Two New Developments Could Come to Downtown Jersey City

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325 Newark Avenue Jersey City Development
Site one of two residential developments proposed by BGT Enterprises at Newark Avenue and Fourth Street in Jersey City. Photo via the application.

A section of Downtown Jersey City that has already seen the construction of multiple new development projects could become home to two additional mixed-use buildings.


Plans submitted to the city’s municipal government indicate that BGT Enterprises, LLC is proposing five-story structures on opposite corners at the intersection of Newark Avenue and Fourth Street in The Village.

One of the buildings is planned for 325-329 Newark Avenue at the northwest corner, which has contained Blessings Auto Shop, Ghita’s Auto Repair, Wrench Brothers, a Delta gas station, and other businesses over the years.

325 Newark Avenue Jersey City Rendering
Proposed design of 325 Newark Avenue, currently the site of Blessings Auto Shop. Rendering via the application.

An application says that the developer is seeking to clear this tract and construct a development with 12 one-bedroom residential units, four two-bedroom units, and 1,976 square feet of retail space. Site plans from the International Office of Architects refer to this project as “JC325.”

325 Newark Avenue Jersey City Rendering 2
Proposed design of 325 Newark Avenue, currently the site of Blessings Auto Shop. Rendering via the application.

The other building could be constructed at 306-310 Newark Avenue, which is located at the southeast corner of Fourth Street near Brunswick Street.

325 Newark Avenue Jersey City Development Site Plan
Site two of two residential developments proposed by BGT Enterprises. Map via the application.

This site, which includes a one-story building that had long been home to Binny Food Mart and Binny Liquors, is the subject of a separate application calling for 10 one-bedroom units, two units with two bedrooms each, and 1,558 square feet of retail space.

306 Newark Avenue Jersey City Development
306 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. Photo via the application.
306 Newark Avenue Jersey City Rendering
Proposed design of 306 Newark Avenue, currently the site of Binny Food Mart and Binny Liquors. Rendering via the application.

Both 325-329 Newark Avenue and 306-310 Newark Avenue are owned by Sunil and Manisha Patel, according to affidavits of ownership authorizing the applications by BGT Enterprises.

306 Newark Avenue Jersey City Street View
306 Newark Avenue, Jersey City. Photo via the application.
306 Newark Avenue Jersey City Rendering 2
Proposed design of 306 Newark Avenue, currently the site of Binny Food Mart and Binny Liquors. Rendering via the application.

The hearing regarding these two projects is scheduled to take place during the Jersey City Planning Board’s Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m.

This part of the Newark Avenue corridor has changed rapidly in recent years, with projects like 380 NWK, Mill Rocks, 338 Newark Avenue, and The Cornerstone Lofts all being constructed within a short distance of each other and other complexes on nearby side streets.

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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3 COMMENTS

  1. I live right near these sites, and I think the new developments will really stitch the area together. My one hope is that the street life conditions will improve along Newark Ave. There are not a lot of options for retail or food. Could also be good to get a small food store placed in the neighborhood.

  2. Right now parking in Jersey City downtown is becoming like New York, you have to spend several minutes circling the blocks to find if you lucky a spot.
    and common sense affordable housing you have to have very very low annual income to qualify, what about the others; either you are ‘rich’ to afford market rents, or just surviving

  3. Get rid of your car. Use Uber, the City’s Via for cheap, Turo, the Path, NJT from Hoboken. This is a dense urban area, not the suburbs.

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