With significantly lower rents than Manhattan and a less than 20-minute PATH ride to the city, Journal Square continues to blossom into the next hip neighborhood. In addition to the 10+ major residential projects going up in the neighborhood, it’s also looking to become an official Art District. According to Jersey Digs, the newest project to follow suit is a two-tower, mixed-use complex at 808 Pavonia Avenue, adjacent to the historic Loew’s Jersey Theater. Developer Harwood Properties tapped Studio V Architecture to create a pedestrian neighborhood, focused on arts and cultural facilities.
The development will have one tower at 55 stories tall with 591 residential units, and the second at 49 stories with 589 units. In addition, it includes 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a 126-seat black box theater that may be home to the neighborhood’s Art House Production. The museum currently serves as an exhibition space but may collaborate with Jersey City’s famed MANA Contemporary to create a corridor linking the two spots.
According to the project’s website, residents will also have access to 450 parking spots, 32,260 square feet of amenity space, which includes a “skyline cabana club,” public rooftop garden, and an outdoor amphitheater.
The Jersey City Planning board has yet to hear the project, but the developer’s website clearly writes that it “has been carefully designed to work within the parameters of the Journal Square Redevelopment Plan,” which was adopted by the city council to ensure requirements for development are met.
[Via Jersey Digs]
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Renderings courtesy of Harwood Properties
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