The Real Deal New York

North Jersey development outpacing NYC

On a per capita basis, Jersey has issue far more residential building permit than Brooklyn or Manhattan
October 04, 2014 03:00PM

New residential construction is picking up in New York City, but in North Jersey it’s on a tear.

On a per-capita basis, Hudson County and Bergen County in New Jersey have issued far more building permits than the five boroughs over the past several years, according to New York Yimby.

In fact, since January of 2012, Brooklyn would have had to issue 37,000 permits to be on pace with Hudson County on a per capita basis. During that period, 15,000 new building permits were issued in Brooklyn.

“Many communities in New Jersey that do have access to transit have been very pro-active about zoning for mixed-use, higher density, transit-village appropriate development,” said Courtenay Mercer of the Regional Plan Association. “A lot of them recognize this as a great way to promote economic development.” [NY Yimby]Christopher Cameron