Is a Bergen-Lafayette Luxury Housing Project in Trouble?

At today’s City Council caucus Councilman Rolando Lavarro suggested that a plan to build a 361-unit luxury high-rise in Bergen-Lafayette may violate the terms of a grant received from the state. Lavarro also stated that newly uncovered documents show that the land, known as Steel Technologies, was supposed to be acquired to become part of Berry Lane […]

Salem Lafayette gets a New Landlord with New Ideas

Last week the Salem Lafayette houses in Bergen Lafayette got a new owner, Camber Property Group. Self described as “an emerging leader in New York City mixed income and workforce housing development,” I seized on the opportunity to interview its Principal, Rick Gropper and find out what all the fuss was about.  

Ground is Broken on New Public Safety Headquarters

When completed in two years, the new $120 million Public Safety Headquarters located on Martin Luther King Drive will house all of Jersey City’s Police and Fire operations and leadership personnel, Fire Prevention, Parking Enforcement, Special Investigations Unit, Gun Permits, Records Room, Traffic Programming, City Command and the City’s Community Court and Parking Enforcement Division.