A new residential project is coming to 676-688 Avenue E, between East 43rd Street and East 44th Street, in the city’s Third Ward. According to a legal notice from the City of Bayonne’s land use administrator, when completed, the building is slated to be five stories tall, and will include 65 residential units. 71 parking spaces will also be located on the property. Pier View Lofts, LLC, of Fair Lawn, Bergen County, is behind the project.
According to a report published by The Jersey Journal, developer Art Kheyman stated that the building will be designed for young professionals, and will be 69 feet tall with 19 one-bedroom units, 33 two-bedroom units, and 13 duplex lofts, some of which will have skyline views. A fitness center will also be included in the building.
Preliminary and final major site plan approval and bulk variance relief was granted to the developer during a special meeting of the City of Bayonne’s Planning Board on January 4th, and an amended and expanded redevelopment plan for the property was adopted by the Bayonne Municipal Council in July 2016. The council designated the property as an area in need of redevelopment in July 2016.
The property, located in a mostly residential neighborhood, previously contained facilities used by the Bayonne Roofing Company and a service station and auto garage owned by Doolan’s. The Doolan’s site was gated following the closure of the business.
Residents of the development will be within close walking distance of the 45th Street Station on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, businesses along the Broadway corridor, and Russell Golding Park. The stores at Bayonne Crossing and surrounding plazas are also just a short drive away from the premises.