July 2013 VVPA Newsletter

11 Jul 2013, Posted by admin in Meeting Agendas, News You Can Use
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MICHAEL SANZEN 53-55 Mercer Street Project:
Michael and his team have presented to the Zoning Board and Historic Preservation Commission.  The project is proposing to build an addition on onto exsisting building at the side of said property.  The new 3 story addition would incorporate a carriage house style garage with one parking spot at the first level.The total unit count for the property would be reduced from three units to two units.  The variance being requested from Zoning is to maintain the parking space as part of the addition.  The owner is interested in any feedback from his neighbors about the project.

CAKE LUSH:
We welcome back Greggy Soriano and the owners of 437 Jersey Ave(corner of Jersey Ave. and Bright St.) for a presentation of his Cake Lush Bakery/Restaurant. They will be updating us with proposed plans for a new bakery / restaurant and to hear feedback from community.  Variances for this project will be required to convert the retail space into a Category One restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Variances are also sought for minimum lot depth, lot area, building coverage, lot coverage and rear yard setback.
FYI: They will be presenting this same project in front of the Historic Preservation Commission on Monday July 15th at 7:30pm.

CANDICE OSBOURNE–WARD E COUNCILWOMAN
Our newest Councilwoman from Ward E will join us for the first time!! Congrats to Candice!  She will give a brief talk and then answer questions and discuss issues with us covering a variety of topics. Recently she inquired with the VVPA and the DCNA if we could provide her office with a list of priorities regarding traffic calming in our respective neighborhoods.  Any thoughts on traffic/pedestrian issues–please bring them to our discussion Tuesday night.

 

FILMS IN VAN VORST

 

Our next film is WEDNESDAY JULY 24th at sunset–east end of VVP
Are you a Jet or a Shark??  Come join us–singing will be permitted as we watch WEST SIDE STORY under the stars!  Bring a chair, Bring a Friend–we’ll have the movie and popcorn for you! Check out our full schedule at www.filmsinvanvorst.com

Brought to you by your friendly neighborhood association (US!! The VVPA!!) and the Friends of Van Vorst Park with alot of generous donations from:

Silverman-Building Neighborhoods
NJ BEER CO
AIRE SALON
JERSEY CITY MEDICAL CENTER
LIBERTY PARK DINER
THE MECHANT BAR & RESTAURANT
ME CASA RESTAURANT
THIRTY ACRES
TWO BOOTS
YOGA SHUNYA

So please go out and support them if you can-
-it’s our way of saying THANKS!!

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