Although high-rises are not being constructed in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette section, the historically residential and industrial neighborhood is seeing the development of some of its tallest buildings in decades, particularly near the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail’s Liberty State Park station.
Nowhere is this trend more visible than the eastern end of Monitor Street, where a three-story apartment building and a vacant six-story industrial building now sit in the shadow of an eight-story residential development.
The project in question has ties to Point Capital Development and can be found at 132 Monitor Street, which remains an active construction site that can be viewed from I-78.
As Jersey Digs first reported in October 2020, Lafayette Development Fund, LLC proposed including 56 residential units in the building, with 28 studios, 21 one-bedroom units, and seven two-bedroom units. At the time, no “affordable housing units” were envisioned.
The development has topped out and crews were seen working on the roof and side of the building in early December. Many of the complex’s windows have already been installed
A previous plan for the premises from another LLC called for a seven-story building with 48 units.
The building sits nearly adjacent to Point Capital Development’s sister development at 121 Garabrant Street that is simply known as Garabrant which stands out from others in the neighborhood because of its green and white facade, but a rendering on the developer’s website suggests that the new building would have a similar appearance.