From a brand new medical facility to the addition of residential and commercial development on Broadway and the former military ocean terminal—big changes are coming to Bayonne. On February 8th, city officials and the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce held a meeting at Cape Liberty Cruise Port to let residents know what’s in the works.
City officials want to increase tax revenue by putting up large residential units that will attract more businesses, filling in many vacant lots and replacing the dilapidated structures that now line some parts of Bayonne.
Already in the works–Barnabas Health’s 3-story outpatient facility between 23rd and 24th streets on Broadway. The facility will feature a 24/7 emergency department, imaging center retail pharmacy along with primary care and other services. The building is slated for completion in December and will have its own parking garage.
Plans are in the works for various parts of Broadway’s 2 point 5 mile commercial fare.
At 46th Street and Broadway, a developer wants to put up a multi-story mixed use residential building with retail on the first floor. The vacant area where the former M&M store at 21st Street once stood is also set to be transformed.
And in case residents are wondering – tax abatements are part of the discussion – specifically what’s called payments in lieu of taxes.