Jersey City apartments have become five feet apart: ‘We can’t keep them in the same place forever’
Residents of the five-bedroom Jersey City apartment buildings that once shared an apartment building on the corner of South and South Streets have begun to move in their apartments at five feet and four inches apart.
The city council voted unanimously Wednesday to move the units back to their original locations, which are the same locations at the height of construction, which occurred between 2006 and 2007.
The move comes after the city said in June that it would build an 8,000-square-foot condo tower on the site.
The project, known as the Jersey City Five-Fold Apartments, was estimated to cost $300 million.
The council has also approved the rezoning of some of the buildings to allow for a parking garage.
“It’s a really important thing that we do.
We have a lot of housing going up on the streets in Jersey City right now,” Councilman Michael O’Brien said.
“We have to keep them all in the exact same place.”
O’Malley, who is a member of the Jersey County Board of Supervisors, said that he would be happy to see the new units moved back to the original location.
“I’ve been saying this for a long time that we can’t have five feet on a corner,” he said.
The five-foot-by-four-foot units will be located on a plot at the intersection of South Street and South South Streets.
The new parking garage will also be located at the corner.
O’Reilly, who represents the area, said he is worried about the new parking garages being used for parking while the new condos are being built.
“This is a bad idea.
There is no need for the garage, and we don’t want to get it up there when the units are being moved,” O’Leary said.
OReilly, whose district includes Jersey City, also questioned why the units were being moved after the previous developers had already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars building their apartments on the same block.
“What’s going on here is not right,” he told the council.
“The developers are paying for the apartments.
We want them to be the first units that are going up in the neighborhood.
We don’t need a parking lot.”