Historic Summit Ave Gothic Church to Become Condo Complex

St Johns Hill Top View Rendering
Rendering by Inglese Architecture + Engineering

Formerly St. John’s Episcopal Church, a new condo project was recently approved by the zoning board that will restore the existing church exterior and convert the interiors into 9 condo units. Two new buildings will also be constructed adjacent to the church and house 38 units. The new complex will be known as Hill Top View and is located on Summit Ave in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City.

The 145 year old Gothic church was originally slated for demolishing before being granted landmark status by City Council in 2013.

Of the 47 units, 14 of them will be reserved for affordable housing.

Designed by Inglese Architecture + Engineering, the two new buildings will carry on the gothic style of the existing church incorporating high peaks and steep rooflines.

The project is being developed by the Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation. Construction is expected to begin in 2016.

St Johns Hill Top View Rendering
Rendering by Inglese Architecture + Engineering




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  1. This is a beautiful way to save that church. Maybe they could turn the church area into an indoor public park like they have in one building in NYC.


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