Following years of dispute and litigation, the Jersey City Planning Board has officially granted Kushner Companies necessary approvals to begin construction on One Journal Square, a two-skyscraper complex in downtown Jersey City. Designed by Woods Bagot, the buildings will comprise 2 million square feet and stand 710 feet tall.
The project team has also revealed final renderings of the project, which is expected to break ground this spring. Following four years of construction, tenants could begin occupancy as early as fall 2025.
Both towers will top out at 52 stories, primarily comprised of residential area. The residential component will comprise 1,723 rental apartments with 93 studios, 972 one-bedrooms, 222 two-bedrooms, and 36 three-bedroom units. Amenities will include a full-size basketball court, a pool, and an outdoor roof with an enclosed dog run, a party area, children’s spaces, barbecue grills, and communal seating.
Additional components include 41,000 square feet of retail and parking area for 883 vehicles.
As illustrated in the latest renderings, both towers will rise from a shared ten-story podium. The structures’ façade is uniform throughout and will primarily include reflective glass and steel materials.
As part of negotiated development terms, Kushner Companies will also create a lively plaza with water features, light landscaping, improved sidewalks and lampposts, and public seating, and has agreed to make a $2.5 million investment in local arts programs.