For decades, the Introcaso-Angelo Funeral Home has served Jersey City families from its three-story building at 141-143 Brunswick Street. However, the funeral home, which sits below eight apartments, was severely damaged in September 2017 when an electrical fire ripped through the structure. The facility was undergoing renovations at the time. Now, a year later, a developer is planning to tear down the building in order to construct the neighborhood’s latest residential project.
Englewood-based EP Brunswick JC Group, LLC has applied to the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment for approvals in order to construct a five-story building at the site. The matter is expected to be heard at the board’s meeting this Thursday at 6:30 p.m., according to the meeting agenda. The company is seeking variances such as height, density, and maximum building coverage as part of their plan to include 30 residential units. 15 parking spaces would be provided for residents on the premises.
The funeral home has been open since 1905, according to its website. Although the developer recently bought the property next door, city tax records identify the owner of the funeral home’s building as Macanka Properties. The property is roughly a half-mile west of the Grove Street PATH station.
This Ward E neighborhood, which is often referred to as “The Village” or the “Italian Village,” has seen a proliferation of new residential development over the last decade. Plenty of new units have been constructed along the Newark Avenue corridor and surrounding side streets, and, as evidenced by proposals such as this, more projects are on the way.