Sleek, Modern 136 Summit Avenue Project Breaks Ground in Bergen Hill

136 Summit Avenue Jersey City Development Breaks Ground
136 Summit Avenue, Jersey City. Rendering via Kushner Studios.

On January 18, GRID Real Estate LLC announced that ground was broken for a new building at 136 Summit Avenue in the Bergen Hill neighborhood of Jersey City. The nine-story building will be comprised of 99 residential units, 75 interior parking spaces, and 2,240 sq. ft. of retail space. The former Fairmount Hospital building and adjacent parking lot currently occupy the site and will be demolished in order to accommodate the new construction.

136 Summit Avenue Jersey City Ground Breaking Grid
136 Summit Avenue groundbreaking. Photo courtesy GRID Real Estate.

New York-based Monticello Equities’ proposed $36 million project was approved by the Jersey City planning board in October of 2016 and is the first of a number of planned projects in Bergen Hill. The building, which will sit at the entrance to this neighborhood, was designed by Kushner Studios, of Manhattan, and has a modern design. Bob Antonicello of GRID Real Estate says the development has been embraced by the community.


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  1. “Bob Antonicello of GRID Real Estate says the development has been embraced by the community.”

    More lies, the neighborhood was creatively left out of the decision making process by setting up meetings at unreasonable times knowing most working people couldn’t attend. Most people in the neighborhood don’t support this project, but you can keep telling yourselves that if it makes you sleep better at night.

    “Modern” and “sleek” is exactly what this neighborhood doesn’t need. Respect the neighborhood and its rich history.

  2. They actually had two meetings for this project, one was a community meeting (at 6pm, BTW) and then the ground breaking. Tons of food. I’m still full.

  3. Also live around the corner – very excited for this project and I also look forward to the development of the other 3 to 4 lots that Monticello Equities owns in the area! Bergen Hill!! Finally, it is great to see the people living in such a diverse city which prides itself on inclusion and non-discrimination being so supportive of a Russian presence.

  4. I wish they would pay more attention to the historic and architectural details of the neighborhood. The building feels uninspired, the renderings are usually suppose to look much better so I wonder how bad this building will really look. I hope I’m wrong for the sake of the neighborhood.


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