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Jersey City

Journal Squared

First Journal Squared Tower Now 19 Stories Tall, Jersey City

In October 2014, YIMBY reported on the ground breaking of a 54-story, 538-unit residential tower in the heart of Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood. The building, the first within the larger Journal Squared project, now stands 19 stories tall, and is slated for completion in mid-2016, per The Jersey Journal. The other two towers will stand 60 and 70 stories, containing 600 and 700 additional residential units respectively. Kushner Real Estate Group is developing, while HWKN and Handel Architects are designing.


715 Jersey Avenue

Six-Story, 163-Unit Residential Building Rises At 715 Jersey Avenue, Jersey City’s Hamilton Park

A six-story, 163-unit residential building is currently four stories up at 715 Jersey Avenue, in Jersey City’s Hamilton Park neighborhood, on 10th Street. According to The Jersey Journal, the building sits on a 12-foot embankment, where a railway once operated; Conrail abandoned the rail line back in 1995. Completion is expected next summer, and LeFrak is developing the project, dubbed Embankment House. The same developer is also planning an identical residential building a block to the west, between Coles and Mammoth Streets.


One Journal Square

56-Story, 744-Unit Mixed-Use Tower Proposed At One Journal Square, Jersey City

Earlier this year, Kushner Companies and KABR Group acquired the development site at One Journal Square, in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood, and now an initial rendering has surfaced of the project’s first tower. Proposed at 56 stories and 666 feet, the 1.1 million square-foot building will have 744 residential units, with 120,000 square feet of retail and office space in its nine-story base, per The Jersey Journal. The Planning Board has not yet approved the tower. Last year, YIMBY revealed Humphreys & Partners’ now-outdated proposal.



515 Marin Boulevard

Groundbreaking Next Month For 17-Story, 397-Unit Building At 515 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City

Jonathan Kushner’s KRE Group has received a $40 million tax break for their planned 17-story, 397-unit mixed-use building planned at 515 Marin Boulevard, in Jersey City’s Hamilton Park neighborhood. Twenty percent of the tower’s units will be affordable, and commercial space will measure roughly 20,000 square feet on the ground floor. The site is currently a parking lot, and groundbreaking is expected next month for an August 2017 completion, according to The Jersey Journal.


880 Bergen Avenue

Eight-Story Building At 880 Bergen Avenue Slated For Residential Conversion, Journal Square

The eight-story, 45,000 square-foot mixed-use office building at 880 Bergen Avenue, in Jersey City’s Journal Square, has been purchased for $5.6 million by Bergen Academy Associates. The art deco building is slated for a residential conversion by the new owners, although it’s not known if the ground-floor commercial-retail will remain. GRID Real Estate and CBRE marketed the property.


75 Park Lane

Chinese Firm Plans 37- & Seven-Story Condo Buildings At Two Sites In Jersey City’s Newport

Strategic Capital, a branch of China State Construction Engineering Corp., has acquired the development sites at 75 Park Lane and 2 Shore Drive North, both in the Newport neighborhood of Jersey City. According to NJ Biz, the sites are approved for 37- and seven-story condominium buildings, respectively, totaling a combined 632,000 square feet of space, which includes 24,000 square feet of retail. The new owner plans to develop the condos, and Holliday Fenoglio Fowler marketed the sites.


180 Baldwin Avenue

980-Unit Mixed-Use Development Planned At 180 Baldwin Avenue, Journal Square

Tomorrow, Argent Ventures will go before the Planning Board for approval of their planned 980-unit mixed-use development at 180 Baldwin Avenue, in Jersey City’s Journal Square. Two buildings will rise to seven stories on Baldwin Avenue, and two 25-story towers will stand behind those, according to The Jersey Journal. The project will feature ground-floor retail space, and public plazas are also planned. A four-story, 300,000 square-foot former factory must first be demolished, and Marchetto Higgins Stieve is designing.


430 Marin Boulevard

35-Story Residential & Retail Building On Track At 430 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City

Forest City Enterprises has received $40 million in state tax credits ahead of their planned 35-story, 421-unit mixed-use building at 430 Marin Boulevard, in downtown Jersey City. According to The Jersey Journal, 85 affordable units are being set aside, and the building will feature 10,126 square feet of retail. A second 35-story building is planned next door, and completion of the first is expected in late 2017. The greater development is dubbed Hudson Exchange West, and Perkins Eastman is designing.


Liberty Rising

90-Story Hotel & Casino In The Works At 100 Caven Point Road, Jersey City

Ahead of a vote that would allow casinos to operate in northern New Jersey, Paul Fireman is refining plans for a casino project, dubbed Liberty Rising, and located at 100 Caven Point Road, directly north of his golf course in southern Jersey City. According to The Wall Street Journal, a 90-story, 1,500-key luxury hotel is in the works, which would include a slew of restaurants and a theater.

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