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Bergen-Lafayette has a lot going on, so it should probably have its own thread, like the Soho West and Journal Square ones.

Map can be found here http://data.jerseycitynj.gov/dataset/development-maps/resource/7ae5cb2d-c33d-479c-bf16-ccd719dfd7d2

I went over today to verify what the pile driver was - and I found two separate pile drivers. Bergen-Lafayette is booming, especially the Johnston Ave area, between Pine and Pacific Streets.

In that area, you have:

420-424 Whiton St - 4/6 floors






440 Whiton - the pile driver I saw from my window






313-321 Pine St/412-418 Whiton St - a two building project, both 6 stories. The Pine St site is currently being worked on - not sure if they will continue to the Whiton St side as well






Other nearby sites:
17-19 Ash St - 20 Unit building across Whiton St from 424 Whiton. Recently got an NKay sign. They seem to have a lot going on at once, so I'd expect movement soon.




323-325 Pine St - 7 Stories next to 313-321 Pine


326-328 Johnston - 5 Stories


125 Monitor - across Pine St. No movement


342 Johnston - 8 Stories, corner of Johnston and Whiton


In relation to the rest of the projects


381 Whiton - 30 units, across the street from 342 Johnston


Also nearby:
313-321 Johnston - no information that I can find. The small buildings on site are currently being demolished. I did a quick search for the owner - based on available information, my hunch is that Gotham West (124 and 156-166 Brunswick, 312 Pacific) owns this site.





This is close to the 100 Monitor site.

Speaking of 100 Monitor - I can't tell how new these test piles are, or the seemingly broken pile driver on the site is. Perhaps someone who frequents the area more would know - that or I can browse my older photos.






On the other hand, the test piles on the site across the street (72-74 Maple St, 8 Story building) look rather fresh, as do the marks on the lot. Again though, I can't be sure




132 Monitor St - 2 7 Story buildings


378 Johnston - 18 Units


Glennview Townhouses - complete


Communipaw Ave-side of Bergen-Lafayette:

These two homes on Whiton Ave are still under construction - long time


As is 381 Communipaw


Lot next to it, for sale


This building on Halladay St is finished though


312 Pacific


With 326 Pacific, the church in background (nothing there yet)


275 Pacific Ave




170 Lafayette/Lafayette Lofts




747 Grand/The Grand - I think this technically counts as Bergen-Lafayette. This building looks way different from the renderings of the red building floating around online.
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Looks nice inside though, from their website. Not so much on the outside.






712-714 Grand St - 4 Stories


Other various neighborhood improvements:














New restaurants:
Hooked (corner of Garfield and Communipaw)


The Factory (Communipaw Ave and Berry Lane)
 

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Drove by this area (as a passenger) on 78. There is a TON of construction going on. Unfortunately, I only had my phone and got some not so great photos while driving by.

But a rundown:

- 420-424 Whiton St - exterior seems complete
- 313-321 Pine St - one of the buildings (there will be 2 back to back) is up about 4/6 stories.
- 440 Whiton St - 1/6 floors framing coming up
- 132 Monitor St - Piling, 2 6 story buildings
- 72-74 Maple St - Fields Construction fence up, excavator on site. 8 Story building
- Unknown building with blue water barrier - this could be part of the 313-21 Johnston demolition, or it could be 381 Whiton already built.

All of these in a 3-block square. Lots of stuff going on, for sure

Crane is for 440 Whiton, 420 Whiton looking complete behind it


Piling rig for 132 Monitor in front of "Distort" warehouse (hard to see, to the right of the graffiti), 313-321 Pine coming up behind/on the left of the warehouse




Fenced-off site for 72-74 Maple in the middle-rear of this photo


Also, a terrible photo of part of 312 Pacific, which is finishing up
 

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2/3 - You can compare to the first post to see progress on buildings

420-424 Whiton St - topped out and looking nearly complete, from the outside at least










440 Whiton/2-16 Ash St - now under construction and being called The Ashton




313-321 Pine Street - 4 stories up








323-325 Pine St - starting to be demolished


313-321 Johnston - fully cleared out and yes, owned by GothamWest. No info about it that I can find, though


132 Monitor - piling looks complete.












100 Monitor - no movement


72-74 Maple St - piling in full swing. This will be an 8 story building






This building on Johnston Street has some wrapping on it, but really looks abandoned (and is for sale)


308 Whiton St




284-286 Whiton St


312 Pacific Ave


381 Communipaw


275 Pacific Ave


Also - some equipment between 78 and the light rail in the area - probably for some work on 78 though


 

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From last week:
Even more progress - there are now EIGHT active construction sites (and one building definitely completed since last time - 420 Whiton St) in the Maple-Ash-Pacific St areas, all midrise buildings. There will be almost 800 units total added between these, and another 150+ if the other planned buildings start as well. Basically building a whole new neighborhood.

