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Bayonne Approves Next Phases of SilkLofts Redevelopment

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Image courtesy of Marquette Higgins Steve.

The Peninsula City’s building boom continues to gain momentum as Bayonne officials formally gave the go-ahead for what would become the city’s tallest building.

At its August 10th meeting, Bayonne’s planning committee unanimously decided to approve two new buildings to become part of the SilkLofts complex.The newest section is just down the street from the existing section developmentsaw the former Maidenform Brassiere Company converted into an 85-unit residential complex.

Silkloft Bayonne High Rise Development 2
Image courtesy of Marquette Higgins Steve.

next phase Appeared Earlier this year, it sought to build a new six-story building and an 18-story skyscraper just blocks from the 22nd Street Hudson-Bergen light rail stop. The effort comes from Hoboken-based Marquette Higgins Steve, who worked with him to design the complex, AMS Equities.

The largest portion of the plan calls for an 18-story building 230 feet high at locations at 134-136, 138, and 140 Avenue E. Apartments, and 108 two-bedroom spaces.

Silkloft Bayonne High Rise Development 1
Image courtesy of Marquette Higgins Steve.

The skyscraper will feature a five-story base with an appearance similar to existing Silkloft buildings before returning to the rest of the tower, passing the 13-story Kennedy House as the tallest building in Bayonne. It’s a schedule.

Plans for the skyscraper include a 5,000-square-foot public plaza, with two ground floor retail spaces of 1,400 and 575 square feet. The building includes 389 parking spaces with a garage, and part of the sixth floor of the base is planned for a terrace and an outdoor pool.

Silkloft Bayonne High Rise Development 4
Image courtesy of Marquette Higgins Steve.

Board approval also includes a six-story building to be constructed across the street at 157-163 Avenue E. The building includes 36 residential units, 25 parking spaces, and 1,530 square feet of his ground floor retail space.

The second building will also feature 1,255 square feet of indoor amenity space, with a planned beautiful rooftop terrace. Both buildings are fully compliant with the SilkLofts redevelopment plan and as part of board approval, no changes from existing zoning were required.

Attorneys for AMS Equities said at a board meeting that construction of the skyscraper will take place first as part of SilkLofts’ second phase. The company aims to break ground on the project next spring.

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