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    I already posted this in the Newark thread but it involves Jersey City too. In Bloomfield tonight at 7 is a planning meeting for the proposed Ice and Iron Greenway that will begin in Montclair, pass through Essex County and eventually reach Jersey City. More info on NJ Bike & Walk Coalition's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NJbikewalkcoalition/timeline/

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    It's really getting noticeable...live by the West Side light rail station and my brother pointed it out from the third floor window. Going to be so epic wen all the other towers get built there... at least six planned for sure of over 500 ft(the three KRE Journal Squared towers starting with this one, plus the City Center towers and the 30 Journal Square tower by Jared Kushner).

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    Default Jersey City Updates 10 21 2015

    The following images are on my blog, http://urbanismvsmodernism.blogspot.com/?view=sidebar

    City Center Towers site


    30 Journal Square site


    Journal Squared










    3 Journal Square


    3075 JFK Blvd


    44-78 Skillman Ave


    854 Newark Ave




    389 Newark Ave




    377 5th/ 328 Newark Ave


    333 Newark Ave


    Brunswick Street developments












    102 Brunswick Street

    will look like this...


    367-369 1st Street




    243 Newark Ave




    532 Jersey Ave






    221 Bay Street




    146 Newark Ave


    72 Wayne Street




    54 Bright Street


    28 Bright Street




    Boys and Girls Club site




    33 Park Ave


    Harborside Hotel






    99 Hudson Street




    20 Montgomery Street


    Trump Plaza II/URL Harborside






















    Modera Lofts


    Marbella II/M2




    Pep Boys Site tower








    Near Lincoln Park




    10th Street Embankment project








    801 Jersey Avenue




    Cast Iron Lofts








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    Posted by CIA over on SSP

    September 2015:

    Downtown JC
    18 proposed developments
    10,646 housing units (+6,664 from June 2015)
    1.75 million sqft of office space
    148 thousand sqft of retail

    47 approved developments
    13,350 housing units (-15 from June 2015)
    1.79 million sqft of office space
    525 thousand sqft of retail

    21 under construction developments
    5,474 housing units (+546 from June 2015)
    1 thousand sqft of office
    152 thousand sqft of retail

    Journal Square
    18 proposed developments
    3,851 housing units
    186 thousand sqft of office space
    84 thousand sqft of retail

    26 approved developments
    4,687 housing units
    159 thousand sqft of office space
    402 thousand sqft of retail

    21 under construction developments
    1,334 housing units
    70 thousand sqft of office space
    13 thousand sqft of retail

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    Thumbs up JC To Get 2,020 Trees by 2020

    Terrific photos Towerpower. You definitely have a great eye and a ton of talent! Nexis you just posted a hell of a development snapshot.

    Jersey City is taking a cue from it's big brother across the Hudson. This past weekend, the JC Park Coalition along with the City of Jersey City announced plans for the Bigger Dig, a program to plant 2,020 trees throughout Jersey City by the year 2020 JC will be contributing $60,000 towards the project.

    Couple that with JC recently ranked 31st in the US out of 73 of the largest cities for park space (need more playgrounds), JC already is and going to become more so a park lovers paradise. We should rank even higher next year once 17 acre Berry Lane Park opens in Spring of 2016.

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    Jersey City announces plan to plant 2,020 trees citywide by year 2020

    By Jonathan Lin | The Jersey Journal
    on October 23, 2015 at 7:45 PM, updated October 23, 2015 at 7:48 PM


    Mayor Steve Fulop and the Jersey City Parks Coalition announced a plan to plant 2,020 trees citywide by year 2020 today in Arlington Park, calling the plan "Bigger Dig 2020." Oct. 23, 2015. Jonathan Lin | The Jersey Journal

    JERSEY CITY -- Mayor Steve Fulop and the Jersey City Parks Coalition announced a plan to plant 2,020 trees citywide by year 2020 earlier today in Arlington Park, calling the plan "Bigger Dig 2020."

    The initiative's name is based on an annual community service and beautification event in the city called the "the Big Dig," which was launched by the Parks Coalition in 2011 with support from the City of Jersey City, according to a press release.

    "Four years and 238,000 daffodils and tulips later, the Parks Coalition and the City are going bigger and taller with a plan to fill parks, streets and public spaces with more than 2,020 trees by 2020," the release stated.

    Jersey City has committed $60,000 toward the partnership, which in year one will focus on tree planting in city parks and other open spaces. The Parks Coalition will determine the planting locations based on a recent Tree Canopy Study commissioned by the Jersey City Environmental Commission, as well as mapping technology provided by New Jersey City University, according to the release.

    At the press conference this morning, Fulop; VP of the Jersey City Parks Coalition Mory Thomas; NJCU University Advancement VP Dan Elwell; Friends of Arlington Park representative Florence Holmes; and a representative of the Jersey City Environmental Commission officially announced the plan's kick-off.

