We like to keep our eyes open to new developments outside New York City, and one of the fastest-growing places is Jersey City. It could soon overtake Newark as the most populous city in the nation’s most densely-populated state. In January, ground was broken for a 900-foot residential tower at 99 Hudson Street. Now, we have word of a decidedly smaller development – a four-story, four-unit condominium building rising at 54 Bright Street.
The Jersey City Housing Authority has tapped The Architectural Team to design an extensive renovation of the 14-building, 131-unit affordable housing complex at 591 Montgomery Street, located just west of downtown Jersey City. The complex, dubbed Bushwick Estates, includes three- and four-story building with subsidized apartments that come in two-, three-, and four-bedroom configurations. Real Estate Weekly reports the renovations will include both interior and exterior work, featuring new façades, green spaces with landscaping and lighting, and energy-efficient technology. The complex – which is bound by Bright, Merseles, and Montgomery streets – was originally completed in the 1980s and designed by Don M. Hisaka.
Back in September of 2015, YIMBY brought you construction shots of the planned 50-story, 446-unit residential tower at 65 Bay Street, in Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District. At the time, the structure was roughly 35 stories in height, and has since topped out at 484 feet above street level. The rental project, dubbed Trump Bay Street, accumulated $50 million in financing from the EB-5 program, Bloomberg Politics reports. It’s 41,000 square feet of amenities include an outdoor pool, an indoor golf simulator, along with a large parking garage, which connects to Trump Plaza Residences (built of 2008). Kushner Companies and KABR Group are the developers and Humphreys & Partners Architects is designing. Completion is expected this upcoming summer.
In February of 2015, YIMBY revealed renderings of the two-tower, 900-unit residential development at 33 Park Avenue, in eastern Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor section. A few months after our post, Fisher Development broke ground on the first tower of the project, which includes a 44-story, 448-unit building with retail space in its base. Now, photos by Tectonic reveal that the structure is roughly 35 stories above street level and rising. Curtain wall installation has also begun on the four-story base podium. The other tower will also eventually stand 44 stories but will contain 452 residential units. Retail space in both components will total roughly 15,000 square feet. The apartment towers are being designed by Perkins Eastman and completion of the first tower is expected in 2017.
Early in 2015, the Jersey City Planning Board approved plans for two 15-story mixed-use buildings at 193 and 213 Van Vorst Street, in the Paulus Hook neighborhood of Jersey City. Now, HFF has secured for the developers, Global Real Assets and Fields Development Group, $63.5 million in financing for the first phase of the project, according to REBusinessOnline. The first phase at 213 Van Vorst Street will have 255 residential units, which will come in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations, and two ground-floor retail units totaling 7,237 square feet. The second building will include an additional 153 residential units and 7,305 square feet of ground-floor retail. Pile driving and foundational construction on the first building began last January, per Jersey Digs, and completion is expected in 2017. Marchetto Higgins Stieve is the design architect.