Edgewater zoning hearing is Oct. 18 on plan for former Hess terminal

This is the view of the Manhattan skyline from Edgewater, NJ
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This is the view of the Manhattan skyline from Edgewater, NJ

EDGEWATER – 615 River Road Partners will appear before Edgewater’s Zoning Board of Adjustment on Oct. 18 to present a redevelopment proposal for two tracts on which the developer hopes to build a 1,873-unit mixed use complex on the site with five 18- to 25-foot residential towers and 60,000 square feet of retail.
The projects will require multiple variances, including height, density and land use.
According to local media reports, the 18.7-acre site at 615 River Road, one of the last vestiges of Edgewater’s industrial past, is the state’s largest undeveloped waterfront property north of Hoboken.
Meanwhile, the borough council formally authorized the acquisition of the former Hess terminal on Sept. 18, paving the way for the borough to seize the site for public space.
The town announced plans in July to acquire the land, the state’s largest undeveloped waterfront property north of Hoboken, either through purchase or eminent domain.
The borough has allocated $25 million to buy the site despite threats from 615 River Road Partners that it will vehemently fight the effort.