JERSEY CITY | Journal Square Development

Maybe we should have a thread for midrises in Journal Square?

@Oreo_Zchut: Continuing a discussion we had before, 96-100 Tuers Ave resumed work yesterday. It’s a 38-unit, 6-story building. I saw them setting up some forms for pouring concrete around the piles. It seems to me it’s no longer stalled.

Also saw workers at 253 Academy Street across the street again (5-story, 79 unit micro-housing project), but no indication that they’re framing the upper floors. They seem to have finished all the rough wiring and rough plumbing in the cellar and first floors though.

There is also serious excavation happening for 37-47 High Street (6-story, 83-unit building with 8 parking spots), so I think above-ground construction is imminent on that one?

Meanwhile, 53 High Street (4-story, 19-unit building) next door is still stalled and has been stalled since the beginning of the pandemic, and they took away the excavator that had been on site since March last Friday.

65 Newkirk (a 5-story, 29-unit project) has received a certificate of occupancy, and there is at least one apartment occupied.

Work continues on: 348 Baldwin Ave, 205 Baldwin Ave, 190 Academy St, 80 Cottage St, 76 Cottage St, 62 Cottage St, 24 Vroom St and 40 Vroom St.




Tagging @the726 and @JC_Heights also, and anyone else who wants to submit photos or updates!

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Some pictures from afar

28 Vroom and 75 Jordan Ave

134 Baldwin

34 Jones St and 205 Baldwin

And a new one starting on the edge of the neighborhood - 3060 JFK, a 6 story, 99-unit building.

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It’s crazy seeing that corner get developed…I thought it was a park or something for the apartment nearby. It’s such a great addition, noisy area though. Maybe the abandoned car dealership across the street will be next.

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8/14 - all projects that appeared to be on hold have now resumed

29-31 Court St

348 Baldwin

345 Baldwin - being used for staging

32 Oakland Ave

Central Ave extension

Cottage Street - 56-58 Cottage St (fenced off, in foreground - being used staging), 60 Cottage St, 74-76 Cottage St, 78 Cottage St

78 Cottage St

74-76 Cottage St

Govinda Sanskar Center

34-36 Jones St

396 Summit Ave

51-53 and 37-47 High St - both back in action

205 Baldwin Ave

28 Vroom St

40 Vroom St

36 Vroom St

190 Academy St

134 Baldwin Ave

253 Academy St - figured out why this one appeared to not be moving - everything above the first floor is modular. So it’s assembled offsite and brought in. You can already see it on the back side.

100 Tuers Ave - back in action

75 Jordan Ave

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Yup, 253 Academy is microhousing per the architect’s website. I thought only 190 Academy was micro units, interesting.

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What’s going to be at 56-58 Cottage Street? Can’t find anything on it.

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I didn’t actually see most of the construction process of 190 Academy, so I don’t know if it was also modular prefabricated housing. 87 Newkirk aka MRK and Urby are also technically micro-units, but they aren’t modular. Once the units are completed and brought to site it’s a pretty quick process to put them on apparently.

56-58 Cottage Street is nearly identical to 60 Cottage Street, size-wise (5 stories, 26 units vs 5 stories, 21 units).

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I’ve been walking past 190 Academy every week during construction, it was not pre-fab modular.

235 Academy is the first pre-fab modular building I’ve ever seen in JC.

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Here are some pics I took of 235 Academy when they were hoisting the modular units into place (forgive the glare):


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Cool. That one’s 253 Academy though.

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Thanks, that’s what I meant! Fixed!

