New Owners Plan to Replace Multifamily Home in Jersey City with Development

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Site of proposed development, 24 Romaine Avenue, Jersey City. Photo via Zillow.

Update: This item is no longer on tomorrow’s Zoning Board Agenda (9/20/18). It was carried to the October 4th meeting.



Not only does a multi-family house near Journal Square in Jersey City have new owners, but the structure itself could be replaced with a new building.

NJ Parcels records show that the four-family home at 24 Romaine Avenue, between Sip and Stuyvesant Avenues in Ward C, was acquired by a Hoboken-based LLC in February along with two neighboring properties for $1.25 million. However, the nearly 100-year-old two-story building is expected to be demolished, according to a legal notice. In its place, a new residential development is expected to rise. Few specifics have been released yet regarding the proposed project, but what is known is that it would include eight units should the necessary approvals be granted.

City records show that permits were sought last month in order for 4M Construction of Carteret to tear down the home that stands at the property. The Zoning Board of Approval is expected to vote on the developer’s application during an upcoming meeting on October 4th, 2018. Variances for use and height are being requested.

The property is located within a few blocks of Saint Peter’s University, the Journal Square Transportation Center, LaPointe Park, and Liberty High School.

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