Jersey City isn’t the only area experiencing a building boom. Bayonne is getting their fair share now too. Just last week the Bayonne City Council approved plans for a 10-story building at the corner of Broadway and 46th Street. The developer on the project, The L Group, is no stranger to Bayonne development, they also built Park Bayonne that opened a few months ago.
This project is a bit more controversial, though. In order to pave the way for the approval, city council passed a redevelopment plan for the area that increased allowed building height from 45 feet to 120 feet. The new building will reach 107 feet tall. For a city that hasn’t experience significant height growth, this is a major jump up.
The plan that was approved calls for 91 units and 150 parking spaces. Retail will be on the ground floor and a pool is planned for the rooftop.
At the council meeting, residents expressed concerns with the project, questioning whether the building can handle the weight of the rooftop pool and the safety of vehicle lifts that move cars from the first floor to the third floor of the building. The developer’s attorney, architect and engineers all assured them that both where safe and feasible.