The first renderings are up for a new project in Jersey City dubbed ‘Hudson Exchange West’. Images from the site’s architect, Perkins Eastman, were available online earlier in the week – but have since been removed. A Google cache of the original, publicly viewable source can be found here. Plans for the building are apparently the first aspect of a six-block development that will completely transform the surrounding neighborhood, though at this point, the developer is unknown.
Hudson Exchange West is located directly to the west of The Monaco; the third tower of that development, dubbed The San Remo, is also about to begin rising. While piecemeal action is beginning to make a real difference in the neighborhood’s urban transition, the conversion of a significant swath of parking lots will greatly accelerate the process.
With 625,000 square feet, Hudson Exchange West will be quite large, though the current boom in Jersey City is no stranger to bulk; several of the city’s newest projects will have over 1,000 units, including the greater plan for Hudson Exchange. Still, the aesthetics at the project are somewhat of a departure from typical glass towers rising nearby.
While renderings are up, no completion date for Hudson Exchange or its first phase have been released — but given the boom in activity surrounding the site, the images would seem to herald imminent construction.
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