24-Unit Building Proposed at Site of Nino Madia Furniture in North Bergen

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8707 john f kennedy blvd north bergen nj development
8707 John F Kennedy Blvd | Credit: Google Maps

The northernmost edge of Hudson County has largely escaped the recent increase in development further south towards Hoboken and Jersey City, but now a new building has been proposed.

This development is planned for 8707 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen, between 86th Street and 88th Street, near the border of the Bergen County borough of Fairview. A legal notice shows that the building is slated to be mixed-use and will include 24 residential units, commercial space, and 64 parking spaces, and that the developer sought approval in May from the North Bergen Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Residents of the building would live within walking distance of businesses along the John F. Kennedy Boulevard corridor, the main North Bergen Free Public Library, and James J. Braddock North Hudson Park. Plus, NJ Transit Buses 88 and 154 to Union City, Journal Square, Fort Lee, and Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal stop just a few feet away.

Currently, the property, which features westward views of the Meadowlands and Essex County, contains the Nino Madia Furniture and Design store, and was once home to a Cronite stationary plant. NJ Parcels records show that Nino Madia bought the property from Cronite for $1.2 million in 1989. Nino Madia Furniture and Design will continue to operate out of the location and will maintain a showroom in the new building as well.

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