C-Town Project @ 506-508 Central Ave.
Possible Revisions to C-Town Project:
Central Avenue Side: (#1, 2 & 3) 2 one bedroom and 1 two bedrooms
South side: (#4) 2 one bedrooms on 2nd floor (and 2 duplexes duplexes on 3rd and 4th floors
Cambridge Avenue side: (#5) Include a set back on south side of building (in line with middle units) a put 1 two and a half bedroom unit
Date: November 6, 2015:
The WPA opposes this development project due to the high number of units they want to build on 3 floors above C-Town grocery store. They are proposing 21 400-500 square feet units (mostly 1 bedroom). This is more of a dormatory for students and not the type of development we need in the Heights. The WPA could support this project if the number of units were decreased to 12 to 15 units.
Proposed Floor Plan
Central Avenue Redevelopment Plan
The Special Improvement District's David Diaz, Councilman Michael Yun and City Planning staff worked over the summer to draft a redevelopment plan for our neighborhood WITHOUT any community imput. The only imput given was by developers and major property owners along the Avenue who have the most to gain from this plan. The WPA 100% opposes this plan as drafted today, and demands our elected Councilman to open up this proccess, so that the community might create a SHARED VISION for Central Avenue.
"This plan includes buildings 14 stories high, which sets a president for even taller high-rises."
Lastly, since Councilman Yun is one of the 3 major property owners along the avenue we feel this is a conflict of interest and he must recuse himself from any votes or matters around a Central Avenue Redevelopment Plan.
Proposed Land Use Map
52 Cambridge Avenue Project
The WPA attended a meeting on November 3, 2015 with the developer, John & Maryan llc 140 Bleeker St. Jersey City, who owns and builds several properties in the Heights. We have not taken a position on this project and are in talks with other community groups about the pros and cons of this project.
Proposed floor plan:
Ground floor parking
Proposed Senior Living Project @ 3631-3635 JFK
At the WPA annual meeting on November 2, 2015 we were presented a preliminary proposal for a new senior living development on JFK Blvd. The specifics and details are since forming and we advised the developer, lifetime JC resident, Paul Scalia, to reach out to the Nelson Avenue Block Association and the Heights Coalition groups, since this project is within their boundries. We are not taking a position at this time, but we do have concerns about height, density and overall size and design of the buildling. We look forward to working with our community partners to finalize our position over the coming months.
Sample floor plan: