Palisade Lumber Development Proposal Gets Reworked

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Palisade Lumber Jersey City Heights
Palisade Lumber is now closed and the site of a proposed development in Jersey City Heights. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

The Jersey City Board of Adjustment will hear a proposal this week in connection with the redevelopment of the former home of Palisade Lumber.


During the Board’s meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m., Next Level Developers, LLC could receive the necessary approvals to move forward with a mixed-use project at 418-434 Palisade Avenue, between Franklin and Griffith Streets. A legal notice shows that the company is planning to construct two separate mixed-use buildings, each of which would be five stories tall. Each building is slated to include 23 residential units along with commercial space. Of the total number of 46 units, six are set to be designated as ‘live/work’ units. Should the project be completed, 41 parking spaces would also be provided on the premises.

Next Level Developers has applied for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan Approval from the Board. The company is seeking variances for use, maximum building height, and density.

This proposal marks a change from the original plans that Jersey Digs initially reported on last November. At the time, the Minervini Vandermark-designed project was set to be one long building called ‘Lumber House,’ with a mixture of three-story, four-story, and five-story parts of the structure. 48 condominiums, nine of which were set to be live/work units, would have been included under the former proposal.

Jersey City Heights Development 418 434 Palisade Avenue
Original rendering. Proposed development will now be two buildings. Rendering via Minervini Vandermark.

The ‘Lumber House’ name came from the fact that part of this 12-lot property was previously occupied by the Palisade Lumber and Supply business, which closed last May after operating in this neighborhood for decades. Under the redevelopment plans, the company’s former buildings would be demolished.

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