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Jersey City to Consider 1,189-Unit Development at 808 Pavonia Avenue

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A mass sketch showing the location of the project behind the Loews Jersey Theater. Image by Handel Architects via the application.

A dormant skyscraper proposal around Jersey City’s Journal Square could be reborn by two prominent developers. Loews Jersey Theater.

New applications have been submitted to activate several facilities with addresses at 808 Pavonia Ave, 132-140 Van Leipen Ave, 12 Bryan Place, 813 Pavonia Ave, 270 Magnolia Ave, and 54 Journal Square .Jersey Diggs report Two towers were approved as sites in 2017, but development never materialized.

Kushner Real Estate (KRE) Group, run by Murray and Jonathan Kushner, is working with New York-based Silverstein Properties on a new initiative. KRE Group is best known locally for its large scale operations. journal square Silverstein is famous for owning and redeveloping the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

808 Pavonia Ave Jersey City Development
Rendering of the tower. Image by Handel Architects via the application.

Designed by New York-based Handel Architects, the proposal envisions two towers at 55 and 49 stories directly behind the Loews Jersey Theater. The entire project includes 405 studios, 611 one bedrooms, 149 two bedrooms and 24 three bedrooms for a total of 1,189 units.

The application does not list an affordable housing component, but the development includes amenities for the community. The proposal would include his 6,194-square-foot gallery and café space on his ground floor of the skyscraper, and build a “street connector” on Pavonia and Van Leipen Avenues to make the stretch more cohesive. intend to do something.

The app also touts the PATH tracks that run to Kennedy Boulevard and a public “art walk” adjacent to several green spaces, including a plaza, dog park, and outdoor performance space for local artists.

Pursuant to a redevelopment agreement with the city, the developer will contribute $3.5 million to the Journal Square Cultural Arts Fund, allowing the two towers to exceed the height limit of 37 stores in the area.

The tower itself includes 368 parking spaces and 606 bike spaces underground. Residents have access to amenities such as an on-site pool, rooftop amenity area, karaoke room, golf simulator, billiards room, children’s playroom, lounge, and coworking space.

The design of both structures is layered, with the exterior of the building utilizing interlocking metal panels and curtain walls on the ground floor. The first phase of the project includes 595 units, an art gallery and cafe space, 244 parking spaces and part of a pedestrian walkway, while the final phase will have 594 units, 125 parking spaces and a completed art walk. increase.

The area around Journal Square is essentially construction zone These days, numerous towers are lined up throughout the area. The Planning Commission plans to hear both the final site plan and subdivision application for 808 Pavonia Avenue at its Sept. 6 meeting, so it will soon decide whether another major project will join the party. There is a possibility.

The public session, held virtually on Zoom, will begin at 5:30 p.m. and can be accessed here. Link Or use webinar ID 810 6202 8033.

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