dollar Tree

2244 Church Ave Project, Brooklyn NY

Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness
Retro Fitness

Additional: Projects

Retro Fitness Before and After

Retro Fitness, Astoria, Queens


305 Fitness

305 Fitness, New York City


Luxury Condominium Conversion

The Lennox, Union City, NJ


About GonSosa Development

Since 2001, GonSosa has built an extensive portfolio of multi-million dollar development and construction projects throughout New Jersey and the greater New York/Tri-State Area. These successful projects have earned us an outstanding reputation for excellence among industry and community leaders. Our portfolio includes as many multi-family units in New Jersey’s urban towns as commercial developments in bustling cities, making us one of the most versatile general contractors in the industry. We exceed our client’s expectations in every retail, commercial, residential and redevelopment project we undertake because we have the expertise and insight to help local communities realize their full potential.

Bio of Principal

Ricardo Sosa, President Of GonSosa Development Inc., originally founded his business in 2001 as GonSosa Construction. In 2004, Ricardo expanded the scope of the business to include commercial and retail construction in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and the New York Tri-State Area. Currently headquartered in Roselle Park, NJ, GonSosa Development has flourished into an established real estate investment and property development organization as well as a top-quality “hands-on” residential and commercial construction company. Ricardo specializes in providing overall leadership and strategy for construction, property management, and real estate development projects. He has specific expertise in project feasibility studies, site permits, property inspections, estimating, design and general contracting. Ricardo personally manages a portfolio of residential and mixed-use real estate assets and retains an ownership interest in several Retro Fitness Gyms.

Our Philosophy

As a community-oriented business, we are deeply committed to making a positive impact on every neighborhood in which we have the privilege to work. Our dedication to efficiently delivering only the highest-quality products and building responsibly within communities makes us a trusted builder of many popular franchises. We’ll exercise the same care and concern when doing construction on your street as if we were building in our own backyard; as such, we’ll ensure our buildings and the surrounding landscape enhance your neighborhood. We see every building contract as a mission to leave a positive lasting impression on a community, and we look forward to becoming part of yours.

In The Community

By volunteering with local service organizations and coaching youth sports teams, members of the GonSosa team give back to the communities that have given us so much.


Retro Fitness 305 Fitness Spruce & Bond IHOP Restaurant Burger King Dollar Tree Lobby FloroStone

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Our Location

429 Chestnut Street
Roselle Park, NJ 07204


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