The path has been cleared to bring a new mixed-use project to one of the more prominent intersections in Downtown Jersey City that comes from the developer behind one of the area’s largest neighborhoods.
Jersey Digs reported on plans for several parking lots at 251-257 Grand Street back February. The properties are situated entirely within the Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment Area and directly next to the One Grove Street project currently under construction.
Jersey City’s planning board approved the development during their March 21 meeting, signing off on the application submitted by Liberty Harbor North Brownstone Condominium Urban Renewal LLC. The company, a subsidiary of the master developer of the sprawling Liberty Harbor enclave, can now build a 12-story building plus an attic that rises just over 166 feet on the land.
Designed by MHS Architecture, the development aims for a new-meets-old look with the first three floors utilizing a cast stone veneer component. The higher floors are set to feature a curtain wall with vision glass.
The ground floor of the project includes 2,104 square feet of commercial space with a mezzanine area of 1,148 square feet, for a total commercial space area of 3,241 square feet.
The 106 units at the complex, some of which will feature private balconies and terraces, break down as four studios, 70 one-bedrooms, 30 two-bedrooms, and two three-bedroom spaces.
53 spots for bicycles on the ground floor are included in the plan, which does not include any off-street vehicle parking component. The developer will instead provide 53 spaces for future residents in the existing garages at their 10 Regent Street, 30 Regent Street, and 88 Regent Street developments.
Amenities at 251 Grand Street include a 2,313-square-foot fitness room on the ground floor and a second-floor amenity space spanning 3,500 square foot amenity space plus an outdoor common terrace. Plans for the building’s roof include an additional outdoor pool plus patio area.
The development has been designed to be LEED certified and the ground floor of the building will sport a dry flood barrier system plus building window and door guards.
The project looks to upgrade the pedestrian experience on Grove Street and Grand Street by expanding sidewalks while providing new pavement treatments, decorative lighting, and street trees.
The city’s planning board granted the development variances from current zoning related to the project’s balcony depths and ground floor height. A groundbreaking date for the project has not been announced.