Another Development Could Replace Houses on Jersey City’s Vroom Street

30 32 Vroom Street Jersey City
Site of proposed development: 30-32 Vroom Street, Jersey City. Photo via Google Maps/Street View.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted some development projects in and around Jersey City over the last year, proposals have continued to be filed for new buildings. Now, a public hearing has been scheduled regarding an application that was submitted in October 2020 for a development on a side street between Summit and Baldwin avenues.

The six-story building could be constructed where two houses currently stand at 30 and 32 Vroom Street. Sunil Patel is seeking to “clear the property” in order to construct a project that would include 30 residential units, according to a notice.

A meeting agenda confirms that the hearing for preliminary and final major site plan approval is expected to take place during the Jersey City Planning Board’s Zoom meeting today, Tuesday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m.

The application states that four residential units would be demolished as part of the project, which would ultimately create 29 one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit, with none listed as “affordable housing units.”

Municipal tax records identify Sunil Patel as the owner of 32 Vroom Street, but Sunilkuma and Manisha Patel are listed as the owners of 30 Vroom Street. The two houses are sandwiched between residential buildings, one of which has long stood on the block while the other was just constructed.

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. This is the neighborhood I live in. There’s little to nothing to do here. They’ll be bored while paying alot for the privilege. And just wait till they bump into the monsters down and up the block! Its beggars row non stop till you drop

  2. Who exactly are the *monsters* terrorizing the citizens of Vroom St? Noisy ass kids? Weed smoking teens? Psycho cops?…….

  3. John Kelly, you may live here… for now, yet everything you comment on here pretty much implies that the city just isn’t for you. Every city has its share of issues with homelessness and addiction, as sad as it is. The city can only do so much for people that may not want the assistance from helping hands in the local area, and trust me, there’s plenty that are trying to make a difference. Stop exaggerating with comments you add in here against the community and establishments, you sound like an ignorant child.

  4. I’ve lived the next block over from this proposed development for over 20 years and have been a homeowner for about five of those 20+ and I don’t think I’ve seen any of the army of heron addict homeless John’s so upset about.

    Right now, the neighborhood’s a nice working class area. Have to wonder how much longer that’ll be the case. While the current wave of gentrification is undoubtedly good for me and my home’s value, I worry about my neighbors who will start to be forced out of the area because of rising rents.

  5. John Kelly doesn’t get much whiter of a name. Sounds like a disgruntled NYer who moved to JSQ since he lost his waiter job and is now living on vroom street with bums. Maybe he’s a bum himself?

    Also he has zero vision of current vs. future state. Downtown used to be covered with homeless and drug addicts until they started developing. Same is happening in JSQ and time will change the area. But I’m sure by then John Kelly will be living in a ghetto in Newark.


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