    Jonathan Lin may be reached at jlin@jjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @jlin_jj. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

    http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2...trees_cit.html

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    Jersey City has plenty of parks, but they're tiny: study

    By Caitlin Mota | The Jersey Journal
    on May 24, 2015 at 2:13 PM, updated May 24, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    JERSEY CITY -- In a recent study, Jersey City ranked 31st among the 75 largest cities in the nation when it comes to access to parks, park size, park facilities, and investment in parks.

    "You can't have a great city without great parks," said Adrian Benepe, senior vice president and director of City Park Development for The Trust for Public Land, the group responsible for the ParkScore study.

    On the plus side, 91 percent of Jersey City residents live within a 10-minute walk from a park, well above the national average of 71 percent. And 17.9 percent of Jersey City is parkland, much more than the national average of 9 percent.

    Jersey City also ranked high in the number of dog parks, and basketball courts, but ranked poorly for the number of playgrounds, with only 1.4 for every 10,000 residents.


    With open space at a premium in the city, Jersey City ranked the lowest of all the municipalities that were looked at when it came to park size, with the average park size only .6 of an acre.

    According to Jersey City's Parks and Green Space webpage, the city has nearly 60 parks with Liberty State Park and Lincoln Park being the two largest.

    According to the ParkScore study, Minneapolis and St. Paul tied for first place, each earning 84 percent.

    New York City ranked fifth and Newark ranked 63rd.

    ParkScore uses a geographic information system to evaluate the accessibility for the most realistic assessment.

    "Parks provide places for children and adults to be physically active, and they serve as community meeting places where friendships are built and a sense of community is strengthened," Benepe said.

    To see a the full rankings, click here: http://parkscore.tpl.org/

    http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2...city_park.html
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    Agreed, JCMAN... great work by towerpower and Nexis! Passed by the closed lot at the 99 Hudson site.... we know now it's been closed to parking for the past few weeks because of the future construction of 99 Hudson but when is our first 900 ft tower finally going to break ground? Also, are 55 Hudson plans going to be heard by the Planning Board in the near future?

    Interesting look at how greater dedication to parkland is going to really help Jersey City's place in that area, which is a major indication of a positive, liveable environment!
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    Quote Originally Posted by citybooster View Post
    Agreed, JCMAN... great work by towerpower and Nexis! Passed by the closed lot at the 99 Hudson site.... we know now it's been closed to parking for the past few weeks because of the future construction of 99 Hudson but when is our first 900 ft tower finally going to break ground? Also, are 55 Hudson plans going to be heard by the Planning Board in the near future?

    Interesting look at how greater dedication to parkland is going to really help Jersey City's place in that area, which is a major indication of a positive, liveable environment!
    With 99 Hudson there are surveyors markers on the corners across the street from the site that are fairly recent. Last week I saw what I can only assume were contractors or developers walk the site. If I was them I'd assume they want to break ground before mid November before it gets too cold.

    Yeah Jersey City has beautiful parks, Liberty State Park and Lincoln Park being the best known, large and small and with the addition of 17 acres at Berry Lane Park it really is going to add to it.
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    Anyone know the status of Veterans Park by the Colgate Clock? What is the holdup on finishing this project.

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    Cool Jersey City ROARs

    Quote Originally Posted by beastofbergen View Post
    Anyone know the status of Veterans Park by the Colgate Clock? What is the holdup on finishing this project.
    That's a good question. I know they completed the portion of the park directly in front of the Colgate Clock, but have not finished the whole park or connected it to Nathaniel Greene Park. There is a public notice sign posted on the fence facing Essex Street but I have not gone up to read what it says yet. I'll check it out today or tomorrow.

    A very cool news story came out in the WSJ two days ago. This is amazing!! Jersey City is one of the first cities in the Country to use augmented reality experience to give residents a virtual experience of what proposed and under construction building plans will look like. It'll let you walk the areas virtually before they are built through the app on your phone!!

    Jersey City really is at the forefront of technology to enable it's citizens with several other apps that have been released. Couple that with being one of the most progressive cities in the Country on new legislation and Jersey City really is one of the cities that is leading the urban revolution in the US.

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    An App That Helps Glimpse the Future
    Rokitt’s augmented-reality technology helps architects and residents see a skyline’s potential


    By KATE KING
    Oct. 25, 2015 8:22 p.m. ET


    An image from the ‘Jersey City ROARs’ app shows an augmented-reality view of potential real-estate development in the Journal Square area of Jersey City. PHOTO: ROAR/POWERED BY ROKITT

    As Jersey City continues to court construction, a local startup has built an app to help architects and residents see the skyline’s potential.

    The app, called “Jersey City ROARs,” uses augmented-reality technology to illustrate development possible under current zoning regulations. The technology uses a smartphone’s camera to scan objects—such as maps—then superimposes interactive images and content.

