The western end of what Jersey City hopes will be its newest park will be getting a new residential project that will replace a garage structure.
During their November 29 meeting, Jersey City’s planning board voted 4-1 to approve a plan to revamp 362-364 Sixth Street. The property sits diagonally across from the western end of the Sixth Street Embankment, an elevated rail line that officials have been trying to turn into a park for many years.
While that plan remains in limbo due to a variety of legal issues, the application to demolish a one-story building at 362-364 Sixth Street will be moving forward. The plot is Midrise Transition Zone and Bonus Zone B of the Enos Jones Redevelopment Plan and the company behind the endeavor is registered out of an industrial building on Johnston Avenue that houses City Electric Supply.
Designed by MVMK Architecture + Design, the new development is slated to rise seven floors and just about 65 feet over the Designated Flood Plain. The ground floor garage will include seven parking spaces while the remaining six stories will feature 17 residential units.
The living spaces at the future complex break down as five one-bedrooms, five two-bedrooms, and seven three-bedroom homes. 10 bicycle parking spaces are included in the development’s plans, as is a common rear yard, a 500 square foot common roof deck plus a 414 square foot amenity space, and a modular green roof system.
The exterior of the development is slated to utilize brown modular brick alongside gray aluminum composite panels. The project was granted four variances, the most significant of which were related to an additional floor in height and maximum lot coverage. A groundbreaking date for the development has not been announced.