JCRA Seeks Developers to Rehab 23 Abandoned Buildings

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The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) along side Mayor Steven Fulop announced on Tuesday a new initiative to rehabilitate 23 of Jersey City’s most derelict buildings.

Under the Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act, Jersey City has been keeping track of vacant buildings. There are currently 917 buildings on vacant building list. The condition of these buildings are detrimental to neighborhood stability and revitalization. They foster crime, create public heath problems and reduce the value of properties in the surrounding area.

If the owner of a building is unresponsive to the city’s request for repairs, the city then classifies the building as abandoned. The JCRA program is starting with 23 buildings that they have qualified as abandoned. It has issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to find qualified developers to acquire and rehabilitate these properties.

The developers chosen through the RFQ will cover all acquisition and rehabilitation costs. Tax payers will pay no costs associated with this program.

By getting these buildings back to an acceptable condition, the city hopes to revitalize the neighborhood and increase quality of life for those in the communities.

The complete list of abandoned buildings:

  • 167 Armstrong Ave
  • 80 Bowers Street
  • 142 Boyd Ave
  • 182 Claremont Ave
  • 219 Clendenny Ave
  • 67 Clerk St
  • 163 Clerk St
  • 165 Clerk St
  • 208 Columbus Drive
  • 35 Dwight St
  • 329 Forrest St
  • 148-150 Fulton Ave
  • 45 Gardner Ave
  • 248 Grove Street
  • 2131 Kennedy Blvd
  • 18 McDougall St
  • 9 Myrtle Ave
  • 37.5 Oak St
  • 354 Ogden Ave
  • 81 Orient Ave
  • 404 Palisade Ave
  • 671 Palisade Ave
  • 332 Whiton St

For complete details visit JCRA website here.

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