A narrow lot near Journal Square appears like it will soon be home to a new mixed-use development, as a decidedly modern building has been green-lit by officials.
On Jan. 23, Jersey City’s Planning Board approved a development application for 622-624 Summit Avenue. The property, between Hoboken Avenue and Route 139, falls within the Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan Area and is a stone’s throw from the Five Corners intersection.
The redeveloper of the properties is simply named House LLC, and they worked with Hoboken-based Minervini Vandermark on the project. Under the plans, a skinny three-story house with a driveway used for parking would be demolished and replaced with a nine-story residential development with retail space on the ground floor.
622 Summit is set to contain 34 residential units and bring a somewhat different look to the area, as much of the landscape is dominated by older housing. Large windows and angled front façades are featured in the development, and certain units in the building will sport balconies.
The development was granted variances by the board for overall height, number of stories, and floor-to-floor height in connection with the proposed structure. Because it falls within the aforementioned redevelopment plan, no affordable housing units are included in the project. A timeline for a groundbreaking or buildout has yet to be announced.