As Jersey City’s waterfront boom only keeps getting bigger, the action over at Journal Square has taken a backseat, especially with the completion of the first tower within Journal Squared. But with that project’s second phase now getting ready to break ground, plans for the nearby One Journal Square are also apparently gearing to move forward.
Jersey City’s boom only seems to be getting more impressive as the year goes on, and now another tower is set to rise on the city’s skyline, at 25 Columbus Drive. The 52-story building will be designed by Handel Architects and developed by L+M Development Partners, and will have 750 rental apartments, a 35,000 square-foot school, four storefronts covering 16,485 square feet of retail space, and a public plaza, according to Jersey Digs. No completion date has been announced yet.
Jersey City’s ongoing boom will give its skyline new tallest towers along the waterfront, and eventually out in Journal Square as well. While those projects may be the most high-profile, a collection of other skyscrapers are rising in tandem across the rest of the city, and now, Jersey is set to get its own architectural equivalent of Manhattan’s Silver Towers, as proposed for 560-580 Marin Boulevard. According to Jersey Digs, the project will have 750 apartments, as well as 240,000 square feet of non-residential square footage, alongside a 1,098-space parking garage. The proposal has already received most of its necessary approvals, and the site is currently occupied by parking lots and a four-story warehouse, which will soon be demolished.
Back in 2014, YIMBY sat down with the Mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, to discuss the latest happenings across the Hudson. The city’s skyline has been continuously changing since then, and YIMBY revisited similar topics once more in an interview with the Mayor this week.
Secaucus, N.J.-based Tovaste Management has been selected to propose development plans at 23 Cornelison Avenue, a vacant, city-owned plot located in Jersey City’s Bergen Hill section. The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) selected the developer in January, Jersey Digs reported. Tovaste is currently proposing a five-story, 30-unit residential project that would include 21 off-street parking spaces. The developer has roughly three more months to complete negotiations with the JCRA.