Yesterday, YIMBY featured an update on Kushner Companies’ 30 Journal Square, which has transformed from a 40-something-story building into a 72-story tower. Today, we have a fresh look at One Journal Square, which has also experienced a significant height bump. What was originally supposed to host two 50-odd story buildings will instead give rise to one tower of 56 floors, and another of 79 floors.
YIMBY first brought you a look at plans for Kushner Companies’ 30 Journal Square, in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood, back in March of 2014. Now, the city has approved plans for it to rise, though they will differ dramatically from what was previously posted, with Morris Adjmi Architects designing a soaring 72-story tower.
The Hoboken Brownstone Company is proposing to build a four-story, 155-unit residential building at 39 New York Avenue, in the Jersey City area known as The Heights. A rendering of the project — being designed by Matawan, N.J.-based Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership — has been revealed by Jersey Digs. The residential units will be rental apartments and a parking garage will be located in the cellar. Plans for the building are expected to go before the Jersey City Planning Board in the fall, although community meetings are already ongoing. No variances are required at this time, but an environmental remediation is currently underway at the site and is expected to wrap up in early 2017. The developer and government officials have also discussed plans to turn the adjacent county-owned property along New York Avenue into a public park. The 2nd Street stop on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is located three blocks away.
Construction has topped out on the 35-story, 421-unit mixed-use building at 430 Marin Boulevard, in downtown Jersey City. The construction update is possible thanks to a photo posted to the Forums. The new building will contain 10,126 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 20 percent of the apartments (85 units) will be designated as affordable. The tower is being built as part of the 11-building Hudson Exchange West mega-development. The developer, Forest City Ratner, is facing a lawsuit over the legality of developing the property, due to a former railway that was removed in the 1990s, Jersey Digs reported. It appears construction on the first building has continued despite the legal challenge. Perkins Eastman is behind the design. Completion of the first building is expected in 2017.
Late last month, the Jersey City Planning Board approved Amerestate Holdings’s plans for three new mixed-use buildings, ranging from three to eight stories in height, at 1072 West Side Avenue and 1075 West Side Avenue, located along Broadway in the Marion section of Jersey City. Approval was also granted to combine the development assemblage into a single property, Jersey Digs reported. Across the entire project, dubbed Avenir, 486 residential units are planned in addition to 25,452 square feet of retail space. The stretch of West Side Avenue between Broadway and Fayette Avenue will be de-mapped and transformed into a public plaza. Amenities include a 384-car parking garage and rooftop terraces. The single-story building that was once home to Puccini’s Restaurant, a single-story former textile factory, and a four-story apartment building must first be demolished. Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects is behind the design. The Journal Square PATH station is located eight blocks away.