40-Unit Project Planned Near The Junction, Jersey City

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Proposed development: 503 & 509 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City. Rendering via J Goldman Design.

A major Jersey City intersection could soon have dozens of additional residents living nearby.


Another new mixed-use development is being planned just a few yards away from Communipaw Junction, also known as just The Junction, in Ward F. A developer is looking to construct the neighborhood’s latest building at 503 and 509 Communipaw Avenue, near Grand and Arlington Streets. City records show that the project is expected to be five stories tall and include 40 residential units. In addition, the plans by the simply-named 503-509 Communipaw Avenue, LLC call for retail space to be included on the proposed building’s ground floor.

 

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503 & 509 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City. Rendering via J Goldman Design.

Updated renderings posted by Brooklyn-based J Goldman Design show plans for a Citi Bike station alongside the development.

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503 & 509 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City. Rendering via J Goldman Design.

Filings with the New Jersey Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services show that the development firm was incorporated in June 2018 out of Jersey City. City tax records associate the company with an apartment building in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood but not much else is known about the LLC.

The company is seeking Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval from the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) in order to move forward with the project. Variances for use and parking are also being sought. Initially, the application was scheduled to go before the ZBA on December 20, 2018, but that meeting’s action agenda shows that the matter was moved to the board’s next meeting on January 10.

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503 & 509 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City. Rendering via J Goldman Design.

The site in question consists of two properties containing a house and a vacant undeveloped lot. The premises are located not far from Arlington Park, Lincoln High School, Berry Lane Park, and the Garfield Avenue Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station.

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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