Renderings have been revealed for an upcoming mixed-use high-rise at 26 Cottage Street in Journal Square, Jersey City. Located mid-block between Summit Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the new development will rise 223 feet high in a low-scale residential neighborhood within walking distance of the PATH train. The 20-story 26 Cottage Street is one of three towers in the works by the Namdar Group, a Long Island-based developer. The other two are 35 Cottage Street, located just across the street, and 26-28 Van Reipen Avenue, which is one block to the south. C3D Architecture is responsible for the design.
26 Cottage Street will comprise 166 residential apartments, which will mainly consist of studios but will also include four three-bedroom units. Residential amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi and in-home concierge services. There will also be 11,677 square feet of office space and 1,021 square feet of ground-floor retail.
The renderings depict a narrow glass box tower with floor-to-ceiling windows. In a modern take on International Style architecture, a dark metal grid wraps around the east and west exteriors, extending past the glass façade. It is unclear if residents will have access to the rooftop as previously described in early permit filings. The ground-floor retail and office space above appears to have high ceiling spans.
A 20-foot-wide outdoor pedestrian plaza will connect all three buildings and help to soften the contrast between the future structure and the significantly smaller two- and three-story homes that surround it. Called the Homestead Walkway, the thoroughfare will extend north to south and provide a mix of retail, eateries, and bars to both residents and locals.