Journal Square Mega-Project Set to Break Ground in 2013!

The latest news on the Journal Square mega-project is fantastic; apparently it’s actually happening! The Hudson Reporter has the latest on the project from developer KRE, and it does seem that construction will begin in 2013. Phase I of the project, per Handel Architects’ website, will rise 54 stories.

The tallest tower will rise 70 stories, making it the tallest in the Journal Square neighborhood and possibly the tallest in Jersey City, if it surpasses the Goldman Sachs Tower. Tentatively known as ‘J2,’ the first tower will contain 540 residential units. The entire project will still contain 1,840 units, so how the rest of the condos and apartments are configured remains to be seen.

The entire project, image from Handel Architects

The below rendering, obtained by The Jersey Journal, shows what the site could look like with the sole 54-story tower. Even without company, the singular tower is quite massive–but the original renderings show just how big the project will eventually be once completed.

‘J2’ Tower, image from Handel Architects via The Jersey Journal

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2 Comments on "Journal Square Mega-Project Set to Break Ground in 2013!"

  1. I grew up in Jersey City and many a Saturday was spent at Journal Sq and its 3 old movie “palaces” the Lowe’s, the Stanley and the State. It was the true “downtown” of Jersey City and always a bit of a hot mess. I’m glad to see development akin to what happened on the waterfront area that was termed “downtown” and is now Newport etc.

  2. Agreed! I’m not sure how feasible it will be given the projects are quite a ways from the newer CBDs, but it will certainly help re-invigorate the neighborhood.

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