BelovED Community Charter School has acquired, from the Jersey City Housing Authority, the vacant half-acre development site at 535 Grand Street, in the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City, with plans to build a new four-story, 40,000-square-foot middle school. The facility will be able to accommodate 240 students in grades six through nine, according to The Jersey Journal. The building will feature a two-story cafeteria that can also be utilized as a 300-seat auditorium, a 1,250-square-foot, sound-proof music room, a gymnasium, 19 classrooms, two science rooms, two art rooms, a sub-dividable multi-purpose room, a library, and administrative offices. There will also be outdoor recreational space and a 31-car parking lot. The project is being designed by Urbahn Architects. Opening is expected in September of 2018.
In February, we reported that an automobile dealership building in Hell’s Kitchen was going to grow vertically, to add office space. Now, we can show you architect Rafael Viñoly’s design for 787 Eleventh Avenue.
Last summer, developer Exclusive Homes New York filed plans for a six-story residential building at 253 Tompkins Avenue, across the street from Herbert Von King Park in Bed-Stuy. Now, we have the first look at the project.
The blocks around the Queensboro Bridge have seen some of the most dramatic development in Long Island City. Last week, we spotted plans for yet another new project in the works there at 41-41 24th Street, between the bridge and 41st Avenue.
Earlier this month, crews began construction on the vacant and dilapidating Edison Storage Battery Company Building – a six-story, 400,000-square-foot former nickel-iron battery factory – located at 177 Main Street, in West Orange, New Jersey. That’s in Essex County. The building is being converted into 330 rental apartments and 18,500 square feet of retail space, according to the New York Times. It’s the first phase of a 21-acre mixed-use mega-development, called Edison Village, being developed by Bloomfield, N.J.-based Prism Capital Partners, Dune Real Estate Partners, and Greenfield Partners. All of the building’s 800 windows will be replaced, as the exterior of the building is being restored to a historical standard. There will be 20 penthouse duplexes, and amenities include a pool and a fitness center.