Mixed Use Development With 136 Units Could Rise in Jersey City

70 Mallory Ave Jersey City Rendering 2
Rendering of the planned building. Image courtesy of MVMK Architecture.

The revitalization of Jersey City’s West Side continues to march along as a New York-based developer with several projects in the works is proposing another complex at an intersection near mass transit.

Jersey City’s planning board is tentatively scheduled to review an application that would breathe new life into an industrial property at 70 Mallory Avenue. The land sits diagonally across from The Lofts at West Side Station and is adjacent to the development at 400 Claremont Avenue.

70 Mallory Ave Jersey City Development
Image courtesy of MVMK Architecture.

The plot, currently home to a two-story industrial building, is just about a block away from the West Side Avenue station on the Hudson Bergen Light Rail system. A company called DHA Capital has submitted a proposal to tear down the existing structures and replace them with an L-shaped development that would rise six stories and about 70 feet at the highest point.

The plans, drawn up by Hoboken-based MVMK Architecture + Design, include a portion that runs through to Yale Avenue and the ground floor is set to house 2,000-square feet of retail space. That component would be located along Mallory Avenue and drop the building height down to a single floor, bringing the structure more in scale with the neighboring properties.

70 Mallory Ave Jersey City Rendering
Image courtesy of MVMK Architecture.

The proposal includes 136 residential units that skew smaller, with 59 studios and 72 one-bedroom spaces. The remainder of the project, which does not include an affordable housing component, consists of five two-bedroom units.

DHA Capital’s plan includes a 53-car parking garage and spaces for 70 bicycles on the ground floor. The proposal features a 1,750-square-foot common roof deck, a shared rooftop garden space, and an extensive green roof system to assist with stormwater runoff.

The sixth floor of the development also includes indoor amenity space totaling 1,500-square feet consisting of a gym and lounge facility. The exterior of the complex would utilize a modular brick veneer and a “faux wood” aluminum cladding on the top floor if completed.

The proposed development is located within the Mid-Rise A District of the Route 440 Culver Redevelopment Plan and does not require any deviations from existing zoning. The application is slated to be heard by Jersey City’s planning board during their April 26 virtual meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. and can be accessed at this link or by using the Zoom webinar ID 822 9826 6771.

The 70 Mallory Avenue plan is the second proposal DHA Capital is looking to advance during the meeting, as the company is also slated to present a separate 365-unit project for several lots along nearby Culver Avenue.


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