A tipster submitted new renderings for two major projects in Jersey City, and Humphreys & Partners is the architect of both developments. City Center Towers will be located in Journal Square, while The San Remo is the final phase of Monaco Towers, next to the waterfront. MEPT is developing the former, while Mack-Cali is behind The San Remo.
The evolution at City Center Towers has been relatively minor, with refinements obvious along the base of the complex. Besides the smaller changes, one of the more remarkable alterations has been the removal of the skybridge. The project — combined with ‘JSquared‘ — will lead Journal Square’s revitalization. Along with new residents, the podium’s retail should be sufficiently dense to enhance the street level.
Closer to Manhattan, the transformation of The San Remo has been slightly more dramatic, as the tower’s design has seen a complete makeover. While the latest iteration is still relatively simple, its form will be semi-iconic for the waterfront, with a sleekness uncommon to Jersey City. The base will have an architectural helmet, and — like City Center Towers — the mixed-use development should aid the neighborhood’s continued improvement, as more pedestrian-friendly projects are now rising.
Humphreys & Partners’ plans for both sites are definitely on the contemporary side of the spectrum, but incorporating pedestrian-friendly elements is what is most important if Jersey City is truly going to thrive. Both City Center Towers and The San Remo will add significant density while also enhancing and adding amenities to the pedestrian experience, laying the groundwork for continued growth in their respective neighborhoods.
No completion date has been announced for either project, though apparently both are inching towards actual construction.
For any questions, comments, or feedback, email [email protected]