January 20, 2020

2022 NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULE

 

Please take notice that on January 18, 2022, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (“Agency”) adopted its annual meeting schedule to establish its regular meeting dates from February 2022 through January 2023. This notice is provided in accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, and N.J.A.C. 5:39-1, et seq., Emergency Remote Meeting Protocol for Local Public Bodies.

 

The regular meetings of the Agency shall be held virtually through videoconference and telephone conference via Zoom, until otherwise decided by the Board of Commissioners of the Agency, on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The meeting dates for the balance of the 2022 calendar year and the beginning of 2023 are as follows:

 

February 15, 2022

March 15, 2022

April 19, 2022

May 17, 2022

June 21, 2022

July 19, 2022

August 16, 2022

September 20, 2022

October 18, 2022

*November 22, 2022 (Fourth Tuesday of the month)

*December 20, 2022 (Meeting begins at 5:00 p.m.)

January 17, 2023

 

Formal action may be taken at all meetings.

 

Interested members of the public can participate in the remote public meeting, free of charge, through a videoconference link or by telephone. The Agency will post on its website, https://thejcra.org/, at least 48 hours prior to the start of such meeting, the meeting access information, including unique dial-in numbers and Zoom web links, and relevant documents available for download, including but not limited to a meeting agenda. Relevant documents will be posted under the webpage tab entitled, “Public Documents,” and/or in other prominently labeled location(s) on the Agency’s website. Alternatively, individuals lacking the resources or experience for technological access may contact Jesamil Suazo Lozano via email at jsuazo@jcnj.org or by telephone at (201) 761-0819, to arrange receipt of documents by alternate means, to make an appointment to review documents in person at the Agency’s offices during regular business hours (excluding holidays), or for general assistance in accessing documents and the meeting information. As of May 1, 2021, the Agency relocated its offices to 4 Jackson Square (a/k/a 39 Kearney Avenue), Jersey City, New Jersey 07305.  The public is hereby advised that no future meetings will be held at the Agency’s previous meeting location of 180 Ninth Street, Jersey City, New Jersey.

 

 

The Agency will make a coordinated effort to ensure public participation at all public meetings. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public portion(s) of a meeting are encouraged (but not required) to register their name and address, and, if desired, written comment(s) prior to the meeting by submitting same to Jesamil Suazo Lozano via email at jsuazo@jcnj.org or via mail at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. All such communications must be labeled “Public Comment” in the subject line. All such pre-registrations shall be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on the business day immediately prior to the date of each regular meeting listed above. Such written comments may be read at the public meeting consistent with existing law.

 

Members of the public, whether pre-registered or not, will be given opportunity to speak during the public portion(s) of the meeting, at which time the Agency will provide instructions for the public to indicate their desire to speak. When a matter is open to public comment or question, a member of the public can click the “raise hand” button (if using a computer or mobile device) or dial *9 (if on a telephone) to indicate to the Agency that they wish to speak. After clicking “raise hand” (on computer) or dialing *9 (on telephone), the person should listen for their name or last 4 numbers of their phone number.

 

The Board of Commissioners and the Executive Director of the Agency reserve the right, consistent with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act, to convene Executive Sessions at all regular meetings for the purpose of discussing such subjects as are authorized to be heard in Executive Sessions.

 

The Agency hereby designates the following newspapers as newspapers in which its official notices may appear: The Hudson Reporter, The Jersey Journal, and The Star Ledger.

 

This notice and a copy of the resolution establishing the Annual Meeting Schedule and designating official newspapers are available at the Agency’s office, 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305, and the City Clerk’s office, and will be posted on the Agency’s website, https://thejcra.org/.

 

Jesamil Suazo Lozano, Assistant to the Executive Director & Secretary to the Board

 

November 22, 2022

JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY REQUEST FOR BIDS FOR THE CENTRE POMPIDOU X JERSEY CITY MUSEUM MICROBIAL REMEDIATION SERVICES Q&A

1. Should the candidate include the debris on the floor and cut out pipes as mold contamination?

In accordance with the guidance provided on the Matrix bid sheet (General Work Practices), The impacted porous and semi-porous building materials are to be removed entirely in order to fully eliminate saturated materials (floor to ceiling)

2. Jepson Wall board measurement states 900sq, does that include both sides of the wall? (900sq is a typo it should be 9800sf)

The quantity provided on the Matrix bid sheet included a total of 9,800 SF of “mold contaminated gypsum wall board and associated metal/wood framing (demolition)” which includes all wall board (both sides). Please clarify where the 900 SF quantity came from.

