Back in early September, NJ Biz reported on two new towers coming to the Jersey City waterfront, after “LHN Owner Urban Renewal LLC” sought approval for a ten-year tax abatement. YIMBY now has the reveal for the site, which is actually being developed by the Fisher Organization, and it will rise between Marin Boulevard and Saint Peter’s Street.
High-rise architecture in Jersey City tends to be dominated by simple design and no-frills massing, and the current plan for 33 Park Avenue certainly seems to be par for the course. Two towers will share a five-story podium that will have parking, retail, and additional apartments. Above, the buildings will top-out 44 floors above street level, and a tipster sent along word that Perkins Eastman will be designing.
Phase one of the project will include 448 apartments, while phase two will deliver an additional 452 units, bringing the combined total to 900. At the base, two retail components will total approximately 15,000 square feet.
As Jersey City continues to boom and underused land is rapidly transformed into high-rise towers, encouraging vibrant street-fronts seems to be the city’s biggest challenge. Luckily development seems to be pivoting away from the large podiums that dominated construction until recently, and at least 33 Park Avenue’s will feature a substantial amount of retail space.
Nearby, YIMBY revealed Ironstate’s 235 Grand Street last March, and that building will be of a similar scope to each of 33 Park’s phases; Ironstate also recently completed 18 Park Avenue, designed by HWKN Architects.
No completion date for 33 Park Avenue has been announced, but the necessary approvals are already in place.
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