13-Story Building Could Bring 100+ Units to Journal Square

345 Baldwin Ave Jersey City Development Proposal
345 Baldwin Ave, Jersey City. Photo by Google Street View.

While many of the new high-rises in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood are being proposed for properties located within a stone’s throw away from the PATH station, a new plan by a developer could bring a 13-story mixed-use project to a property located near the Divided Highway roughly half a mile from the transportation hub.

An anonymous firm called 345 Baldwin, LLC is behind the major proposal for the tract at 345 Baldwin Avenue, which is located between Washburn Street and the Bergen Arches. The company has applied for Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval from the Jersey City Planning Board in connection with its plan to construct 116 residential units, 1,945 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, and a 21-space parking garage, according to a legal notice from November 2. It is not immediately clear how the units would be priced.

Deviations such height in stories are being sought in connection with the application, but the legal notice states that this proposal in the Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan Area calls for the building to be of a height that is permitted.

The Planning Board is scheduled to hear the application during its next meeting on Tuesday, November 13 at 5:30pm. This comes seven months after the board was initially supposed to hear a proposal from the LLC that called for a 14-story building with 97 apartments and two floors of office space, according to a March legal notice. The website for Lower Manhattan-based Titanium Realty Group features renderings that appear to be associated with the previous proposal. Titanium is also involved in local projects such as 75-81 Jordan Street and 61-65 Newkirk Street.

The LLC acquired the property on Baldwin Avenue last year for $3.5 million, according to NJ Parcels. The site used to contain a Delta gas station and a business called Baldwin Auto Repair, though the gas station part of the premises was removed within the past year. It sits just across the street from a property that also used to contain a Delta gas station, but it set to be replaced with a six-story 45-unit development.

101 Storms Ave Jersey City Development Proposal
101 Storms Ave, Jersey City. Photo by Google Street View.

Meanwhile, roughly a mile away, a much smaller development could be constructed in Jersey City’s McGinley Square neighborhood. A separate legal notice that was issued on November 3 states that a four-story mixed-use building is being proposed for 101 Storms Avenue near the corner of Monticello Avenue. The “as of right” proposal by Storms Avenue, LLC calls for the structure to include ten residential units and a retail component on the ground floor. The developer’s application for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval has also been scheduled for the Jersey City Planning Board’s November 13 meeting.

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.


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