Thanks for the pic, Mal. Looks sort of bland, but at least they stepped up the setbacks coming off of Grand St.
At May's Hudson County Planning Board meeting, the towers proposed by the Ironstate/Mack-Cali joint venture at Harborside were revealed. The project will be built out in two (large) phases; a new street will be created between the two; and the plan is still to begin construction on the first phase before the end of this year. Both phases will contain "substantial towers". The first pair of towers will rise 66 stories and contain 1,276 units (the original press release called for 1,000 units in total); that should come out to around 675 feet or so with the rooftop equipment. The buildings were apparently designed by a firm based in the Netherlands and have a really unique, stunning design. Of course (as are all large buildings in Hudson County that are breaking ground this year), the units will all be rental apartments. For those of you who aren't aware, the lone Trump tower is currently the tallest residential building in the state of NJ. Sorry Trump penthouse owners, looks like you just got trumped! (what's really ironic is that Ironstate was a partner in the development of the Trump tower...)
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I can't wait to see renderings of that project.
In the paragraph about residential development, there is a link to a semi-animated rendering (showing the complete development - phase 1 & phase 2 - during the day and at night).
Wow, these building look great! Is this the same rendering on the mack-cali page tbal posted? I can't open the pdf on the mack-cali site for some reason.
Eh , looks weird....
Nice, but what's with the Boston-Prudential-Tower-like tops?
Ironstate has finally started construction on 18Park, directly opposite Gull's Cove across the HBLR on Marin Blvd. The building was designed by HWKN and is contain over 400 apartments along with a new home for the Boys & Girls club and retail/restaurant space.
Also, here's an updated look at 198 Van Vorst, which has been officially named "The Maddox" and has its own website now:
So, here's a list of significant buildings currently under construction in Downtown Jersey City:
1. Cast Iron Lofts
2. The Maddox
5. The Laguna
6. 340 Third Street
Toll Brothers' first tower on Marin near the Grove PATH station should be joining the list in the next few weeks.
btw - looks like the M-C/Ironstate towers design was inspired by Koolhaas' 111 First Street concept.
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Massive Jersey City redevelopment plan takes first step forward
Jersey City has taken a crucial step towards the redevelopment of 100 acres of contaminated land on its western edge, according to the Wall Street Journal. NJ Transit began an environmental review of the plan last week, a precursor to extending the Light Rail to connect the region’s public transit to the area, known as Bayfront. An estimated $213 million extension of the Light Rail could help encourage developers to move forward with a plan to build 8,100 residential units, 1 million square feet of office space and 20 acres of park on the waterfront site.
The land is owned by technology and manufacturing company Honeywell International, which took it over after a merger in the late 1990s. But its contamination goes back to the late 1800s, when the area was filled by chromium waste from nearby plant owner Mutual Chemical Company, which made shipbuilding substances.
A retail complex opened on the site after the plant closed in 1954, but by the 1980s the stores’ walls began to crumble from the waste. The buildings were vacated and the land has been abandoned ever since.
In 2005, Jersey City sued Honeywell to recoup lost tax revenue and to get it to clean up the site, but settled upon developing the land together instead. Now they’re working together to prepare the site to sell to a developer to bring the plan to fruition. Construction wouldn’t start until at least 2016, and the project likely wouldn’t be complete for another 25 years.
Nice find! I def haven't seen that rendering before - looks like a huge improvement over the original (and much more in-tune with the surrounding neighborhood). The previous rendering was a black brick warehouse-type design...very industrial looking. This looks far better for sure.
At the link below, you can see a partial view of a redesigned 70-90 Columbus mixed-use complex. The 150-room hotel is still in the plans but it seems like the total unit count has been increased and the design has been completely re-worked. 70 Columbus now features a rounded, wedge-shaped building where the hotel will be housed, and the facade looks like it will be completely different than the original proposal. In addition, it is stated at the link below that the retail space will be ready for Spring 2014, which suggests that the project should be breaking ground soon (plus, the tax credit that Ironstate received from the EDA will be expiring in January I believe unless Ironstate breaks ground by then).