60 Unit Development Approved for Jersey City’s Marion Section

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271 277 Sip Avenue Google Street View
Site of the proposed development. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

A property in Jersey City’s Ward B that has long contained a vacant structure could soon become the site of a residential development.

The tract at 271-277 Sip Avenue, located at the corner of Whitman Avenue in the Marion neighborhood, is set to be redeveloped in order to construct a six-story building. City records show that the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment granted Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval with variances for use, height, minimum parking space dimensions, and curb cuts to Jersey City-based developer Maa Lalita Westside, LLC during its meeting on December 7th. The company’s proposal calls for the new development to include 60 residential units along with 46 parking spaces.

One part of the premises has long contained an abandoned two-story industrial building, portions of which are covered in graffiti and boarded up windows. Another part of the property is a vacant and grassy lot surrounded by fencing that stretches back to West Side Avenue. NJ Parcels records show that the entire tract was acquired by Front Street-based Sip Realty, LLC for $295,000 back in 2003, but real estate agent Paul Amante’s website states that it was sold for $1.1 million on November 16th in 2017.

The site is situated across the street from Liberty High School and is within a half-mile of Journal Square, Saint Peter’s University, and stops for New Jersey Transit bus routes 1 and 80 to Exchange Place, Downtown Jersey City, and Newark.

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