New 20-Unit Building Proposed For Greenville, Jersey City

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170 Grant Avenue | Credit: Google Street View

In the past year, more developments have been proposed for Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood than at any other time in the past decade. Now, another residential building is planned for the area.

The latest project is being proposed for 170 Grant Avenue, at the northeast corner of John F. Kennedy Boulevard, in Ward B. Records from the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) show that Kavneet Sethi of Wilkinson Avenue-based Grant 170, LLC, which owns the property, is planning to construct a midrise building at the site with 20 residential units.

Currently, the property consists of a gated lot that has been vacant for over a decade and an abandoned house that has long been boarded up and covered in graffiti. Public records show that Sethi told the JCRA that the structure could be demolished at some point this spring. During its meeting on March 21st, the agency’s Board of Commissioners unanimously authorized the JCRA to enter into a four-month forbearance from taking action against Grant 170, LLC under the Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Act so that the demolition could take place.

It is not clear when construction will begin on the new building, nor has it been revealed how tall it will be. The site falls within the R-3 Multi-Family Mid-Rise District, which permits buildings up to eight stories tall.

Should the project be completed, residents of the new building would be within walking distance of Henry Snyder High School, New Jersey City University, Martin Luther King Plaza, and the West Side Avenue Station on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. Plus, NJ Transit Buses 10 and 119 to Bayonne, Journal Square, Hoboken, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan stop opposite the property.

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