A new hotel has been approved to be constructed near Route 9 in North Bergen.
The North Bergen Zoning Board of Adjustment voted to approve an application that calls for the construction of a hotel between two major roadways.
ETS RE MGMT, LLC is the owner of the property at 3115 Paterson Plank Road. The developer initially proposed the construction of an 11-story hotel at the site sandwiched on the median between Tonnelle Avenue and Patterson Plank Road, adjacent to the Route 495 overpass.
However, according to MPS Engineering Inc., the 165,000- square-foot hotel is now slated to be 12 stories.
According to the developers, the high-rise hotel will have 198 guest rooms. Designed by PMI Architectural services, the plans include two stories of automated parking.
MSP Engineering’s rendering appears to include a deck a few stories above ground level with green terraced areas. The rendering also shows an expansive rooftop garden.
Currently, the property is home to retail stores and warehouse space.
There are a number of smaller hotels and motels near the area of Route 495 and Routes 1 and 9. However, at 12 stories, the proposed hotel would be substantially larger than most nearby structures. An exception is the Meadowlands View Hotel, just a few hundred feet down Tonnelle Avenue.
It’s not yet clear what company would operate the hotel if it were to be constructed.
River Road high-rise hearing moved to February
Another high-rise development proposed around the same time as the hotel is also moving forward.
On River Road at the northern tip of Hudson County, developers 9001 River Road, LLC are proposing an eight-story residential building. The apartment building calls for 66 residential units to be constructed as part of the development, according to a public notice.
The zoning board was originally scheduled to hear the application for 9001 River Road in January. However, due to a conflict of interest between board professionals and the developers, the meeting was postponed. The special Jan. 23 meeting was slated solely for the development application.
The board took the application to its next regular meeting on Feb. 5. At that meeting, the board announced the new date for a special meeting to hear the application for the eight-story apartment building.
The property, which was purchased by the developer more than a year ago, will undergo major changes. Currently, it’s partly a vacant lot, zoned by the board as warehouse space. It’s just a few feet from the Edgewater border.
The proposed development would include a retail area on the ground floor and two levels of parking.
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