An LLC is proposing to convert the abandoned Bethesda Baptist Church at 162 Mercer Street, located within the Van Vorst Park section of downtown Jersey City, into 10 condominium units. The project would utilize the former house of worship and the attached three-story rectory. Exterior alterations would include changes to the windows and roofs.
Back in September, the project received approval from the Jersey City Historic Preservation Commission, as the property is located within the Van Vorst Park Historic District. A variance to exclude on-site parking has not been approved at this time. The Jersey City Planning Board is scheduled to have a public hearing on the project today, Jersey Digs reported. Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects is designing the conversion.
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