When walking by 408-410 Whiton Street and 309-311 Pine Street in Jersey City, it is hard to tell that not too long ago, these adjacent Bergen-Lafayette properties were where sanitation trucks parked after collecting garbage from customers.
Now, instead of being used by Morena Container Service, the two parcels have become home to the frame of an eight-story residential development, part of which is surrounded by scaffolding.
Nearly three years ago, plans were announced for an apartment complex on the premises, which are situated just off Johnston Avenue. This development is expected to bring 56 residential units to a section of Ward F that is seeing a rapid transition from consisting primarily of industrial, single-family, and two-family properties to being filled with multi-family complexes.
Although this building has topped out and an American flag has been placed on the roof while crews continue to steadily work on construction, it appears that a significant amount of additional work will be needed before the development will be finished.