Work on the second phase of Journal Squared at 537 Summit Avenue in Jersey City is progressing rapidly. Construction workers are pouring the floor slabs for what will become a 72-story residential skyscraper. The structure is set to stand 759 feet and become the tallest of the proposed trio of towers, of which one is already completed next door. All three are being designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects. Kushner Real Estate Development is the developer of the entire site, which sits adjacent to the Journal Square PATH train station on a hill overlooking New York City. The second phase will yield 700 units, 18,000 square feet of retail space, and a gross floor space of roughly 1,000,000 square feet.
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After a few years of waiting, construction has finally begun on the second phase of Journal Squared, in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood. Back in August, YIMBY interviewed Mayor Fulop who indicated progress on the site would be imminent, and now the latest photos from apophenic show that excavation has officially commenced on the tower. Designed by HWKN/Hollwich Kushner and Handel Architects, it will stand 72 floors and 759 feet to its rooftop.
Kushner Real Estate Group’s 53-story, 538-unit mixed-use building at 605 Pavonia Avenue, in the Journal Square section of Jersey City, is now fully clad. The tower’s construction crane has been removed, as seen in a photo posted on Instagram by the owners via the YIMBY Forums. The rental tower contains a very large parking garage as well as retail space. It’s the first of three towers in the Journal Squared mega-development, which includes additional 60- and 70-story sibling towers. The entire development will boast 1,838 residential units and 36,000 square feet of retail space. As for this first completed tower, which topped out in December of 2015, occupancy is expected by the end of this year. HWKN and Handel Architects are responsible for the design. The complex will be located a stone’s throw away from the neighborhood’s PATH station.
In January, Kushner Real Estate Group and Mark Built Homes acquired, for $12 million from the borough, the five-acre development site at 33 Green Village Road, in the northern New Jersey community of Madison. Last week, the developers hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for their four-story, 135-unit mixed-use complex, dubbed Madison Place, TapIntoMadison reports. Planned is a 100-unit component called Rose Hall, which will host market-rate rental apartments, and a 35-unit component named Madison Place, which will contain condominiums. Rose Hall will also feature ground-floor commercial space for retail and restaurants, as well as a 3,000-square-foot community center. The site was previously occupied by the long-vacant Green Village Road School, which has since been demolished. Marchetto Higgins Stieve and landscape architecture firm Melillo + Bauer Associates are designing. Completion is expected in 2017. The complex will be located three blocks north of NJ Transit’s Madison station.
Jersey City entering a new development boom, and one of the largest projects underway is ‘Journal Squared,’ which promises to help revitalize the Journal Square neighborhood. The project’s architects are HWKN and Handel, and Kushner…