The Jersey City Planning Board recently approved plans for a nine-story, 99-unit mixed-use building at 136 Summit Avenue, located on the corner of Fairmount Avenue in Jersey City’s McGinley Square section. The project will include 2,240 square feet of retail space and a 75-car parking garage. Monticello Equities is the developer and Kushner Studios is behind the architecture. The site is currently occupied by a three-story medical building. A construction timeline has not been disclosed, Jersey Digs reported.
An anonymous Brooklyn-based LLC has filed applications for a six-story, 48-unit mixed-use building at 4511 Eighth Avenue, located on the corner of 46th Street in Sunset Park. The project will measure 91,382 square feet and rise 70 feet above street level. The ground floor will host a 12,648-square-foot supermarket and the second floor will feature a 12,995-square-foot children’s daycare facility. The residential units, on the third through sixth floors, should average 778 square feet apiece, indicative of rental apartments.
An anonymous Flushing-based LLC has filed applications for two four-story, four-unit residential buildings at 16-18 Melrose Street, in western Bushwick. The buildings will each measure 5,084 square feet and 4,432 square feet, respectively. Across both, the full-floor residential units should average 1,190 square feet apiece, which means condominiums are likely in the works. Pirooz Soltanizadeh’s Jamaica-based Royal Engineering is the applicant of record. The 47-foot-wide, 4,474-square-foot site is vacant. The Myrtle Avenue stop on the J and M trains is a stone’s throw away.
New buildings replace old ones quite frequently, and skylines evolve. It isn’t very often that a development literally redraws the map, but that’s what has happened with Hudson Lights, located in downtown Fort Lee, N.J.
The neighborhoods just south and east of Prospect Park are ground zero for new construction and rising rents. A little single-family house at 62 East 21st Street, between Caton and Woodruff Avenues, met the wrecking ball last year for an apartment building. Now we have a look at what’s replacing it.