12-Story Hotel Could Rise Near Route 495 in North Bergen

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Site of proposed hotel development near Route 495/Routes 1 & 9, North Bergen. Photo via Google Maps.

Although North Bergen already has multiple hotels congregated around Route 495 by the Secaucus border, this part of town could soon be home to another place to stay.

The township’s latest hotel is being proposed for a property located just north of Route 495 that faces both Paterson Plank Road and Tonnelle Avenue/Routes 1 and 9. A legal notice that was issued at the beginning of November states that the building would be 12 stories tall, making it one of the tallest structures in the immediate vicinity. 198 guest rooms would be included in the hotel along with two automated parking garages, according to the notice.

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A rendering posted by Manhattan-based MSP Engineering, Inc. shows that the 165,000-square-foot project is being designed by PMI Architectural Services. The drawing also includes plans for a green roof and deck.

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Proposed hotel development, North Bergen. Rendering via MSP Engineering, Inc.

Currently, the site contains a two-story building that has been occupied by Allied Metal along with a smaller structure used by Flash Vapor. The official address of the property is not clear, since a legal notice lists it as 3114 Paterson Plank Road while township records identify it as 3115 Paterson Plank Road. NJ Parcels data refers to the tract as 3114 Tonnelle Avenue. It is also not yet clear if the hotel would be independent like the nearby Meadowlands View Hotel or part of a chain. The company proposing the development is identified in township records as ETS RE MGMT, LLC.

The matter is currently scheduled to go before the North Bergen Zoning Board of Adjustment during a special meeting this Wednesday, November 28, at 6:00 p.m. ETS RE MGMT, LLC’s application is the only hearing scheduled for this meeting, according to the agenda. The company is looking to receive Major Site Plan approval with over a dozen variances, including maximum lot coverage and maximum building height.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the North Bergen Zoning Board of Adjustment and other commissions are subject to change.

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