A new waterfront community may soon sprout up in Bayonne at the former home of an A&P grocery store.
The razed site, off Avenue A, would be transformed into a residential and commercial hub with a neighboring park under the Bayview redevelopment plan that is scheduled for an October vote by the City Council.
Bayonne’s A&P closed in 2012 and was later demolished. Feral cats and other animals made the location home, prompting the city to relocate them to a secret location it deemed safer in early 2019.
The 17-acre area is currently home to the razed A&P building, vacant land, a parking lot, a liquor store, laundromat and Planet Fitness. In its place would be new buildings that could potentially max out at 27 stories and include everything from senior housing to a gym or art venue.
“Since the closing of the A&P store several years ago, the property