Lawsuit Seeks to Block Residential, Hotel, and Restaurant Development in Edgewater

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114 River Road Edgewater Nj Rendering
Approved: a hotel and residential development along Old River and River roads in Edgewater. Rendering by Mancini Duffy.

A mixed-use project that was recently approved for a parcel near the Hudson River is being challenged by a nearby property owner who claims the process to hear the application was “defective.”


Just weeks ago, Jersey Digs broke the news about Edgewater’s Board of Adjustment approving an ambitious plan from a company called Three Y LLC. The endeavor will redevelop several parcels at 136 and 163 Old River Road along with 114 River Road.

114 River Road Edgewater Nj Development Map
The development includes 136 Old River Road, 163 Old River Road, and 114 River Road in Edgewater. The lawsuit was filed by Coffee Associates. Image via Google Maps.

Designed by New York-based Mancini Duffy, the development is set to include 150 residential units and 170 hotel rooms split into separate portions. In addition to 22 affordable housing units, the complex will feature a gym, an outdoor kitchen, a dog run, a parking garage, a courtyard, a “zen garden,” a sky deck pool, and a restaurant atop the building with a patio.

But on July 19, Coffee Associates filed suit looking to void the approvals in Bergen County Court. The company, which owns a nearby warehouse facility at 178 Old River Road, claims that Edgewater’s Board of Adjustment didn’t follow proper procedures regarding the application’s hearing.

“[Three Y LLC] failed to provide the public notice by publication required by local ordinance and the notice to all proximate landowners,” the case says. In addition, Coffee Associates claims they were never provided with formal notice of the application as they should have been, as their property lies within 200 feet of Three Y’s property.

Three Y LLC is registered out of the same address as GPI Engineers & Builders, who could not be reached for comment on the litigation. An email Jersey Digs sent to Edgewater Mayor Michael McPartland regarding the lawsuit has thus far gone unanswered.

The lawsuit is seeking a judgment “reversing and vacating” the project’s approval. A court date for further proceedings has not been set.

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