Today, we wrap up our weeklong Jersey City update with a preview of Harborside 8, the most notable project on the drawing boards for the city. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and developed by Roseland Residential Trust, a subsidiary of Mack Cali, the 68-story, 708-foot-tall residential skyscraper will stand as one of the tallest buildings in the state and make a profound impact on the skyline along the Hudson River.
Since our last update in late May, the construction machinery that was poised to begin work on the site has been removed. The plot is currently occupied by a 169,000-square-foot surface parking lot surrounded by a black metal fence. In place of the construction equipment now stands a corral of metal barricades encircling a dumpster and a number of wooden crates wrapped in plastic. Given this current state, it is unclear whether construction schedules for Harborside 8 may have changed in the past five to six months, or whether progress may still be imminent.
Below is an aerial photograph showing Harborside 8’s location on the skyline.
Harborside 8’s podium will house a multi-story parking superstructure designed to accommodate 505 vehicles across the first eight floors. The property will also include an adjacent street-level parking lot, a public outdoor plaza, and ground-floor retail space divided into two storefronts spanning approximately 5,437 square feet along the Hudson River and 3,225 square feet facing Hudson Street. Residential amenities will be located on floors ten and 11 and include a swimming pool, fitness center, yoga studio, children’s playroom, shared work spaces, a conservatory, shared and private dining areas, and a wine bar. The remaining bulk of the skyscraper will house 680 units, with 206 studios, 266 one-bedrooms, 183 two-bedrooms, and 25 three-bedroom homes. Mack-Cali also plans to construct an adjacent dual-tower project called Harborside 9 directly to the north, as rendered semi-transparently in the main image.
No completion date for Haborside 8 has been announced.