First Phase of 1,250-Unit Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor Gains Approval

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Peninsula At Bayonne Harbor Rendering
Peninsula At Bayonne Harbor rendering. Image courtesy of NK Architects via Boraie Development.

Bayonne is quickly becoming one of Hudson county’s development hot spots and a major undertaking called Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor can now move forward with the initial portion of a five-building plan.


Late last month, Bayonne’s planning board approved plans to revitalize just over 12 acres at the former Military Ocean Terminal Bayonne. The previously industrial parcel has been slowly transitioning to a more residential area as new developments rise along Bayonne’s portion of New York Harbor.

Peninsula At Bayonne Harbor Rendering 2
Peninsula At Bayonne Harbor aerial rendering. Image courtesy of NK Architects via Boraie Development.

Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor comes courtesy Boraie Development and will see the construction of several new streets to facilitate the project. The scope of the undertaking is significant; the project includes five buildings totaling 1,250 units plus 10,000-square feet of retail space and two parking garages.

In terms of the full complex, the units at Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor will skew a bit smaller. 795 of the apartments, or almost two-thirds of them, will be one-bedroom units alongside 96 studios. Two-bedroom spaces account for 313 of the dwellings, with 46 three-bedroom apartments rounding out the project.

Peninsula At Bayonne Harbor Site Plan
Site plan. Image courtesy of NK Architects via Boraie Development.

Designed by Morristown-based NK Architects, the first portion of the endeavor is called Bayonne Bay East. The phase includes a 10-story building along Goldsborough Drive sporting 274 residential units plus a northern residential structure that will include 250 units and top out at 12 floors.

The initial portion additionally includes a four-story parking garage next to the northern building that will include 269 parking spaces plus a rooftop terrace featuring a pool. Materials to be used on the exterior of the first phase include metal panels and aluminum window systems plus glass balcony railings.

Peninsula At Bayonne Harbor Location
The property to be developed. Image via City of Bayonne planning report.

The second phase of Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor will rise just east across one of the newly created roadways. This portion is a bit smaller, with the southernmost building slated to rise five stories, include 150 units, and add 10,000-square feet of retail along the east side of the structure. The northern portion of the second phase is more substantial, as it rises 12 floors and includes 267 unit.

The third and final phase includes the tallest building at 16 stories, which will be built on the northern side of the property. 309 living spaces plus a four-story parking garage with 232 spaces and another rooftop terrace and pool are included, which brings the total garage parking at the development to 788 spaces.

All the structures in the complex are slated to feature some rooftop amenities, which will sport views of the nearby Bayonne Golf Club. Several portions of Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor include just under 100 surface parking spaces behind the buildings and the new roads will create some additional on-street spots for cars.

The final component of the project lies in the southeastern portion and is slated to feature a landscaped park that will be privately owned but open to the public. The total buildout of the project will also see the construction of a new Hudson River Waterfront Walkway to the south of the property as the phases are completed.

Bayonne’s planning board granted final site approval for phase one of the project during their May 10 meeting and preliminary approval for the latter two phases. Boraie Development has not yet announced a groundbreaking date for the project.

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