Developer Plans Nearly 300 Market-Rate Units on Jersey City’s West Side

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49 Fisk Street Jersey City Development Rendering
49 Fisk Street rendering. Credit: Minno & Wasko.

The owner of a tract on Jersey City’s West Side could construct a new six-story development on the property.


The owner of 49 Fisk Street is planning a project that would include 295 studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom residential units. The company, which is simply known as 49 Fisk Property Owner, LLC, was designated as the redeveloper of the site by the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency’s Board of Commissioners during its virtual meeting on May 19.

Slides that were presented to the Board of Commissioners included renderings and site plans from Minno & Wasko that show that the development would include a courtyard area with a pool along with a rooftop amenity area. Part of the project would face a future extension of Mallory Avenue, according to the concept site plan, which also shows the building could feature a club amenity room, a fitness area, 150 standard parking spaces, and 19 tandem spaces.

The resolution that was approved by the Board of Commissioners states that “the agency and the redeveloper intend to pursue pre-development activities, including negotiation of a redevelopment agreement and other related actions.”

All of the units in the development would be market-rate. A representative for the developer indicated during the virtual meeting that “affordable” units are not required in this area. Although the meeting included a public comment period, no members of the public addressed the Board of Commissioners.

49 Fisk Street Jersey City Development Site Plan
49 Fisk Street site plan also showing NJCU master plan. Credit: Minno & Wasko.

Municipal tax records show that 49 Fisk Property Owner, LLC is registered out of the same address in Midtown Manhattan as Halpern Real Estate Ventures.

Located opposite O’Abbey’s Corner Pub & Grill, the property on Fisk Street has been used in recent years by Poly-Version Inc. for industrial purposes. The parcel is situated in an area that is seeing increasing development, with the New Jersey City University West Campus site, the Bayfront premises, and the West Side Avenue stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail all located nearby.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Not every piece of property developed should require affordable housing. It’s always tough to save every single low income person from having to move out of JC. Seems like common sense to me, if an area is developing and becoming more valuable, the people will change. Just like when the area was depreciating and falling apart the population changed.

  2. Only a privileged ass would say something of that matter. If you chose to come to Jersey City remember pay respect to those who have lived here for years and by all mean your going to give back. We never asked you to move to here. I get it your one of those thieves in the background. Say hello to all of your associates that think like yourself. We don’t need your kind here. It was peaceful before you, it will still be peaceful if your not here.

  3. “We don’t need your kind here” lol talk about being arrogant and privileged. Who exactly is the “we” in this diatribe?

    I always pay respect to the old JC residents like Cornelius Van Vorst and Henry Lembeck, some of the JC pioneers.

    Or does JC history start when you and your kind moved in you self righteous bastard.

  4. No one “kind” of people owns Jersey City. It has always been a melting pot and revolving door of people of different cultures, nationalities, races, and income levels. From the Lenape Native Americans to the Dutch to the English to the Germans (e.g. Henry Lembeck) to Filipinos and Indians and African Americans and Hispanics and Asians and Whites and people of all income levels who live here now. http://www.city-data.com/us-cities/The-Northeast/Jersey-City-History.html. “Respect those who have lived here for years” means respect whom exactly? All these different people? One particular group? How about instead realize that nobody owns anything except the deed to the property he owns, and that any person is allowed to live where he wants to live, and where he can afford to live. History doesn’t care who lived anywhere before. Jersey City’s history shows change is constant. Nobody owes anyone anything.

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