20-Unit Development Could Replace Three McGinley Square Houses

16 20 Nevin Street Jersey City Development Plan
A planned 20-unit development would replace the existing homes at 16, 18, and 20 Nevin Street in Jersey City. Image courtesy of GRO Architects via the application.

A five-story building could replace a group of homes in Jersey City’s McGinley Square section.

The Jersey City Planning Board is scheduled to hear an application by 12 Nevin, LLC regarding 16, 18, and 20 Nevin Street during its virtual meeting this Tuesday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m.

16 20 Nevin Street Jersey City Development Rendering 2
Rendering of the proposed project. Image courtesy of GRO Architects via the application.

The proposed development would include 20 residential units, 13 parking spaces, 18 bicycle spaces, and a 1,905-square-foot roof deck, according to a November 18 interdepartmental memo from Jersey City Senior Planner Cameron Black. Eight of the units would include two bedrooms each with the remaining dozen each containing one bedroom.

Site plans from GRO Architects show that some of the units would have their own private decks.

16 20 Nevin Street Jersey City Development Rendering
Image courtesy of GRO Architects via the application.

An ownership disclosure form released by the City of Jersey City associates Victor Ghatas with 12 Nevin, LLC. This 55-foot building would not create any “affordable housing units,” according to the firm’s application.

The property currently includes two three-story houses and a two-story house, all of which are slated to be removed as part of this proposal. The application noted that eight residential units would be demolished.

Like a couple of other local streets, this block has been spelled two different ways. While municipal tax filings, the meeting agenda, and the interdepartmental memo say “Nevin,” the street sign at the corner of Storms Avenue, the project’s principal points statement, and site plans say “Nevins.”

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.



Have something to add to this story? Email [email protected].

Click here to sign up for Jersey Digs' free emails and news alerts. Stay up-to-date by following Jersey Digs on Twitter and Instagram, and liking us on Facebook.

No posts to display


  1. No problem with the development but that building is damn ugly. Do brick facade…anything that would fit in better than a generic gray building

  2. We need to take this mayor the fu— out he’s making a killing with the under the table contracts shit he’s a millionaire it’s a shame he’s making people sell so these high rises can go up and now he’s making two lanes into one fir the bikes to have their space cmon how are you going to deal with traffic boycott this dude when he started he came to the hood Lexington now he can care les he needs to be replaced ASAP

  3. Gray is my favorite color but this is a bit monotonous. Needs contrast. Use patterned gray brick instead of the cheapo aluminum. Hunter green or black would be a good accent color. Just do large windows instead of that dopey ass light blocking design.

  4. The mayor need to require that some of the new developments accommodate affordable housing.
    It’s unfair to require owners of smaller units, who are the true backbone of the city to subsidize the cost of others with restrictive rules and rent control which doesn’t applied to these large developers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for the developments and improvements of downtown jersey city and surrounding area. I’m also very cognitive our economic situation cause by covid 19. Owners of two units or more shouldn’t burden with solving the city housing housing situation.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here