440 Whiton/The Ashton


331 Pine Street - no info really, but this one is suddenly piling too.




313-321 Pine St - topped out and being clad, still not building the other building on Whiton St




323-325 Pine St - looks like part of the neighboring 321 Pine St, but is actually a separate 7 story building built by Shuster Construction




72-74 Maple St/65-71 Monitor St - confusing, as these two appear to be separate projects, and yet the street between them was closed and it's hard to tell which one (or both) is using the crane.

65-71 Monitor:




72-74 Maple:






And both - 65-71 Monitor in foreground, 72-74 Maple in back. You can see Maple St closed between them (between Pine and Monitor)


100 Monitor (300 unit building) has also started - may already have finished piling




132 Monitor/125 Garabrant - I believe this is a two-building project but only one is currently under construction




313-321 Johnston Ave - no movement on the GothamWest lot


Outside of that small area, some other Bergen-Lafayette projects

312 Pacific


712 Grand St


BeLovED Charter Middle School




Also there's construction going on behind the current BeLovED School


Minor constructions and renovations










 

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Lafayette Lofts - looks complete. It also seems connected to one of the Whitlock Cordage buildings (specifically, the big one that says Whitlock Cordage on it). Parking?











BelovED School
 

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9/15
313-321 Pine St




323-325 Pine St






The Ashton




327 Pine St (with other surrounding projects)






72 Maple St and 65 Monitor Ave










100 Monitor St




132 Monitor St


 

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From 2 weeks ago
The Ashton (2-16 Ash St)




Beloved Community Charter School


429-431 Pacific Ave (proposed 6 story) and 433 Pacific Ave renovation


331 Pine St




323 Pine St




313-321 Pine St




100 Monitor St




132 Monitor St


72-74 Maple St






65-71 Monitor St


327 Communipaw Ave - 5 story building proposed


374 Communipaw Ave - 5 story building proposed


Whitlock Mills - unsure if any work has actually started here yet


Bergen Lafayette from Bergen Hill


Various ongoing work in the area










 

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Still lots going on here. A few buildings seem close to opening, among them:

The Ashton (ugly!)








Solaris Lofts (actually opening in a month or three)


132 Monitor St (Garabont St)






313 Pine St (and the site of Phase 2)




323 Pine St


and the others:

331 Pine St




The whole block


100 Monitor St










With the 313 Johnston Ave site in foreground


72 Maple St






Whitlock Cordage




Other sites and small constructions - as the area improves, smaller buildings are being built/renovated. Other sites have approved projects waiting to start up








































 

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Wow the Ashton is super imposing and super ugly. What is with the lack on windows???
It's just a cheap building. This isn't an expensive area yet, so presumably they try to building most of the buildings cheaper. That being said - the other buildings around look much better.

Small Bergen Lafayette update:

The Ashford








Garabrant St




100 Monitor St








72 Maple St and 65 Monitor St






342 Johnston Ave


327 Pine St - this one really sprouted up






325 Pine St


313 Pine St


313 Pine St and 2nd Phase


408 Whiton St site


The whole block




Some machinery on the 125 Monitor site - probably for some other project


723 Grand St - finally something proposed. 7 Stories, 69 units.


712 Grand St - site is abandoned and for sale, just like its partner across the street


12 Ivy Place


Whitlock Mills


37 Cornelison Ave


660 Grand St


Beloved Charter School


 

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From 8/25
100 Monitor St










132 Monitor St (Garabrant)








125 Monitor St - excavator and small flags on the grass lot in front of it








309 Johnston Ave




313 Pine St - complete and renting


323 Pine St - complete and renting


327 Pine St








The Ashton (2 Ash St)




408-410 Whiton Ave




BeLa (72 Maple St)






Solaris Lofts


Whitlock Mills - progress




408 Communipaw - still nothing


374 Communipaw - about to come down




Some other renovations and general construction in the area






 

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1/11
327 Pine Street - called Conifer Flats (get it? Because pine...)






