Some more of my JC shots from Yesterday...
DSCN4425 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr
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Great pics. What is this new Essex Street project?
Those pics look good w/ 30 Hudson in the front and WTC1 in the back.
How come they're not building taller here or not allowed to?
Anti I believe it's due to zoning; the site is in or on the boarder of the Paulus Hook historic district.
I agree there are more highrises in the pipeline though. JC is still very dense though; over 16,000 ppl per sq mi with only 15sq miles of land. Were one of the most densely populated cities in America.
150 Essex Street was originally supposed to be a 4-story building (in fact, it's still listed on the JCRA website as "under construction" at 4 stories). It will be 7 stories though. The neighborhood would've been up in arms if they knew several months in advance that this was to be a much higher-density building than originally planned. The mini tower crane was brought in because there simply wasn't anywhere around the site to put a track- or wheel- based crane (streets are too narrow in that neighborhood).
Cast Iron Lofts is probably the highest-density building under construction right now in JC (at 155 units). I have a feeling that it wouldn't have been approved during the boom (since it will block many views of people living in the heights), but I think residents sort of forgot about threats to their property value like this and assumed that there wouldn't be any hi-rises built for awhile (and didn't go to the planning board meetings because of this). I know there was a project planned in that same general area around 2001 or so that was supposed to be something like 40 stories (and have its own lightrail station), but it got put on indefinite hold due to clashes between the community and the developer.
It's going to be interesting to see how people in the Heights react once Cast Iron Lofts gets taller (currently at 3 stories above ground level; will top out at 20).
Side note: although it's not yet being marketed on their website, Cast Iron Lofts is being built by the same company that built The Cliffs.
Last edited by tbal; November 21st, 2011 at 12:10 AM.
Newark and jersey city better pay attention to the jealous suburban politicians.
As a Republican,I still find this guy repulsive!
Im talking about Steve Lonigan,head of Americans for prosperity. Agroup that fights government wast such as multiple political pensions, duplicate services,and excessive property taxes.
However, he's from Bogota,Bergen County therefore,in his view,cities are evil! Aparently he has. p olitical connections with secaucus,because Now I hear Americans for prosperity commercials bashing Newark for getting Panasonic! The commercials call for ending state grants,tax abatements,and all $$deals to lure suburban companies to the cities.
Steve Lonigan claims moving a company across the state does nothing to help the states taxpayers. He wants Newark's panasonic deal killed,and calls Panasonic's bluff on whether they actually leave the state.
It should be noted that Lonegan is a racist anti Hispanic bigot who outlawed spanish in public(overturned when found to violate 1st amendment rights.) He opressed hispanic immigrants while being Mayor of a town with a spanish name!! (Bogota) LOL.
Expect steve Lonigan to bash Jersey City on "Americans For Prosperity" commercials decrying Goya's move from Secaucus to Jersey City.
He will cry about how unfair and unjust it is dor his precious suburbs to ONLY have 90% of all retail and companies in this state.
He will call for an and to all incentives go move from one part of the state to the cities.
Or maybe he wont. He has a personal hatred towards Newark. If he does not complain about Goya,It WILL prove he's biased against Newark.
some pictures from yesterday
DSC08652 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr
DSC08658 by Nexis4Jersey09, on Flickr
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Last edited by Nexis4Jersey; November 24th, 2011 at 08:42 PM.