Development Proposal Calls for Building With 16 Units on Jersey City’s Romaine Avenue

80 82 Romaine Avenue Jersey City
80-82 Romaine Avenue, Jersey City. Image via Google Maps/Street View.

Since the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, municipal land use boards throughout New Jersey have largely adjusted by holding public hearings virtually. This includes the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment, which is scheduled to hear plans to bring a residential building to a Ward C neighborhood during a Zoom meeting this week.

This proposal involving 80-82 Romaine Avenue is slated to go before the board on Thursday, December 3. John and Maryann, LLC is seeking preliminary and final major site plan approval with five variances in order to construct a five-story development on the property, which is located between Sip and Pavonia Avenues.

80 82 Romaine Avenue Jersey City Elevation
Front elevation. Image courtesy RA Design & Consultants, LLP.

If approved, the building would include 16 residential units, 10 vehicle parking spaces, eight bicycle parking spaces, an 807-square-foot green roof, and a 1,240-square-foot, according to an October 28 Division of City Planning staff report. There would be a dozen two-bedroom units and four one-bedroom units.

John & Maryann, LLC bought the tract for $825,000 in 2018, according to land sales records. The lot includes a single-family house that is sandwiched between apartment buildings. Site plans from RA Design & Consultants, LLP show that this house along with a garage at the site would be demolished if this plan proceeds.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment’s virtual meeting is expected to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment and other commissions are subject to change.



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