A new residential building is coming to 144 Bergen Avenue, between Wegman Parkway and Bidwell Avenue, in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City’s Ward F. According to a public notice, the building is slated be five stories tall, and will include 24 units. 19 parking spaces will be provided on-site. Variances regarding the project’s density and parking aisle width were approved with conditions last year by the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment.
The development is being built by LN Signature Realty, LLC, which is based out of a house in Cedar Grove, Essex County. According to NJ Parcels records, LN Signature Realty purchased the tract in 2014 for $365,000 from J & P Homes Development of Newark Avenue.
Like many other development sites in the Jersey City, previously, the property was a gated vacant lot for several years. This is not the first time that such a project has been proposed for the site, however. City records show that a developer proposed a five-story building with 17 residential units back in 2007. Despite gaining approvals from the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment for the project at the time, construction never began at the site.
This will be one of the first recent developments along the Bergen Avenue corridor, this part of which is lined with multifamily houses and pre-war apartment buildings. Residents of the new building will be conveniently located, with Audubon Park, the Glenn D. Cunningham Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library, New Jersey City University, and a Pioneer Supermarket all within close walking distance. In addition, the area is served by NJ Transit buses 10, 87, and 119 to Bayonne, Journal Square, Hoboken Terminal, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and is just over a half-mile walk away from the Martin Luther King Drive Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station.