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Renderings Revealed as Jersey City Approves Two New Waterfront Towers

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50 and 55 Hudson Street displayed on the skyline. Image courtesy of Handel Architects.

Leading New York real estate developer and financial giant Goldman Sachs is building two skyscrapers that will add nearly 2,000 units and significant retail space along two of Jersey City’s last undeveloped waterfront blocks. given permission to build.

At its September 20 meeting, the Jersey City Planning Committee unanimously approved two applications for 50 and 55 Hudson Streets.Jersey Diggs report On a proposal earlier this month that it would be built on land owned by a Goldman Sachs subsidiary.

Goldman Sachs Towers Jersey City
site map. Image courtesy of Handel Architects.

The company has had a significant presence in Jersey City since opening its headquarters at 30 Hudson Street in 2004. Spanning approximately two acres and including a garage and flat parking lot, the current property was intended as office space when the company purchased the land decades ago.

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50 Hudson Street. Image courtesy of Handel Architects.

Goldman is currently teaming up with New York-based Tishman Speyer to build two residential towers that, according to developers, will complete the Colgate Redevelopment Area. Both towers were designed by Handel Architects, with Marquette Higgins Steve the architect of record, Meliro Bauer Kalman Landscape his architecture.

In total, the two developments will house 1,941 rental units. The first stage will be a 58-story high-rise tower at 55 Hudson Street, set at 637 feet at its highest point, with a six-story plinth.

55 Hudson Street Jersey City Rendering
55 Hudson Street. Image courtesy of Handel Architects.

The first part will consist of 1,017 residential units, divided into 298 studios, 514 one-bedroom, 203 two-bedroom and two three-bedroom spaces. A total of 62,749 square feet of retail will be located on the Hudson Street side of the building under the plan and will include one large double-height retail space.

A new parking garage with 378 parking spaces, including 539 bike racks, will be constructed under the 55 Hudson Street section. This section includes the 7th floor amenity deck with outdoor pool, tennis court, dog run, garden area and grill section. His 57th floor at 55 Hudson will also feature an amenity space that includes indoor and outdoor areas.

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50 Hudson Street waterfront rendering. Image courtesy of Handel Architects.

The second phase at 50 Hudson Street will repurpose the existing 467-space garage and add a 42-story tower with a 476-foot high two-story podium. The 924 units in that section will also be convoluted into smaller units, divided into 259 studios, 444 one-bedrooms and 221 two-bedrooms.

Both planned towers will feature a glass heavy exterior with substantial curtain wall sections and podiums with brick components. The towers will feature crowns with dark silver-blue vision glass and will be built offset from each other. That means the east-facing residences in both buildings boast views of Manhattan.

Morris Street Plaza Jersey City
Rendering of Morris Street Plaza. Image courtesy of Handel Architects.

55 Hudson Street includes a plaza along Hudson Street across from the tracks of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, so the plan appears to make the city a little prettier. The 50 Hudson Street development will expand the existing retail and seating area along Morris Street by approximately one acre, and the space will host presentations before the Board envisions programs like Farmers in His Market.

The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway near the site will be slightly improved under plan, as stadium seating areas will be added near the project. Neither proposal would require any changes from existing zoning, as the plans would not trigger Jersey City’s plans. Inclusive Zoning Ordinancedoes not include affordable housing components.

During the public comment portion of the conference, several speakers, including Ward F Alderman Frank Gilmore, petitioned the Board for what they perceived to be a lack of review, proper notice, and community input. asked to postpone the ballot.

Attorneys for the developer did not give a timeline during the meeting as to when construction on the tower might begin.

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