Six-Story Building Proposed Near 34th Street Light Rail Station

Current vacant lot at 745 Broadway. Picture Credit: Bayonne Buzz

A new building could soon be on the horizon for Bayonne, as plans for a new six-story building at 745 Broadway was scheduled to go before the Planning Board on Tuesday, November 6. The proposal aims to fill a vacant lot between 33rd and 34th Streets, marking one of the first projects along the Broadway corridor near the 34th Street light rail to potentially move forward in recent years.

The vacant plot, untouched for at least seven years, could soon be home to a modern structure, standing 60 feet tall and housing 27 units. The breakdown includes 21 studios and 6 two-bedroom apartments, accompanied by ground-floor retail spanning approximately 1,500 square feet. The absence of parking aligns with the city’s focus on promoting walkability in retail corridors, although the development will cater to alternative transportation with parking provisions for 18 bicycles.

The architectural vision for the building will feature a combination of red brick with light grey and rust-colored stucco accents. The bottom floor retail is set to have expansive glass windows with landscaped planters on the sidewalk. Adding to the allure, plans include a rooftop deck with outdoor kitchens, providing residents with an outdoor space to enjoy views of the city.

Street view rendering of proposed building at 745 Broadway. Rendering via application from GRO Architects

745 Broadway LLC is the entity behind this project, with ownership traced back to an individual based in Orange County, New York. The architectural expertise behind the design is provided by GRO Architects, a New York City-based firm known for its commitment to sustainable and innovative designs across various property types, including apartment buildings. GRO Architects have left their mark on the local landscape with designs such as the Waterview apartments off Goldsborough Drive and The B22 Apartments on Broadway.

While the unveiling of these plans generates anticipation for the future of the Broadway corridor, the construction timeline remains undisclosed at this time.

Aerial view rendering of proposed building at 745 Broadway. Rendering via application from GRO Architects