Project with Food Pantry and ‘Affordable Housing Units’ Might Come to Bergen-Lafayette

314 Martin Luther King Drive Bergen Lafayette Jersey City
Site of proposed development: 314 Martin Luther King Drive, Bergen-Lafayette, Jersey City.

A site located along Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City’s Bergen-Lafayette section could become home to a unique project at some point.

A non-profit organization called BLESC Housing Group is looking to bring a mixed-use development to 314 Martin Luther King Drive, according to a pending Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) resolution.

The document states that the group has plans for a four-story building that would contain six “affordable housing units” and roughly 3,383 square feet worth of commercial space on the ground floor “for use as a food pantry, community/multi-purpose hall, and office space.”

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Municipal tax filings indicate that this property, which sits vacant between two buildings near Grant and Claremont avenues, is owned by the JCRA.

The resolution would designate BLESC Housing Group as the redeveloper of 314 Martin Luther King Drive. It was initially scheduled to go before the Board of Commissioners of the JCRA during its May 18 meeting, but a document released by the agency indicates that this matter was tabled.


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