Approvals Sought for 35-Unit Development in Greenville, Jersey City

86 92 Ocean Avenue Greenville Jersey City
Site of proposed development: 86-92 Ocean Avenue, Greenville, Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

A proposal to construct a six-story development at the site of what has long been a gated vacant lot in Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood could be approved this week.

A company has applied to the Jersey City Planning Board for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval in connection with the plan for the four tracts that make up 86-92 Ocean Avenue. If approved and ultimately built, the development at the corner of Seaview Avenue would be made up of 35 apartments, over 1,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space, self-storage space, and a lobby, according to a legal notice that was released earlier this month.

The proposed building is also slated to include a parking garage. However, the facility would apparently include more spaces for bicycles than cars, with the notice mentioning that 35 spots are currently in the works for bikes and just 14 are planned for cars.

The site is situated near stops on New Jersey Transit’s 6, 80, and 87 bus lines, with the Greenville Bus Garage situated around the corner. The closest Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stop is the Danforth Avenue Station, located over a half-mile away. The premises are also near Ezra L. Nolan Middle School.

These four properties have been owned by a firm simply known as 86-92 Ocean Ave, LLC for over a decade. The applicant for this project, Sand to Stone, LLC, was incorporated out of a West Orange law firm in February and is scheduled to go before the Jersey City Planning Board on Tuesday, September 24, at 5:30 p.m.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Jersey City Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.



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  1. Oh boy this is in major NIMBY area, good luck getting anything approved here!! They’ll want 50% affordable housing with 2 parking spots per unit.

  2. This looks like a great project for the area. The current owners should consider doing a 1031/DST exchange with the proceeds of the sale to the developer to defer paying a huge tax bill.

  3. “retail space” . Stores have been sitting closed for DECADES on that block. so a new one is a stupid idea. 6 stories? there isn’t any, nor needs to be, any 6 story buildings in that area. 3 would be better.
    also, this is in the heart of gang territory. why does the article not mention that up the block a teenager was murdered in a drive by shooting in broad daylight last year?

    • Specifically why there is a need for more housing. Pedestrian traffic and more commercial. Plus added lighting and security for safety… It’s a great idea… This area, out of all areas NEEDS THIS!

      • there is plenty of pedestrian traffic around there. I know because I walk it daily. there has been for decades. I’m from Greenville. the issues have NOTHING to do with more housing, or more lighting, or anything of that nature.

        • So what is your theory on improving safety? I’m not in Greenville, to be honest was just giving my 2 cents. But further than that, I mostly focus on my neighborhood… I’m in McGinley /Bergen Hill


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