The Ashton - just about done


408-410 Whiton - cleared and awaiting a building


2nd Phase of 313 Pine as well


17-19 Ash


That whole block


Clearing equipment on the 309-323 Johnston Ave lot




95 Monitor site - it seems to be being used for other projects right now


BeLa - just about complete




Solaris Lofts, complete


100 Monitor, now known as 295 Johnston - pretty massive building, and interesting exterior finish touches
















Garabrant Phase 2 site


306 Johnston site


Suydam Ave - former auto repair shop on Suydam and Communipaw closed






374 Communipaw - still not demo-ed


Whitlock - some work going on in the landscaping. Maybe some underground plumbing work




87 Van Horne site - 2 pretty large buildings proposed here


Some of the smaller buildings and improvements in the neighborhood














Beloved Charter School - seems to be complete




They also put up this building in the back of the original school
 

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My CityRealty article

Fogarty Finger Architects reveal renderings for 95 Monitor Street in Jersey City

By Vitali Ogorodnikov

1/23/2020

https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/mark...enderings-95-monitor-street-jersey-city/40101


https://ds3.cityrealty.com/img/9869...eet-jersey-city-fogarty-finger-architects.jpg
Credit: Fogarty Finger Architects


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Credit: Fogarty Finger Architects

The construction boom in Jersey City manifests not only in its central neighborhoods, such as Downtown and Journal Square, but all across the 15-square-mile city. Fogarty Finger Architects have unveiled renderings for 95 Monitor Street, a seven-story, 114-unit rental building proposed in the Communipaw neighborhood (also known as Bergen-Lafayette) southwest of Downtown. A facade of textured grey brick with glazed green brick insets will liven up the rapidly developing stretch of the street, as will ground-level retail.

The 122,000-square-foot building will feature apartments ranging from studios to two bedrooms, as well as 36 parking spaces, a courtyard garden, a green roof, and a seventh-floor lounge that overlooks the skyline of Jersey City, Manhattan, and Brooklyn, as well as the Statue of Liberty, a vantage point made possible by the fact that 295 Johnston Street, a new 308-unit complex across the street, rises five stories high.

Just a few years ago, Monitor Street was a peripheral thoroughfare at the southeast fringe of Communipaw, a traditional neighborhood of pre-war townhouses. On Monitor Street, such townhouses mingled with abandoned warehouses and sprawling, fenced-in dirt lots. Today, the street is at the city’s new development frontier. 95 Monitor’s other neighbors include BELA at 74 Maple Street, a brand-new, eight-story rental building at the block corner; across the street are the Solaris Lofts, an equally-new, 5-story, 72-unit rental at 65 Maple Street that replaces a lot that sat vacant for 40 years; further to the south is The Foundry at 300 Communipaw Avenue, a three-story pre-war loft converted to condos.

An abundance of developable properties is not the only reason behind Monitor Street’s construction surge. The street is located within Jersey City’s Morris Canal Redevelopment Zone, close to Downtown, which is easily accessible via the Liberty State Park station of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail located a block away. The station also services the massive Liberty Science Center, a popular family destination, and the adjacent Liberty State Park, the largest waterfront green space on either side of the Harbor. Dr. Lena Edwards Park sits even closer, just a block north of 95 Monitor, while delis, dining, and community services scatter across Communipaw’s old-school blocks.

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From around a week ago, maybe two - this cluster is coming together. First wave of buildings opening up, next phase starting soon






Conifer Flats








408-410 Whiton and 313-321 Pine St Phase 2 sites


401-405 Whiton St site


95 Monitor St - being demolished










Few houses are stuck between new buildings


309-323 Johnston Ave


Garabrant Phase 2 - demo starting
 

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295 Johnston - also complete. Looks good












660 Grand St - there's several other projects planned around this one too. Could make this a very residential corridor if they actually get constructed


 

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Not much going on here 3 weeks ago - just some finishing touches on Conifer Flats and completed demolitions/grading on other sites.

Conifer Flats








309 Johnston and 95 Monitor




Garabrant 2


Smaller nearby infill




 
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