There is a proposal on the table for a major new development near the Marin Boulevard and Jersey Avenue Stations on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail in Jersey City’s Ward E.
According to the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, there are plans for a mixed-use project with 1,000 market rate residential rental units, 38,000 to 45,000 square feet of retail space, and 30,000 square feet of space for community amenity use. Although no address is listed, it will be built on the two-acre Parcel 17 within the Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment Area.
Park Avenue Landing, LLC, of Manhattan, was designated as the property redeveloper back in 2013. The company is listed as being affiliated with the Neu family, which appears to be the same family that runs the Hugo Neu Corporation, the developer of Kearny Point. The JCRA Board of Commissioners extended the designation of Park Avenue Landing as the property redeveloper during its meeting on June 20th, in part because the company “is in the process of resolving a title issue with the adjacent property owner in order for a land swap to occur between the parties.”
The Liberty Harbor North Redevelopment Area was established back in 1973. The Redevelopment Plan for the area from 2001 stated that “when completed, the neighborhood of Liberty Harbor North will perhaps be the most thorough exemplification to date of the principles of the New Urbanism.” Today, the neighborhood, which was built at the site of several abandoned tracts and parking lots, includes projects such as Gulls Cove, 18 Park, and 225 Grand, and developments such as 235 Grand, 101 Grove, and Vantage are coming.