The green light has officially been given to another project that will contribute to the transformation of the Peninsula City as a venture over a year in the making is finally moving forward.
We reported on plans to redevelop four parcels, combining into an L-shaped site at the intersection of Broadway and 12th Street early last year. Owned by Allan and Joanne McLeod, the official addresses are 282-284 Broadway, 286-288 Broadway, 9-13 Herrick Court, and 9-15 East 12th Street.
The plots are one block north of a QuickChek market and are currently home to several industrial buildings and a parking lot. The land falls within Bayonne’s Newark Glass Site Redevelopment Plan and the initial mixed-use proposal was set to rise ten stories and include 151 apartments along with ground-floor retail.
The version that was approved by Bayonne’s planning board during their January 12 meeting is scaled back a bit and was drawn up by Michels & Waldron of Rivervale. The final product downsizes the development to eight stories and 126 units to consist of 18 studios, 84 one-bedrooms, and 24 two-bedroom spaces.
Select apartments in the complex will feature balconies and 134 parking spaces will be included in the cellar, first, and second floors of the development. The garage portion will be entered via Herrick Court while a ground-floor storefront totaling 2,375 square feet is set for the corner of East 12th Street and Broadway.
Amenities at the future building will include a bicycle room with space for 70 bikes, a dog run inside an internal courtyard near the back of the building, and a 1,000-square-foot gym on the second floor. The development will additionally feature a 4,500-square-foot roof terrace sporting firepits and more plus a 1,600-square-foot indoor lounge.
A brick exterior in line with Bayonne’s more industrial portions will adorn the first two stories of the building, while metal panels will be utilized on the higher floors. A cast stone band will create separation between the two design elements.
A groundbreaking date for the development has not been announced, but the neighborhood is likely to buzz with construction activity soon. Across the street, a 10-story, 100-unit development that we reported on in October was also approved by the city’s planning board late last year.