The number of proposals to bring more development near North Bergen’s only stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail are continuing to mount. Now, another building is on the table for another previously industrial site just around the corner from the Tonnelle Avenue Station.
This latest development is slated to include 86 residential units, according to a legal notice from the Township of North Bergen. It would be constructed at 1435 51st Street, between Tonnelle Avenue and Newkirk Avenue. The project would include parking on the premises and on a neighboring lot for residents, and does not call for any retail space to be provided. The New York-based Teresharan Land Company of New Jersey, which owns this property and a few others in Manhattan, is behind the proposal.
The site consists of a vacant lot and multiple unoccupied industrial buildings that are attached, all of which are set back from the street close to the train tracks. At least one of the buildings dates back to 1907, according to NJ Parcels records. A sign posted in front of the site states that they were previously occupied by companies such as Fluitec International, Solex Fine Foods, NJ Marble & Granite, H&P Sewing, and the Seam Products Company.
The proposal was scheduled to be heard by the North Bergen Zoning Board of Adjustment on December 13th, but that meeting was adjourned to January 3rd.