The last stop on one of the three Hudson-Bergen Light Rail lines appears to be the next stop for developers seeking to build more units in Jersey City.
As the name implies, the West Side Avenue Station is situated in the heart of the West Side neighborhood in the city’s Ward B. Although the station has been served by light rail trains heading to the waterfront and North Bergen for only 17 years, it has seen rail service for well over a century, since trains used to continue west from here to Broad Street in Downtown Newark. Now, companies are eyeing this station as an amenity for potential residents to new developments that are being proposed for this community, which is home to dozens of small businesses and the main campus of New Jersey City University
According to City records, the Jersey City Planning Board approved a plan to bring a mixed-use multifamily building just two blocks south of the station at 340-348 West Side Avenue, near the corner of Grant Avenue. The development will contain 60 residential units, ground floor commercial space, and 30 parking spaces.
Classic Builders, LLC is behind the project. The company sought Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval with a variance for relief from maximum building height and stories, according to the meeting agenda.
Currently, the property where this 60-unit development could be constructed contains a gated private parking lot and a house.