3. Are there areas in the basement that should be excluded from remediation? For example there’s a room in the basement named elevator room machine, would they need to remediate this room?

Based upon Matrix’s early involvement and information provided by the JCRA, the only area excluded from the scope of mold remediation was the rear mechanical space.

4. Is there somewhere in the basement to vent? If not, they can vent from the stairway.

Should be left to the contractor as to means and methods for exhausting the air. I remember both the stairways as well as the room beneath the areaway as possible locations.

November 17, 2022

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS FOR NOVEMBER 22nd, 2022″VIRTUAL”

NOTICE OF REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL HOLD A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2022 AT 6:00 P.M. OFFICIAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN. 

In an effort to adhere to social distancing protocols and best practices imposed by Jersey City and State authorities during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the public meeting will take place virtually and will be accessible to the public by phone and web via Zoom. Members of the public can participate in the remote public meeting, free of charge, via the following videoconference link or telephone numbers:

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The Agency will post on its website, https://thejcra.org/, at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting, the meeting access information, including unique dial-in numbers and Zoom web links, and relevant documents available for download, including but not limited to a meeting agenda, to the extent known. Relevant documents, including the agenda, to the extent known, will be posted under the webpage tab entitled, “Public Documents,” and/or in other prominently labeled location(s) on the Agency’s website. Alternatively, individuals lacking the resources or experience for technological access may contact Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org, or by telephone at (201) 761-0819, to arrange receipt of documents by alternate means, to make an appointment to review documents in person at the Agency’s offices, 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey, during regular business hours (excluding holidays), or for general assistance in accessing documents and the meeting information.

 

The Agency will make a coordinated effort to ensure public participation at the meeting. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public portion(s) of a meeting are encouraged (but not required) to register their name and address, and, if desired, written comment(s) prior to the meeting by submitting same to Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org or via mail at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. All such communications must be labeled “Public Comment” in the subject line. All such pre-registrations shall be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 18, 2022. Such written comments may be read at the public meeting consistent with existing law.

 

Members of the public, whether pre-registered or not, will be given opportunity to speak during the public portion(s) of the meeting, at which time the Agency will provide instructions for the public to indicate their desire to speak. When a matter is open to public comment or question, a member of the public can click the “raise hand” button (if using a computer or mobile device) or dial *9 (if on a telephone) to indicate to the Agency that they wish to speak. After clicking “raise hand” (on computer) or dialing *9 (on telephone), the person should listen for their name or last 4 numbers of their phone number.

November 11, 2022

Q&A RFP 174 Newark Ave

Jersey City Redevelopment Agency

RFP for Acquisition and Development of 174 Newark Avenue

 

RFP ADDENDUM # 1

 

Questions and Answers

  1. Please confirm that the redevelopment area includes the parking lot on First Street. The RFP is for Block 11401, Lot 13.02, which does not extend to First Street and does not include the parking lot.  

 

  1. Stated goal of the project is to get publicly accessible parking.  However, the redevelopment plan prohibits any parking. The goal of the Redevelopment Plan is to retain current parking in Block 11401, Lots 13.01 and 14.  However, RPF responses for the Redevelopment of Block 11401, Lot 13.02 should not include parking.

 

  1. The other stated goal of the project seems to favor all commercial uses.  However, the redevelopment plan has an affordable housing requirement. The affordable housing requirement is only applicable to projects with a residential component. 

 

  1. The redevelopment plan has two versions (page 38 of 51 vs page 49 of 51) – the permitted uses are different.  Which version is correct?  One version seems to only permit commercial uses on the first two floors while permitting residential above the first floor.  That would eliminate the option for all commercial uses.  Needs clarification. The relevant Redevelopment Plan for the RFP is the Redevelopment Plan specifically for Block 11401, Lot 13.02.

