For decades, massive warehouse facilities at West Side Avenue Industrial Park have taken up several acres at 25, 107-111, and 151 West Side Avenue, across from Van Nostrand, Stevens, and Armstrong Avenues, in the city’s Ward A. The properties, owned by Eden Wood Realty of Hanover Township, Morris County, stretch all the way back to Route 440.
Now, according to a legal notice, a developer has applied to the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) for amended preliminary and final major site plan approval to demolish part of a warehouse building on the property. The proposal calls for converting the remaining part of the structure into a two-story residential building, which would contain 119 units. 118 parking spaces would be provided for residents of the development, which is located in a designated Highway Commercial District.
The developer, Jersey City University Lofts, LLC, which is a Delaware corporation, originally applied to the ZBA in December of 2015 for the project to consist of 116 units, and was approved by the board in the spring.
The property sits on the West Side of Jersey City, several blocks from the main campus of New Jersey City University. It lies adjacent to the Cortney Fricchione Park baseball field and the 440 Commons shopping plaza, which contains locations of The Home Depot and Raymour & Flanigan Furniture. NJ Transit’s Bus 80 to Journal Square and Exchange Place stops directly in front of the site, which is just a half mile walk away from the West Side Avenue Station on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.
A public hearing will be held regarding the latest proposal at the ZBA’s meeting on Thursday, December 15th at 6:30pm at the City Hall Council Chambers.
151 West Side Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305