This land is currently a brownfield adjacent to Berry Lane Park, in a very low-rise and industrial section of the city. It was previously the home of a Steel Technologies Corp steel plant.
The city had planned to acquire this site to expand Berry Lane Park. But it seems they never came up with the money.
Now a developer has proposed a 210-foot, 20-story tower on the site, with up to 375 apartment units. An existing Steel Technologies foundry building would be repurposed into a multi-level parking garage. A rec center would also be built on site, as well as the possibility of a 14,000 sq ft grocery store along Communipaw Ave.
5% of units would be designated as affordable housing.
I’m very YIMBY, but I’m not too enthusiastic about this one. The site plan is kind of retro… tower in a park with surface parking and way too much garage space. This looks a lot like typical plans for Stamford or White Plains, not JC.
This one would need a zoning change from the City Council to happen, so it’s very preliminary.
Here is the link to the proposed zoning amendment: