18-Unit Building Planned for a West New York Neighborhood

119 61st Street West New York
Site of proposed development: 119 61st Street, West New York. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

Like neighboring Union City and nearby Hoboken, West New York is geographically small. Despite this, the town is home to roughly 50,000 residents, making it among the densest in the country. Now, with developments big and small continuing to be proposed throughout West New York, this Hudson County municipality’s population is poised to grow even more.

The latest project to be revealed for West New York is a plan that calls for a new five-story building to be constructed at 119 61st Street between Buchanan Place and Park Avenue. The property, which is located within a few blocks of the Harry L. Bain School, Donnelly Memorial Park, the West New York Swim Club, and the stairwell down to Port Imperial Boulevard, currently contains a two-story building surrounded by fencing.

Under the new proposal by McKarkein Capital, LLC, the planned multi-family development on the premises would contain a total of 18 apartments, according to a legal notice. It is not clear how the apartments would be priced. 10 of the units are slated to contain two bedrooms while the rest would include one bedroom.

State filings show that McKarkein Capital was registered nearly three years ago out of Clifton. 119 61st Street, LLC, which is based out of the same Clifton address that is used by Tal Capital Group and Manage NJ, bought the West New York property in 2018 for $600,000, according to NJ Parcels.

The notice states that a public hearing on the proposed development has been scheduled for Thursday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. before the West New York Zoning Board of Adjustment. McKarkein Capital has reportedly requested Site Plan approval with nine variances, including one for density.

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

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