BAYONNE, NJ - Mount Carmel School on East 22nd Street could become a residential development under a redevelopment plan the Bayonne City Council voted to approve Wednesday. The vote will allow a potential developer to negotiate with the Archdiocese of Newark for the purchase of the building and convert it for the future use.
While the actual plan has not been fully developed, city officials have said that well known local developer Mitch Burakovsky plans to reuse the existing structure and that current zoning would allow for studio, one, and two bedroom units, as well as rooftop seating. This comes after the site has been subdivided to remove the church property from the development area.
Originally built in 1921 and reconstructed in 1983, the roman revival style four-story building sits just a block away from the 22nd Street station of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail.
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