A proposal to build a hotel that would be sandwiched between busy thoroughfares in North Bergen has been approved.
On January 9, the North Bergen Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) memorialized its decision to grant Preliminary Site Plan, Final Site Plan, and subdivision approval along with a height variance in regards to the plans for the Allied Metal site, according to a public notice. The property was the subject of an application by its owner, ETS RE MGMT, LLC of West New York, calling for the demolition of the existing structures on the premises in order to allow for the construction of a 12-story hotel with 198 rooms.
The hotel is slated to be 153 feet tall, include 193 underground mechanical lift valet parking spaces, and serve “traditional daily transient guests as well as a number of ‘long stay’ guests,” according to the notice. The 12th floor would feature an outdoor patio and lounge area while a continental breakfast buffet would be offered elsewhere in the building. A shuttle bus service for guests is also planned.
The site is situated very close to Route 495, Tonnelle Avenue, and Paterson Plank Road, though it is not clear what the exact address of the hotel would be. Legal notices have referred to the property as 3114 Paterson Plank Road while municipal records describe the location as 3115 Paterson Plank Road. Meanwhile, tax records list the tract as 3114 Tonnelle Avenue.
Plans for this hotel have been in the works for well over a year. Back in November 2018, Jersey Digs broke the news regarding the proposal before the matter was first scheduled to go before the ZBA. An initial rendering posted at the time by MSP Engineering, Inc. listed PMI Architectural Services as the architect for this 165,000 square foot project. However, the notice from earlier this month indicated that the plans had been slightly modified in the time since.