A property in Jersey City that has sat vacant for well over a decade could see infill development.
According to a listing posted on LoopNet and Zillow, a new five-story mixed-use structure is proposed for the lot that is currently for sale at 70-76 Bergen Avenue, between Fulton Avenue and Dwight Street, at the southwestern corner of Jersey City’s Ward F.
The listings state that the proposal has already been approved and that there will be 16 residential units, an elevator, and commercial space. Renderings show that the structure will be five stories tall, and will include parking for all 16 units on the first floor. NJ Parcels records show that the tract was acquired in December 2016 for $425,000 by the Williamsburg, Brooklyn-based Berkco Group NJ, LLC. It was previously owned by a Hoboken resident.
The property, situated in the Greenville neighborhood next to a liquor store, currently contains an empty lot and a vacant garage, surrounded by fencing. A&C’s Bus 33 to Bayonne and Journal Square stops just steps away, and the site is within a half-mile walk of the Greenville Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library, Audubon Park, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive business district, New Jersey City University, and several public schools.
Despite all of the development that has been underway recently in Jersey City, this corner of the city has not seen as many proposals as neighborhoods further north like Bergen-Lafayette and Journal Square. This could likely be attributed to the fact that this part of Greenville, in particular, is further away from other transit options like the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, PATH, and ferry service, and since there is a longer commute from the neighborhood to major employment centers like the waterfront, Downtown Newark, and Manhattan.