Back in December of 2015, YIMBY reported on the groundbreaking of the planned 43-story, 376-unit residential tower, dubbed Ellipse, at the end of 14th Street in the Newport section of Jersey City. Now, the structure is four stories above street level, as seen in photos by JC_Heights via the YIMBY Forums. The new 444-foot-tall building will encompass 592,800 square feet and will include a retail component on the lower levels. The residential units will be rental apartments. LeFrak is developing the project, and Arquitectonica is behind its design. Completion is expected sometime in 2017.
BelovED Community Charter School has acquired, from the Jersey City Housing Authority, the vacant half-acre development site at 535 Grand Street, in the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City, with plans to build a new four-story, 40,000-square-foot middle school. The facility will be able to accommodate 240 students in grades six through nine, according to The Jersey Journal. The building will feature a two-story cafeteria that can also be utilized as a 300-seat auditorium, a 1,250-square-foot, sound-proof music room, a gymnasium, 19 classrooms, two science rooms, two art rooms, a sub-dividable multi-purpose room, a library, and administrative offices. There will also be outdoor recreational space and a 31-car parking lot. The project is being designed by Urbahn Architects. Opening is expected in September of 2018.
While developers tear down old industrial buildings left and right in downtown Jersey City, one builder has chosen to preserve and convert the huge Butler Brothers warehouse at 350 Warren Street.
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.