As Bayonne continues to follow in the footsteps of its neighbor to the north, a vacant lot near the Hudson County city’s main business district could be replaced with a new development.
The property at 39-43 West 25th Street, which is located between Broadway and Avenue C, is where a five-story building could be constructed. The site is situated near Forum Fitness and the ShopRite of Bayonne. TFG 39-43 W. 25th Urban Renewal, LLC of Teaneck is behind the proposed development, which could include 40 residential units and “rooftop amenities,” according to a legal notice. 40 parking spaces would be provided on the premises, including mechanical and stacked parking. The building is expected to rise 72 feet above West 25th Street.
It is not immediately clear who is behind TFG 39-43 W. 25th Urban Renewal, LLC since the company’s “office address” that is referenced in municipal paperwork is actually the address of The UPS Store’s location on Cedar Lane in Teaneck.
The proposal was expected to go before the Bayonne Planning Board on May 14, since the developer applied for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval with exceptions related to parking.
However, the plans for this building have been in the works for longer than just this year. City records show that in May 2018, the Bayonne Municipal Council designated TFG 39-43 W. 25th Urban Renewal, LLC as the official redeveloper of 39-43 West 25th Street and authorized that a redevelopment agreement be prepared at the time. A year earlier, the Council ordered the Bayonne Planning Board to “prepare and review a redevelopment plan” for the site and then “make recommendations to the Municipal Council in accordance with the Redevelopment Law.” The plan was adopted in January 2018.