Myneni and Sons, LLC has applied to build a mixed-use building at 678-690 Grand Street, stretching from Westervelt Place to Ivy Place. A legal notice from the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment shows that the building proposal calls for a five-story structure. Should it be approved, there will be retail and commercial space on the first floor, and 60 residential units on the upper floors. 10% of the units in the building will be dedicated to veterans’ housing for 15 years, the notice states, and there will also be a parking garage for residents containing 65 spaces.
The lot where the project is proposed for currently sits vacant. Part of the land along Westervelt Place previously contained Luigi’s Flats Fixed and General Mechanic, which has since moved to Fairmount Avenue, until the building was demolished several years ago. Myneni and Sons acquired the tracts, which provide views of the Jersey City and Lower Manhattan skylines, last year, according to NJ Parcels records.
A Ward F residential neighborhood, which has had few redevelopment projects recently, borders much of the property, and another large vacant lot sits across the street. Berry Lane, Arlington, and Lafayette Parks are all located nearby, as is the Lafayette Pool and Aquatic Center and Whitlock Cordage. NJ Transit’s 1 Bus to Jersey City and Newark stops along Grand Street, and the Garfield Avenue and Liberty State Park Stations on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail are within walking distance of the lot.
A public hearing regarding the proposal was held by the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment on Thursday, October 20th, at City Hall. Mohan Myneni, the developer, told Jersey Digs that he expects the project to be completed two years after the approval process ends. “That particular area is still underdeveloped”, said Myneni, adding that “I foresee the Downtown extending all the way to this area sooner or later”.
[gmap height=”250px”]680 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07304[/gmap]
678-690 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07304