8-Story Development Could Replace Jersey City Warehouse

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1 Mallory Avenue 70 Fisk Street Jersey City
Site of proposed development: 70 Fisk Street, aka 1 Mallory Avenue, Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

The purpose of a tract in Jersey City’s Ward B could soon change from housing plastics to housing people.

Currently, the corner property at 1 Mallory Avenue, which is also referred to as 70 Fisk Street, contains a one-story industrial building that houses companies like Better Plastics, Inc. and Elegant Kitchens & Bath. The site is situated between the West Side Avenue and Route 440 corridors in a neighborhood that has both an industrial and a residential presence. Located across the street from O’Abbey’s Corner Bar and Grill, the property lies within the Route 440-Culver Redevelopment Plan Area’s Mid-Rise B District.

Now, the community’s tallest building could be constructed at 1 Mallory Avenue. The Jersey City Planning Board could approve plans tonight for an eight-story residential building, according to a legal notice from City Hall. The proposal by 70 Fisk, LLC calls for the structure to include 46 units, with no retail space provided at the site. The existing building on the premises would have to be demolished in order to make way for the new building.

Although this street is not directly served by public transportation, New Jersey Transit’s Bus 80 operates a few blocks away from the property on West Side Avenue as does the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. However, for residents with cars, the development would include a 10,000-square-foot lot with 23 spaces, according to the notice.

70 Fisk, LLC, which was registered last month with the state out of Jersey City, applied “as of right” and is only seeking Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval without variances or deviations. The planning board’s meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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