A previously approved project at 175 West 7th Street in the Peninsula City now has a new developer behind it that focuses on environmentally-friendly construction, and renderings have been unveiled for what the project should eventually look like.
Late last year, Secaucus-based Jinco, Incorporated was granted preliminary and final major site plan approval and bulk variance relief from the city’s Planning Board to move forward with a 56-unit residential project at the corner of 7th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard. The property has been home to various automotive businesses over the years, most recently Echo Auto Sales.
Now, Shrewsbury-based MonGroup Properties has taken over the project, which lies right along the lead-up to the Bayonne Bridge entrance. The company purchased the land back in July for just under $1 million and recently unveiled a rendering for the development.
MonGroup’s various projects all focus on environmentally-conscious building practices, and their recently completed Jaclyn Heights project in West New York has been LEED Certified. While it’s unclear if the Bayonne project has similar goals in terms of certification, the latest development will feature an outdoor green roof deck, energy-efficient appliances, clean air ventilation systems and toxic-free flooring.
The total of 56 rental apartments at the development remain unchanged from initial approvals, and they will break down as 39 two-bedroom units and 17 one-bedroom spaces. A private parking space in a garage will be included for each unit and amenities at the building like an on-site fitness center and storage units round out the development.
The project is situated within walking distance from the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s 8th Street station, a characteristic that seems to be driving a lot of developments in Bayonne. While MonGroup did not respond to an inquiry regarding the project’s timeline, the recent sale of the land and release of renderings seem to indicate that the project is moving forward in earnest.