Five adjacent parcels in Jersey City are now the subject of a development application.
The owner of 272, 274, 276, 278, and 280 Baldwin Avenue is preparing to seek Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval with variances from the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in connection with a proposed six-story building, according to a public notice. If approved and built, Five Star Investment Group’s development would rise 67 feet above the corner of Pavonia Avenue and consist of 45 residential units, one commercial space, and 41 parking spaces.
This matter was initially scheduled to go before the ZBA on December 5, according to a separate notice, but the application is currently slated to be heard during the board’s meeting on Thursday, December 19, at 6:30 p.m.
Located across the street from the Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Courthouse, the premises consist of a vacant area, a small private parking lot, and the Baldwin Professional Building, which has contained the Law Office of Netchert, Dineen & Hillmann along with other firms over the years. The latest notice regarding Five Star Investment Group’s application describes the existing building at 280 Baldwin Avenue as “historic” and notes that the project proposal calls for adaptively reusing the structure and incorporating it into the development.
The vacant portion of the site at 272 Baldwin Avenue included a house as recently as two years ago, but the home has since been demolished. The bottom portion of the house’s stairwell still remains at the property.
The ZBA hearing this week comes eight months after a listing was posted online advertising that all five properties were for sale with a combined asking price of $4.9 million.
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.