 

  1. What are the transfer restrictions for the site? Transfer restrictions will be negotiated by the successful respondent in a redevelopment agreement.

 

  1. Is there a specific formula for affordable housing requirements for this project? See Section VI(B) of the Redevelopment Plan and Chapter 188 of the Jersey City Code.

 

  1. Do you have a survey of Block 11401, Lots 13.01, 13.02, and 14? Please find the subdivision survey of Block 11401, Lots 13.01 and 13.02 attached.

 

  1. What kind of terms is the MOU with HCBTC expected to include? It is the responsibility of each respondent to enter into an MOU with the HCBTC and that MOU should be negotiated directly with the HCBTC.

 

  1. Is the construction of the project expected to be prevailing wage or union? Any open shop labor allowed?  Such details should be negotiated directly with the HCBTC.

 

  1. On 172 Newark next door, there is an iron platform encroaching onto 174 Newark Ave. Can that be removed? Agency will address any encroachments.

 

  1. At the rear of 172 Newark Ave, there seems to be a second means of egress (iron fire escape) that ultimately requires egress through the parking lot on First St. Is that 2nd means of egress still required on 172 Newark Ave?  Can it be removed?  Is there an easement?  This RFP does not include the parking lot on First St.

 

  1. Is there any expectation for the Redeveloper of 174 Newark to renovate any existing sewar and water mains on Newark Avenue or First St that are typically maintained by JCMUA? The successful respondent will need to ensure any sewar and water connections are sufficient to support the proposed project.  It will be the responsibility of the successful respondent to coordinate as needed with the JCMUA.

 

  1. Are there any 3rd party testing or reports available on any of the lots such as Phase 1 environmental, Geotech, etc.? No

 

 

 

 

October 31, 2022

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETINGS FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2022″VIRTUAL”

NOTICE OF REMOTE SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL HOLD A REMOTE SPECIAL PUBLIC MEETING ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2022 AT 5:00 P.M. OFFICIAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.

 

In an effort to adhere to social distancing protocols and best practices imposed by Jersey City and State authorities during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the public meeting will take place virtually and will be accessible to the public by phone and web via Zoom. Members of the public can participate in the remote public meeting, free of charge, via the following videoconference link or telephone numbers:

 

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The Agency will post on its website, https://thejcra.org/, at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting, the meeting access information, including unique dial-in numbers and Zoom web links, and relevant documents available for download, including but not limited to a meeting agenda, to the extent known. Relevant documents, including the agenda, to the extent known, will be posted under the webpage tab entitled, “Public Documents,” and/or in other prominently labeled location(s) on the Agency’s website. Alternatively, individuals lacking the resources or experience for technological access may contact Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org, or by telephone at (201) 761-0819, to arrange receipt of documents by alternate means, to make an appointment to review documents in person at the Agency’s offices, 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey, during regular business hours (excluding holidays), or for general assistance in accessing documents and the meeting information.

 

The Agency will make a coordinated effort to ensure public participation at the meeting. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public portion(s) of a meeting are encouraged (but not required) to register their name and address, and, if desired, written comment(s) prior to the meeting by submitting same to Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org or via mail at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. All such communications must be labeled “Public Comment” in the subject line. All such pre-registrations shall be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Such written comments may be read at the public meeting consistent with existing law.

 

Members of the public, whether pre-registered or not, will be given opportunity to speak during the public portion(s) of the meeting, at which time the Agency will provide instructions for the public to indicate their desire to speak. When a matter is open to public comment or question, a member of the public can click the “raise hand” button (if using a computer or mobile device) or dial *9 (if on a telephone) to indicate to the Agency that they wish to speak. After clicking “raise hand” (on computer) or dialing *9 (on telephone), the person should listen for their name or last 4 numbers of their phone number.

October 14, 2022

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS FOR OCTOBER 18th, 2022″VIRTUAL”

NOTICE OF REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL HOLD A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2022 AT 6:00 P.M. OFFICIAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.

