28-Unit Building Planned Next to a Jersey City Police Station

573 577 Jackson Avenue Jersey City
Site of proposed development: 573-577 Jackson Avenue, Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

A nondescript warehouse, a boarded-up structure, and a vacant lot on a side street in Jersey City’s Ward F could potentially be replaced with over two dozen apartments under a new proposal that was filed with the city.

The two adjacent properties that are situated just north of the Jersey City Police Department’s relatively new West District station are where Jackson Towers, LLC is looking to construct a five-story building. The site just off Communipaw Avenue at what is referred to in some documents as 573-575 and 577 Jackson Avenue and 573-575 and 577 Jackson Street in others would contain 28 residential units. 23 parking spaces would also be provided on the site.

Few other details are currently known about the proposed development other than that it could potentially be approved by the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment as soon as this week. Jackson Towers, LLC has applied for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval, according to a legal notice, with multiple variances being sought as well. The board is scheduled to hear the application during the meeting this Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m.

City tax records show that Jackson Towers, LLC, which is registered out of a house on Baldwin Avenue, owns half of the site while Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based Jackson Tower, LLC owns the other part. Meanwhile, NJ Parcels data associates both LLCs with an address in Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood. LLCs registered out of that same Borough Park address, which is home to a mailbox rental service called the Brooklyn Mailing Center, have recently been buying up properties all over the state.

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


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  1. doubtful. But why would the developers do it? People have been complaining about tax abatements so now the city doesn’t give them out anymore. So what’s the incentive for developers to cut the prices on their units? It’s a massive hit to their profits so they’re not going to do it just to be nice..


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