Bayonne City Council Keeps Redevelopment Moving Forward

BAYONNE, NJ - After nearly two decades of inactivity as far as development is concerned, the Administration of Mayor James Davis has set a new course for growth in Bayonne, and it seems there’s still more to come. The Bayonne City Council will plunge ahead with a full agenda at its Nov. 6 meeting, expected to introduce or approve a host of redevelopment proposals for sites throughout the city.

The council is also expected to approve an amended federal environmental report that will clear the way for the establishment of ferry service to and from Manhattan next April.

Also up for final approval is an ordinance that would allow the new owners of Post Road Gardens – a large residential development for low income senior citizens on Avenue A – to rehabilitate 250  existing units, increasing tax revenues for the city from about $77,000 to about $275,000 annually, according to City Attorney Jay Coffey.

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Up for public hearing will be an ordinance that would amend a redevelopment plan for several properties on and near Mechanic Street, East 23rd Street, and Avenue F. Two years ago, the council directed the Planning Board to consider the property at the foot of East 23rd Street as an area in need of redevelopment. The move allows the city to help negotiate with the property owner for possible upgrading of the property.

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