Plans are once again on the table to bring a multifamily development to several properties in Union City.
According to Hudson County records, the project is planned for the lots that make up 1410-1418 Palisade Avenue, near 15th Street. It would consist of an eight-story residential building with 60 units. The documents also list 95 parking spaces.
The project is being proposed by a Jersey City-based company known as Green Property, LLC, which is responsible for other Hudson County developments such as Laidlaw Lofts in The Heights and the Simone in Weehawken.
This property is situated atop the Palisades just up the hill from Weehawken. Located a stone’s throw away from the Colin Powell Elementary School, the site contains three houses. There is NJ Transit bus service on the 22 and 123 lines to Hoboken, The Heights, West New York, Guttenberg, North Bergen, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Hell’s Kitchen.
Development of this kind was first proposed for the site nearly a decade ago, though Union City resident Larry Price worked to prevent its construction in court, according to Inside Jersey. According to a lawsuit that was filed in 2011 by developer Himeji, LLC against the Union City Zoning Board of Adjustment, just like Green Property’s current proposal, the company applied to tear down the existing buildings on the site and replace them with an eight-story building with 60 apartments and 95 parking spaces. The structure would have been between 63 and 80 feet tall.
The Hudson County Planning Board is scheduled to hear the current proposal during its meeting on Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hudson County Improvement Authority conference room on the eighth floor of Jersey City’s Bergen Square Center, located at 830 Bergen Avenue.