533 Mercer Street, aka 289 Jordan, Begins Ascent Over Jersey City

533 Mercer Street. Rendering: Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects

Construction at 533 Mercer Street, aka 289 Jordan, has risen above street level in the McGinley Square neighborhood of Jersey City. Located at the intersection of Mercer Street and Jordan Street, the 16-story mixed-use residential property will contain a total of 300 apartments. These will include 56 affordable housing units, 138 studios, 90 one-bedroom homes, 33 two-bedrooms, and six three-bedroom homes. The project is being designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects and developed by Mercer Jordan LLC, an affiliate of New York-based company Sequoia Development Group, GRID Real Estate and Dresdner Robin.

New photos from YIMBY user the726 show the current progress on the reinforced concrete structure, which has reached the fourth floor.

533 Mercer Street.

533 Mercer Street rising in the background.

The construction site is located across from the National Guard Recruiting Station and is surrounded by low-rise residential homes, the Hudson Catholic Regional High School, and St. Aedan’s: The Saint Peter’s University Church. The majority of the curtain wall will be made up of floor-to-ceiling glass panels, while the podium levels will incorporate a large amount of red brick with a dark grid of thin mullions. The building massing looks uniform and orthodox in shape and will culminate with a flat roof parapet. Landscaping can be seen in the featured image on the top of the podium setback and the roof.

The project includes 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, as well as 107 below-grade vehicle parking spaces and 107 bicycle parking spaces. A rooftop deck, a fitness center, and putting green are slated to be part of the amenities package for future residents. The PATH train at the Journal Square station is only a 12-minute walk from the address.

A completion date for 533 Mercer Street has not been announced yet.

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