A house that is situated near a parking garage entrance in Jersey City was sold for more than $900,000 in March, according to property sales records. Now, the new owner of the site is seeking to demolish the single-family home in order to construct a multi-family residential development.
Tenafly-based Black Iron Journal Square, LLC submitted an application seeking preliminary and final major site plan approval with variances as part of their plans to bring a four-story building to 810 Pavonia Avenue.
The company’s proposal calls for the development to be 44 feet tall and include 12 residential units, all of which would be studios. There would also be 360 square feet of “indoor amenity space,” according to the application, which also listed “n/a” under “total number of affordable housing units created.”
Site plans from Nastasi Architects that were released by Jersey CIty’s municipal government show that 12 bicycle parking spaces would be included, as would “roof deck amenity space.” There would be three residential units on each floor.
The Jersey City Planning Board is scheduled to hear this application during its virtual meeting over Zoom this Tuesday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m.
The site is located adjacent to the Square Ramp parking facility near what is often used as a shortcut to get to the center of Journal Square and the PATH station. The parking properties were the subject of a massive development proposal more than three years ago, but construction has yet to begin on that project.
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Jersey City Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.