Up and down New Jersey’s Gold Coast, developers are rushing to build at any remaining vacant lots. This can especially be seen in Union City, where yet another new project has been proposed.
A mixed-use building is planned for the properties at 412-418 32nd Street and 407-413 33rd Street, between New York Avenue and Bergenline Avenue, at the center of the municipality. According to a legal notice from the Union City Planning Board, the development will include commercial space, residential units, and parking.
The project developer is 32nd & 33rd Street Union City, LLC, which is registered out of a house in Montvale, Bergen County. The company, which acquired the property for $1.26 million from TD Banknorth in 2009, is seeking Site Plan Approval with variances for front yard, side yard, building coverage, and off street parking for this site in the Center Core City District.
The site currently contains a private permit parking lot surrounded by a barbed wire fence that was previously a TD Banknorth customer lot. A sign posted on the gate outside the property close to five years ago advertised that a three-story building designed by Union City-based Pereiras Architects Ubiquitous was coming to the site, but it is not clear if this will be the same development.
Very few details have been revealed about the project – the number of units, the exact amount of commercial space, and the number of parking spaces is not clear.