High-Rise Mixed-Use Building Planned for Sip Avenue, Jersey City

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232 Sip Ave | Credit: Google Street View

A mixed-use building is planned for 232-238 Sip Avenue, at the northwest corner of Van Wagenen Avenue, in the city’s Ward C. According to a legal notice, when completed, the development, would be located within the Journal Square 260 Redevelopment Plan Area, is slated to be 14 stories tall, and would contain 129 residential dwelling units, 1,590 square feet of retail space, and 15,950 square feet of office space. According to city records, the office space is set to take up two floors, and cantilevered balconies are also planned for the building.

Developer Durga Ma Sip, LLC, which is registered out of the same John F. Kennedy Boulevard address as V. Gupta & Company, is now seeking amended preliminary and final major site plan approval from the Jersey City Planning Board for this project.

Currently, the property contains a gated private parking lot. Last winter, Jersey Digs reported that the Jersey City Planning Board approved the company’s plans for an eight-story building with 81 residential units, 2,270 square feet of retail space, and no office space. However, little progress was made on that development. Plus, around seven years ago, there were plans for a five-story building with 31 units at the site, according to a LoopNet listing.

Should the latest project be approved, when completed, residents of the building will be conveniently located. There is a Aqui Market directly across the street from the property, and NJ Transit Buses 1 and 80 to Newark’s Ironbound, Downtown Newark, South Kearny, and Exchange Place run along Sip Avenue. Plus, there are several restaurants and stores in the area, and Journal Square, the Marion Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library, the Pavonia Marion Municipal Pool, and Saint Peter’s University are all within walking distance.

The Jersey City Planning Board will hear the latest proposal this Tuesday, February 28th at 5:30pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.


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