    Scanning a map of Jersey City’s 95-acre Bayfront neighborhood pulls up an interactive image of a fully developed waterfront—complete with office buildings and chirping seagulls. The landscape there is barren now, but the scene shows what could be built under a redevelopment plan approved in 2008.

    “Here’s how it’s going to look tomorrow,” said Oksana Sokolovsky, co-founder and chief executive of Rokitt, which built the app. “Not just on a map, but in a way you can really see and feel.”

    Bayfront, a former industrial site in the final stages of an environmental cleanup, is attracting interest from developers, said Brian Whitmer of Cushman & Wakefield, the property’s broker. Mr. Whitmer said he hadn’t previously heard of Rokitt’s app, but praised it after exploring the technology.

    “You can write about it and you can explain it, but to have it in a picture form—especially one that is 3-D that you can approach from different angles—gives it a whole new dimension,” he said.

    New Jersey developer Michael Seeve, president of Mountain Development Corp., said Rokitt’s app could help companies better pitch project proposals to local planning boards or skeptical residents.

    Jersey City is one of many localities turning to mobile technology to connect with residents and encourage economic development. New York City and Stamford, Conn., both released apps in recent years that allow residents to report potholes and noise complaints from their smartphones. In September, the Obama administration announced $160 million in federal research funding for local technology projects, including development of a so-called smart-city app store.

    Rokitt is sponsoring Jersey City at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat conference, set to open on Monday in Manhattan. The company and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop’s administration hope to use the gathering to showcase both Jersey City and Rokitt’s technology.

    Candice Osborne, a city council member who campaigned with Mr. Fulop, is a Rokitt staffer but said she didn’t work on ROAR.

    Residential development is booming in Jersey City. There are 8,000 apartments under construction and 18,000 approved projects on the way. But commercial construction is lagging: Several companies recently announced plans to move to the city but few are breaking ground.

    Mr. Fulop said he hopes the app will attract commercial developers and give residents a better understanding of the city’s changing landscape.

    Information such as zoning regulations would need to be uploaded into the application using a special program or by a 3D-imaging specialist, Ms. Sokolovsky said.

    Write to Kate King at Kate.King@wsj.com

    Website: http://www.rokittar.com/ctbuh/

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/an-app-t...ure-1445818966
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    Anyone know their way around Jersey City Zoning. There are a lot of areas zoned 1-2 family houses. But when I map some of the development shown above that are bigger than that, they fall in these areas. How hard is it to get variances?

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    Thumbs up CB JC 19,000+ trips in first month

    Quote Originally Posted by BBMW View Post
    Anyone know their way around Jersey City Zoning. There are a lot of areas zoned 1-2 family houses. But when I map some of the development shown above that are bigger than that, they fall in these areas. How hard is it to get variances?
    Some of these properties are in a redevelopment zone, which Jersey City has 92 of, and that zoning is very specialized. The building and zoning departments here are very strict as to adherence to redevelopment plans so variances are not easy to obtain unless an additional benefit is made clear.

    Here is the link to JC's redevelopment/zone map and plans: http://www.jerseycitynj.gov/data.aspx?id=14834

    Hope it helps.

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    More than 19K trips taken on Citi Bike Jersey City, mayor says

    By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal
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    on October 27, 2015 at 11:18 AM, updated October 27, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    More than 19,000 trips have been taken on Citi Bike Jersey City since it launched last month, and over 1,000 people have signed up for the bike-share system, city officials announced today.

    As expected, much of the traffic occurred along the PATH system. Officials said 30 percent of the trips that have been taken since the Sept. 21 launch began or ended at transit hubs.

    City officials said they could not release more specifics such as data showing which of the city's 35 stations are most heavily used because that information has not yet been compiled.

    "The numbers prove what we expected all along: that Jersey City would welcome a bike share and wanted a system that connected with New York City as well," Mayor Steve Fulop said in a statement.

    The city had originally planned to join a bike-share system with Weehawken and Hoboken but opted to launch Citi Bike instead so riders could use New York's popular Citi Bike system without buying an additional subscription.

    More than 1,100 Jersey City residents have signed up for Citi Bike Jersey City since its launch, bringing the total number of city subscribers to 2,079, officials said.

    Residents who want to offer feedback on where new stations should be placed should visit the city's website.: http://www.jerseycitynj.gov/citibikejc/

    Terrence T. McDonald may be reached at tmcdonald@jjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @terrencemcd. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook.

    http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2...rsey_city.html
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    Is there any talk of including Newark in Citi Bike? I can see it working in Downtown and the Ironbound. Even"north Newark" and Belleville/Bloomfield center.

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    Ive heard of a bike share starting in Newark and New Brunswick a while ago... I know Newark is working on upgrading its biking infrastructure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newarkguy View Post
    Is there any talk of including Newark in Citi Bike? I can see it working in Downtown and the Ironbound. Even"north Newark" and Belleville/Bloomfield center.
    In my opinion, Newark should start its own bike share program and expand it around Newark metro.

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