Although in the past few years, most of Jersey City’s new residential development proposals have been announced for Downtown, Journal Square, and Bergen-Lafayette, it appears that the city’s West Side is becoming the newest hub of multifamily construction as more projects are being announced.
The latest new building is planned for 181-191 Culver Avenue, between West Side Avenue and Mallory Avenue, in Ward B. According to City records, the structure is set to be six stories tall and would include 60 residential units. 30 parking spaces would be provided on the premises for residents.
The development is being proposed by John & Maryann, LLC, which, along with similarly named John & Maryan, LLC, has been acquiring properties and proposing new residential buildings across Jersey City in recent years, including a 32-unit building at 52-56 Cambridge Avenue in The Heights and a 16-unit development at 373-375 Danforth Avenue in Greenville. The company, which has been the owner of the Culver Avenue site for several years, is registered out of the same house on Bleecker Street as Angelo Construction.
This property is now located within the Route 440-Culver Redevelopment Plan Zone and has been a gated vacant lot surrounded by homes and mid-rise residential building for at least a decade. Records from the Jersey City Municipal Council show that the Jersey City Planning Board unanimously recommended in May that the Zone be extended to include this ‘Mid-Rise A’ property within its boundaries, and the Council adopted the recommendation in June.
The site is situated within a few blocks of the West Side Avenue business corridor, the West Side Avenue Station on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, New Jersey City University, the Hudson Mall, and NJ Transit Bus 80 to Journal Square and Exchange Place.
The developer applied for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval in order for the project to move forward, and the Jersey City Planning Board is scheduled to hear the proposal during its meeting on September 12th.