Nearly five years after plans were announced to bring a six-story classic car business to a group of properties in North Bergen, a separate proposal to construct residential units and retail space at the site instead will soon be up for approval.
Located across the street from the River View Diner, the vacant properties at 7711, 7801, and 7809 River Road were the subject of municipal and county applications back in 2016 that called for a business that would sell, store, and repair collectible cars.
Now, the North Bergen Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to discuss a new application by Edgewater-based 7711-7815 River Road Associates, LLC that calls for a 13-story development with 130 residential units, retail space, and 161 parking spaces at this location.
The application states that there would be 90 one-bedroom units and 40 two-bedroom units in the building, which would be 135 feet tall.
Architectural plans from Daibes Design Group, LLC that were released by North Bergen’s municipal government indicate that a circular “arrival plaza” is planned outside the structure while a health club and pool are proposed for the mezzanine level.
A special meeting over Zoom has been scheduled for Thursday, April 29, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting ID is 813 9384 9858 and the access code is 726740, according to the meeting agenda.
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.