AvalonBay’s 70-Story Tower Planned for 444 Washington Boulevard Appears to be on Hold, in Jersey City

Rendering of Avalon Tower at 444 Washington Boulevard in Jersey CityRendering of Avalon Tower at 444 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City

Activity has yet to begin at 444 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City, the site of a 722-foot-tall skyscraper from Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects and Tower Cove Jersey City Urban Renewal. In addition to the 70-story tower, which will contain 950 residential units, there will be a second 575-foot-tall structure, as well as a neighboring six-story building containing 17,192 square feet of retail space and a 382-vehicle parking garage.

Recent photos show the state of the site, which is bound by Washington Street to the west, Thomas Gangemi Drive to the north, and 2nd Street to the south. The northern section of the Avalon Cove residences is where construction is planned to proceed. This area is currently occupied by two one-story car garages and several surface-level residential parking spaces separated from the sidewalk by a black gated fence.

The northwest section of the Avalon Cove property where the main skyscraper will rise. Photo by Michael Young

The car garages that currently stand where 444 Washington Boulevard will rise. Photo by Michael Young

Both skyscrapers will be clad in sleek aluminum and brushed stainless steel façades. 444 Washington Street will yield 505 studios, 265 one-bedrooms, 160 two-bedrooms, and 20 three-bedroom homes. Residential amenities include a multipurpose terrace on the second floor and an outdoor terrace and swimming pool on the 59th floor. A pair of open-air public spaces called the East Coast Greenway Plaza and Overlook Plaza will be built along Thomas Gangemi Drive and sit adjacent to the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. These plazas will include a pedestrian terrace, a children’s play area, and a dog run. The existing 498 Avalon Cove apartments will bring the total number of units in the development to 1,448.

Aerial rendering of Avalon Tower at 444 Washington Boulevard

Aerial rendering of 444 Washington Boulevard

A start and completion date for 444 Washington Boulevard has yet to be announced.

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4 Comments on "AvalonBay’s 70-Story Tower Planned for 444 Washington Boulevard Appears to be on Hold, in Jersey City"

  1. David in Bushwick | May 21, 2020 at 10:12 am | Reply

    “On Hold” will be the new Orange…

  2. After life returns to “normal?”, I really wonder how many people will want to live in apartments or condos that are completely “sealed” from any FRESH AIR like these new towers to be built?

    I wouldn’t after being isolated for weeks due to Convid-19, and could imagine not living that way again!

    Give me AIR!!! 🤗

  3. Jersey City needs parks and better schools not new towers.
    Residents of Jersey City are sick and tired of traffic, noise and packed stores and trains. Give us a break already. Pople are leaving this town because of your developer-crazy agenda.

  4. Thank you for doing more JC coverage!!

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