After more than a year of denials, a four-story development on Grand Street was approved by the Jersey City Planning Commission, paving the way for 23 residential units and additional commercial space to be built in the Bergen Lafayette neighborhood. rice field.
The applicant, Mecca Realty Properties Inc., will construct a mixed-use building at 665-669 Grand Street with commercial space on the ground floor, residential units above it, and parking in the backyard. Their attorney, Stephen Joseph, said they had permission to demolish an existing building on the property.
This time, Joseph explained that the Morris Canal redevelopment plan under development has been amended to “merge these two undersized lots and allow the curb to be cut along Grand Street.” .
“The first application we submitted to the board was rejected, but it was very similar to this plan,” he said. “There was parking available, but it was denied due to too many discrepancies.”
“[The] It’s the second application presented before the board completely eliminated parking,” he continued. “It was denied [for] Similar reason. Less dispersion than in a parking lot, but more dispersion was required. ”
Architect Theodore Hammer described the building as having 18 one-bedrooms and five two-bedrooms above the retail floor and a driveway leading to the rear. The driveway has an automatic glass garage door. The rear itself has seven parking spaces, including one for the disabled.
Specifically on the first floor are two retail spaces of 2,677 and 1,459 square feet and a lobby with a bike room for 12 bikes. The rooftop offers an amenity space with a green roof and surrounding patio area.
The plan was unanimously approved by the board 7-0.