The Namdar Group from Great Neck, Long Island is seeking to build a 27-story mixed-use building at 630-632 Newark Avenue, between the Five Corners and Cook Street. A resolution from the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) shows that the Board of Commissioners voted during its meeting on Feb. 20 to designate Namdar as the property’s redeveloper. The resolution states that the company’s proposal includes plans for around 450 residential units and ground floor retail space, adding that “the newly constructed project will be designed to complement the surrounding neighborhood.”
The property sits near the Hudson County Administration Building in the Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan Area. It currently is occupied by a three-story building and a private parking lot. The existing structure contains Michael Anthony’s Unisex Hair Styling, Labor Ready, and Big Lou’s Bail Bonds, along with apartments on the upper floors. It is not immediately clear whether the new building would only occupy the undeveloped portion of the site or if the existing building would need to be demolished and if current occupants would be displaced. However, if given the necessary approvals, the new building’s retail space would face the proposed extension of Central Avenue, according to JCRA records.
Yeah you’re absolutely right. What I meant is that sometimes these construction permits are filed in an incomplete manner and are then left to languish. But so far they’ve been quick to correct the defects identified by DOB, which makes me think they’re interested in pulling the permit as soon as they can.
As far as demolishing the buildings, it might be true, though some sites have sat demolished for longer (2973 Kennedy Blvd at Cottage St, and 11-29 Cottage St are two that come to mind).
Acceptable, if not standard, design, but the PTAC usage is out of control at this point.
I am actually starting to think this needs to be brought to the attention of the city. PTACs make no sense in our environment and you don’t see them to this extent in other Northeastern cities. Winter is too cold and summer is too hot. The environmental impact is something that shouldn’t be being ingored in 2023.
Having visited other cities recently, JC is really being marred by the sheer number of towers with PTACs. It’s ridiculous.