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