Nearly two dozen additional residential units could be coming to Grand Street in Jersey City if a new development proposal comes to fruition.
An application submitted to the city’s municipal government calls for a four-story building with 18 one-bedroom units, five two-bedroom units, a “rooftop amenity deck,” and two retail spaces at 667-665 and 669 Grand Street, according to a principal points statement.
Seven parking spaces along with a storage room for 12 bicycles would be included on the premises, the document says.
The developer’s application shows that no “affordable housing units” would be created as part of this development.
Municipal tax filings list Mecca Realty Properties, LLC as the owner of 669 Grand Street, which includes a one-story garage that was painted several years ago with a mural that partially stated “DISPLACEMENT.” The owner of the neighboring undeveloped lot at 667-665 Grand Street is listed as Clean-O-Mat Corp.
These two properties are located between Garfield and Johnston avenues near the Whitlock Cordage site.
A request for preliminary and final major site plan approval with variances and a traffic impact study waiver in connection with this project is scheduled to go before the Jersey City Planning Board during the meeting on Tuesday, April 20. The meeting is expected to begin over Zoom at 5:30 p.m.
This neighborhood has already seen several other residential and mixed-use development proposals over the last several years, including one that has resulted in the adaptive reuse and expansion of the former 660 Studios building and another calling for a 16-unit project at 656 and 658 Grand Street.
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Jersey City Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.