Great article in New Jersey Real Estate about this project by Ironstate.
It was far from a sure bet. Bob Antonicello, a longtime broker in the city and the former executive director of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, recalled that the Grove Street PATH stop “was a vastly different place” in the preceding decades, with far less foot traffic and few signs of the development boom that has since taken hold.
“Newark Avenue was a desperate street,” said Antonicello, president of Grid Real Estate LLC. “It really just had the remnants of an urban retail street that had seen better days.”