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University Place Moves Full Steam Ahead While Bayfront Languishes

As reported recently, the area of Jersey City’s west side along the Hackensack River known as Bayfront has been mired in cleanup, controversy, and leadership quicksand–no one has emerged as a front-runner to advance the development beyond the rendering stage. However, directly across Route 440, another development is well underway and already bringing to this neighborhood what Bayfront […]

Ambitious 808 Pavonia Project Approved, Aims to Bring Culture to Journal Square

A rebirth in Journal Square has been an elusive goal in Jersey City over the years, but a new building boom is demonstrating that the neighborhood’s oft-promised revitalization is finally happening. Now, long time property owners behind a new development are aiming to bring some vibrancy and culture to the area, hoping to have shovels in the […]

Canopy By Hilton Hotel Proposed For Downtown Jersey City

A Canopy by Hilton hotel is planned for 159 Morgan Street, near the southeastern corner of Marin Boulevard, in the city’s Ward E, where the number of undeveloped parcels continues to shrink. According to a legal notice from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Land Use, the hotel is slated to be […]

Early Plans Unveiled For Two-Tower Mega-Project In Jersey City’s Journal Square

Plans have been posted for a new mixed-use transit-oriented complex at 808 Pavonia Avenue, a lot located in Ward C adjacent to the Loew’s Jersey Theatre, the PATH tracks, and several houses just off of Tonnelle Avenue. A website launched earlier this month, that provides comprehensive information on the project as it moves through the […]

Local NJ Craft Burger Eatery Coming To The Village, Jersey City

Looks like a new craft burger restaurant is planning to open in the Village neighborhood of Jersey City. The company, Diesel and Duke, with other locations in Montclair and New Brunswick, has built a cult following for their simple-yet-creative gourmet burgers since first opening in 2014 just two blocks from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Two […]

16-Story Tower Proposed In McGinley Square At 289 Jordan, Jersey City

Sequoia Development Group and GRID Real Estate are planning a 16-story, 300-unit mixed-use building at 533 Mercer Street, located on the corner of Jordan Avenue in the McGinley Square section of Jersey City. Dubbed 289 Jordan, it would include apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, of which 56 units, or roughly 19 percent, would be designated […]

With 3 New Towers Approved, Will Journal Square Become the Next Hot Spot?

Just last week, Jersey City’s planning board approved three new towers for Journal Square. With these approvals, it’s becoming more and more evident that Journal Square is on track to become the next development hot spot outside of Downtown. So what does Journal Square’s future look like? That will certainly be the topic of conversation […]

Jersey City panel rejects 48-unit project near Journal Square

Residents of Perrine Avenue are cheering today after they helped to defeat a plan for a six-story, 48-unit building on the small dead-end street near Journal Square. The Planning Board voted down the site plan Tuesday night, with one member voting in favor. The board agreed with residents in opposition that the plan was too large […]

Jersey City envisions arts district near historic Loew’s

The neighborhood behind the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Journal Square would be set for a radical transformation under zoning changes up for final adoption by the City Council tomorrow. The changes would allow the Harwood family to construct residential high-rises and arts facilities on a roughly 2-acre area the family owns that runs along […]

Planning Board OKs 136 Summit Ave, Largest New Project in Bergen Hill

After being tabled at a planning board meeting in September over community push back, the proposal for a new project at 136 Summit Avenue went back in front of the board on Tuesday. This time, it unanimously won approval. The proposal, put forth by New York-based Monticello Equities, calls for razing the former Fairmount Hospital […]

GRID Real Estate Releases Development Trend Map for Jersey City

Read the full article in Jersey Digs here.

Jersey City Council approves two, 30-year abatements for $400M NJCU plan

Jersey City Council approves two, 30-year abatements for $400M NJCU plan Two 30-year tax abatements received approval from the Jersey City Council, providing two five-story, mixed-used spaces as part of a $400 million New Jersey City University (NJCU) West Campus Redevelopment Plan. According to NJCU President Dr. Sue Henderson, the west campus project “will create […]

880 Bergen Ave to Undergo Residential Conversion

The 10-story, 45,000 square foot office building at 880 Bergen Ave was purchased in July 2015 for $5.6 million by Bergen Academy Associates. A residential conversion is planned that would include 55 dwelling units, 3,337 square feet of retail and 11 parking spaces. 880 Bergen Ave to Undergo Residential Conversion

Development on Former Puccini’s Site Gains Approval

Jersey City’s west side has another approved development in the works, one that will replace both a beloved local restaurant and a relic of the city’s industrial age with new construction for the 21st century. Last week, the city’s Planning Board approved a proposal for the former Puccini’s restaurant and a few surrounding lots. The […]

NJCU signs new waterfront lease for School of Business

Apparently, when New Jersey City University President Sue Henderson told NJBIZ in the recent Interview Issue to “expect big things” from the university, she wasn’t kidding. On Tuesday, the school announced the leasing of a property that will house the NJCU School of Business. The university has just signed a 20-year lease on a 69,348-square-foot […]