ICYMI: Construction to Begin Soon on Bayonne’s Tallest Buildings

26-north-street-bayonne-mhs-renderingvia Jared Kofsky at JerseyDigs.com – New information and renderings have been revealed for a massive new mixed-use development near the 8th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Station that will be the largest and tallest of its kind in Bayonne.

The upcoming project at 26 North Street, between Avenue C and Kennedy Boulevard, is now slated to consist of two high-rise towers, each of which will be 22 stories tall. In an interview with Jersey Digs, David Greenman from Silbert Realty & Management stated that construction on this new development is expected to begin in the next 90 to 120 days.

The current plans call for each building to include 170 residential rental units, for a total of 340. The apartments are expected to mostly consist of one bedroom or two bedrooms, but some studios are possible. The ground floor will include 25,020 square feet of commercial space, which will likely be occupied in part with what Greenman describes as a regional “small footprint gourmet high-end grocery retailer.” In addition, another business such as a daycare center or a restaurant is expected to occupy 4,200 square feet. Four underground floors of parking with 725 spaces for shoppers and residents are also planned.

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Costco coming to Bayonne

3nbc_15247178220_d56b65c67d_bCostco, the membership-only retail warehouse club, will be coming to Bayonne’s former Military Ocean Terminal Base next year. The publicly-traded, Seattle-based company plans to build its warehouse and a gas station on the west side of Route 440 and across from the fire station on Chosin Few Way starting in the spring of 2018, according to Bayonne Business Administrator Joe DeMarco.

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Bayonne’s time ‘has at last arrived,’ report says

SONY DSCThe New York Post sees Bayonne as on the cusp of a real estate renaissance.

In a recent report profiling a couple who moved to Bayonne in 2004, the newspaper said that the city has “long held loads of potential,” citing the Light Rail, and number of developable land parcels, but “legal battles, lackluster efforts and economic downturns” have hampered its progress in the past.

But the report said there are signs “that Bayonne’s time has at last arrived,” citing the redevelopment of the Military Ocean Terminal, as well as the many other projects currently being built around the city.

Around 1,000 residential units are being worked on this year, while another 2,000 to 3,000 apartments will be added over the next five years, the city Business Administrator Joe DeMarco said in the report.

The city’s rental costs are also significantly cheaper than Jersey City — $1,800 for a one-bedroom and between $2,200 and $3,000 for a two-bedroom, whereas similar units in Jersey City cost between roughly $2,500 and $3.500, the report said.

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A Refreshing and Vital Development Breaks Ground in Bayonne

hobart-housing-bayonne-njBayonne city officials gathered to celebrate both breaking ground on a new residential development and its groundbreaking concept. 180-186 Hobart Avenue in the First Ward will be home exclusively to Bayonne’s low to moderate income as well as developmentally disabled residents.

Mayor Jimmy Davis said at the ceremony, “My goal when I first came in [to office] was that we were not going to forget anyone. You can’t just develop a city and bring in new people, you have to take care of the people that are here. I want everybody to stay here and come together as one community as we were years ago.”

The non-profit organization Windmill Alliance is leading the project and has been serving special needs in Hudson County for 31 years. Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC), another non-profit organization based in Jersey City, was secured by Windmill Alliance as the lead developer and has developed hundreds of affordable housing units in Hudson County for 25 years.

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Zoom! Bayonne is on the fast track

2017-03-01_11-01-51Stephen Sterling at NJ.com takes a look at the top ten fastest growing cities in New Jersey.

New Jersey is in the midst of a dramatic population shift, the inverse of the outward sprawl that has dominated the state for the last several decades.

The large population swings mean parts of the state are seeing dramatic growth not seen in more than 20 years. Today, we take a look at what towns are seeing the starkest positive gains.

While there are some familiar cameos from towns on our list last year, the new data show significant population movement in other parts of the state, some that have upended municipal demographics entirely.

 5. Bayonne

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Broadway Is Back! 19 East Breaks Ground In Bayonne

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’19 East’ rendering | Credit: Ingerman

Last summer we told you about 19 East in Bayonne, the latest project from Collingswood-based developer Ingerman. Yesterday, city officials bundled up and joined them in the cold to break ground on the six-story building. Located off Broadway at 19 East 19th Street, the $35 million project is expected to be completed in April or May 2018.

“I’m very excited about this project,” said Mayor Jimmy Davis. “The people will now be able to shop, dine, go to cafes, and just bring back Broadway the way we expect it to.”

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Creative Bayonne

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via JerseyDigs – On September 24th, the Bergen Point art community in Bayonne got to meet the newest addition to the family. Cheryl and Christopher Mack unveiled the grand opening of their passion project, The Bridge Art Gallery, showcasing local work from Bayonne and Montclair artists, as well as some pieces from Atlanta.

Located in the heart of Historic Bergen Point, 199 Broadway at 7th Street, the gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, from 12pm until 7pm.

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