 

In an effort to adhere to social distancing protocols and best practices imposed by Jersey City and State authorities during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the public meeting will take place virtually and will be accessible to the public by phone and web via Zoom. Members of the public can participate in the remote public meeting, free of charge, via the following videoconference link or telephone numbers:

 

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The Agency will post on its website, https://thejcra.org/, at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting, the meeting access information, including unique dial-in numbers and Zoom web links, and relevant documents available for download, including but not limited to a meeting agenda, to the extent known. Relevant documents, including the agenda, to the extent known, will be posted under the webpage tab entitled, “Public Documents,” and/or in other prominently labeled location(s) on the Agency’s website. Alternatively, individuals lacking the resources or experience for technological access may contact Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org, or by telephone at (201) 761-0819, to arrange receipt of documents by alternate means, to make an appointment to review documents in person at the Agency’s offices, 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey, during regular business hours (excluding holidays), or for general assistance in accessing documents and the meeting information.

 

The Agency will make a coordinated effort to ensure public participation at the meeting. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public portion(s) of a meeting are encouraged (but not required) to register their name and address, and, if desired, written comment(s) prior to the meeting by submitting same to Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org or via mail at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. All such communications must be labeled “Public Comment” in the subject line. All such pre-registrations shall be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022. Such written comments may be read at the public meeting consistent with existing law.

 

Members of the public, whether pre-registered or not, will be given opportunity to speak during the public portion(s) of the meeting, at which time the Agency will provide instructions for the public to indicate their desire to speak. When a matter is open to public comment or question, a member of the public can click the “raise hand” button (if using a computer or mobile device) or dial *9 (if on a telephone) to indicate to the Agency that they wish to speak. After clicking “raise hand” (on computer) or dialing *9 (on telephone), the person should listen for their name or last 4 numbers of their phone number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 7, 2022

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ACQUISITION AND REDEVELOPMENT OF 174 NEWARK AVENUE WITHIN THE 174 NEWARK REHABILITATION AREA

September 16, 2022

THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 20th, 2022″VIRTUAL”

NOTICE OF REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING

 

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE JERSEY CITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY WILL HOLD A REMOTE PUBLIC MEETING ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 AT 6:00 P.M. OFFICIAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.

 

In an effort to adhere to social distancing protocols and best practices imposed by Jersey City and State authorities during the COVID-19 state of emergency, the public meeting will take place virtually and will be accessible to the public by phone and web via Zoom. Members of the public can participate in the remote public meeting, free of charge, via the following videoconference link or telephone numbers:

 

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The Agency will post on its website, https://thejcra.org/, at least 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting, the meeting access information, including unique dial-in numbers and Zoom web links, and relevant documents available for download, including but not limited to a meeting agenda, to the extent known. Relevant documents, including the agenda, to the extent known, will be posted under the webpage tab entitled, “Public Documents,” and/or in other prominently labeled location(s) on the Agency’s website. Alternatively, individuals lacking the resources or experience for technological access may contact Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org, or by telephone at (201) 761-0819, to arrange receipt of documents by alternate means, to make an appointment to review documents in person at the Agency’s offices, 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey, during regular business hours (excluding holidays), or for general assistance in accessing documents and the meeting information.

 

The Agency will make a coordinated effort to ensure public participation at the meeting. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public portion(s) of a meeting are encouraged (but not required) to register their name and address, and, if desired, written comment(s) prior to the meeting by submitting same to Jesamil Lozano via email at jlozano@jcnj.org or via mail at 4 Jackson Square, Jersey City, New Jersey 07305. All such communications must be labeled “Public Comment” in the subject line. All such pre-registrations shall be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022. Such written comments may be read at the public meeting consistent with existing law.

 

Members of the public, whether pre-registered or not, will be given opportunity to speak during the public portion(s) of the meeting, at which time the Agency will provide instructions for the public to indicate their desire to speak. When a matter is open to public comment or question, a member of the public can click the “raise hand” button (if using a computer or mobile device) or dial *9 (if on a telephone) to indicate to the Agency that they wish to speak. After clicking “raise hand” (on computer) or dialing *9 (on telephone), the person should listen for their name or last 4 numbers of their phone number.