Jersey City Planning Board to Hear Eight-Story Building Proposal

412 418 Whiton Street Bergen Lafayette Jersey City
Site of proposed development: 412-418 Whiton Street, Bergen-Lafayette, Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

A Jersey City neighborhood that has already been the site of multiple new development projects could become home to an eight-story building.

GND Whiton Street Holdings Urban Renewal, LLC, which is registered out of a mansion in Marlboro Township, is planning to bring the eight-story residential development to 412-414 and 416-418 Whiton Street in Bergen-Lafayette. A public notice shows that the proposed building could contain 56 residential units should the developer’s request for Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval with a deviation for rear yard setback be approved.

The development, which would be located roughly a quarter of a mile from the Liberty State Park stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, would include 25 parking spaces on the ground floor. This building is considered to be the second phase of a larger project.

The two properties are microcosms of the changes taking place in this part of Bergen-Lafayette. Once used for industrial purposes, the lots have sat vacant across the street from a row of houses for more than a decade. Meanwhile, multiple residential developments have popped up on neighboring tracts while several others are envisioned nearby, including at the site of a former sanitation garage.

The Jersey City Planning Board is scheduled to conduct a public hearing on the matter this Tuesday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m.

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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  1. Too much parking, we need to reduce these parking spots. Did we learn nothing from development downtown? This by the light rail station…there are numerous ride sharing services. Put spots for ELECTRIC cars residents can share when running errands.

    That way only the people that absolute need a car will bring one. When you offer an apartment with parking, you are encouraging people to bring cars which leads to nightmare traffic. Not to mention all the nasty fumes everyone has to take in.


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