YIMBY has a preliminary rendering of what could become one of the tallest skyscrapers to rise in Jersey City and all of the state. Applicant Tower Cove Jersey City Urban Renewal is planning to construct a 950-unit mixed-use structure at 444 Washington Street, just steps away from the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway and directly behind the two-building, five-story Avalon Cove housing complex. The image shows the tower standing at the southeastern corner of Washington Street and Thomas Gangemi Drive.
Plans include a six-story parking garage for 572 vehicles, 17,192 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, residential amenities, and additional public spaces. The site is currently used as parking for the Avalon Cove residents.
The rendering shows an L-shaped building configuration for the main superstructure with a glass curtain wall, flat roof parapet, and one minor setback. The height would certainly surpass any building in the nearby vicinity and put it on par with other skyscrapers like 99 Hudson Street, Goldman Sachs Tower at 30 Hudson Street, and 200 Greene Street, aka Jersey City Urby. Units facing east will undoubtedly provide some of the best uninterrupted views of Manhattan, from the Financial District all the way up to Midtown’s rising supertalls. The eastern and western profiles appear much slimmer than the northern and southern elevations. The podium section that stretches to the southern part of the plot could potentially rise as high as Avalon Cove.
No final renderings, approvals, or start and completion dates for 444 Washington Boulevard have been confirmed yet.