Bayonne Approves 126-Unit Development at Broadway’s Newark Glass Site

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Approved development: the Newark Glass Site at Broadway and East 12th Street, Bayonne. Rendering by Michels & Waldron.

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.

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Current site of approved development: Broadway and East 12th Street, Bayonne. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

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.

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The new approved plan for Broadway and East 12th Street, Bayonne. Rendering by Michels & Waldron.

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.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I doubt that the Davis team will do anything to support union building trades on these projects. Suggesting this on his past performance of letting scabs steal our work. Non taxed and undocumented workers not getting paid a living wage.

  2. I guarantee there wasn’t a si gle environmental study on this. Parking is terrible as it is…how many spots will this take away???? The area floods like crazy as it is. I guess they literally want the city underwater.

    How do we keep letting this city council get away with this???

  3. Yet another building that they will struggle to fill. Even with 2 months free rent, the Bay One building on 46th and Broadway appears to have 4 or 5 apartments rented out of 90.

    The City Council now allows for 8 story buildings to be constructed on sides streets, zoning laws mean nothing. They do “spot zoning” to the benefit of the developers and detriment of the residents. Thankfully Councilman LaPelusa and Councilman Carroll are questioning and voting against these projects. Nadrowski and the other 2 council members seem to be deaf to the concerns and objections of residents.

  4. Because they are approving these projects at “virtual council meetings” which few, if any, residents participate in. Everyone is hunkered down in their homes due to the pandemic

    They are not even adhering to the Master Plan or zoning laws. An 18 story building on Avenue E? Surely you can’t be serious!

  5. Good luck Bayonne. I’m sure your city planners and approvers will tell you the same thing that is said over here in Jersey City, that these high income people take public transit and ride bikes. What they don’t tell you is that the ones who do have cars don’t want to pay extra for their parking, so they park on the street for free. Have fun parking.

  6. Another famous Jersey City council cliche when objections are raised about a project: “What if developers don’t want to build here?” Just ignore the billions of new real estate that has been constructed over the past 3 decades.

  7. Just wait till all these fancy buildings get occupied…. you think there’s problems with sewers now ??? Just wait !
    Bayonne’s sewers aren’t capable to handle all this new waste !!!

  8. Folks read the article!

    “Select apartments in the complex will feature balconies and 134 parking spaces will be included in the cellar”

  9. Two homicides inside of a week. This will really attract the newcomers to Bayonne, the Urban Mayberry! Rent early and often!

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