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From the end of August
348 Baldwin Ave

345 Baldwin Ave

32 Oakland Ave

28 Cottage St

60 Cottage St

74-76 Cottage St

78 Cottage St

3060 JFK Blvd

270 St Pauls Ave

22 Liberty Ave - somehow still not complete?

40 Vroom St

36 Vroom St

28 Vroom St - unique facade

Academy St lots in foreground (165-173, 177, 181-189) and Vroom St developments in the back (28, 36, 40)

134 Baldwin Ave (156-160 Academy St)

190 Academy St

96-100 Tuers Ave

253 Academy St

855-857 Bergen Ave - the tiny building and 4-story to its left, to be replaced by a 5-story building

205 Baldwin Ave

51-53 High St, 37-47 High St

396 Summit Ave

34-36 Jones St in background, 413 Summit and 435 Summit sites in foreground

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I’ll keep these to one photo per project. These are all from the last few days

134 Baldwin Ave

36 and 40 Vroom St

28 Vroom St

177 Academy St

190 Academy St

248-250 Academy St - surrounded by a fence and temporary no parking signage. Maybe being demolished?

96-100 Tuers St

253 Academy St - stumbled upon them adding some of the modular units yesterday

34-36 Jones St

206 Baldwin St

37-47 High St - under construction now

51-53 High St

396 Summit Ave

74-76 Cottage St

60 Cottage St

622-628 Summit Ave - not really a sign of impending construction, but I thought the dumpster, and more importantly the developer’s sign, might be a noteworthy change

414 Hoboken Ave - this dumpster was probably here the whole time and I just didn’t notice. But just in case

New courthouse

32 Oakland Ave

348 Baldwin Ave

345 Baldwin Ave

Govinda Sanskar Center

McGinley Square area:
74 Storms Ave

672 Montgomery St (new St Peter’s dorms) - looks like prepping for construction

711 Montgomery - still nothing really

75 Jordan Ave

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Most recent (smaller) update

75 Jordan

Vroom Street

34-36 Jones St

253 Academy St

100 Tuers St

190 Academy St

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All from 2/17/21
75 Jordan Ave

40 Vroom St

36 Vroom St

28 Vroom St

134 Baldwin Ave - complete

190 Academy St - looks just like the rendering

253 Academy St

100 Tuers St

308 Academy St - demolished

900 Bergen Ave - 5 stories planned to be added

34-36 Jones St

44-48 Newkirk St - not sure why, but they did bring an excavator on site. They still need to demolish the houses on Baldwin Ave though

211 Baldwin Ave - complete

39 High St and 51 High St

18 Perrine Ave and 17-23 Perrine Ave - both being prepared for demolition from the looks of it. 17-23 Perrine already pulled permits for demo.

396 Summit Ave

The parking lot between Hoboken Ave and 139 was torn up. Not sure why but it’s owned by the county, so probably has something to do with the courthouse

The Central Ave extension is open in one direction

614-616 Summit Ave - not sure why but they hollowed out this building and then left it alone. The site is approved for an 8 story building

60 Cottage St and the site of 56-58 Cottage St

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29-31 Court Place - complete

348 Baldwin Ave - looks like the facade work is progressing now

32 Oakland Ave

Frank J Gaurini Justice Complex

14-16 Oakland Ave

165 St Pauls Ave

28 Cottage St

618 Pavonia Ave

60 Cottage St

Looks like the charter school is expanding

3060 JFK Blvd

407-413 Summit Ave

396 Summit Ave

37-47, 51-53 High St

44-48 Newkirk Ave

190 Academy St

28 Vroom St

36 and 40 Vroom St

253 Academy St

100 Tuers Ave

36 Jones St

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We can add 425 Summit to this soon :crossed_fingers:t3:

Thanks for all the updates!

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Hopefully soon…but not quite yet. The same developer is involved in the neighboring site, 413 Summit (although 425 is a joint venture with Spitzer Enterprises as well), so I’d be interested to know if they build both at once

29-31 Court House Place

348 Baldwin Ave

32 Oakland Ave

Frank J Gaurini complex

28 Cottage St

56-58 Cottage St

28-32 Van Reipen Ave - probably just being used for staging

618 Pavonia Ave

3060 JFK Blvd

Golden Door Charter School expansion (I think?)

Govinda Sanskar Center

409-413 Summit Ave

51-53 High St

37-47 High St

34-36 Jones St

253 Academy St

96-100 Tuers Ave

190 Academy St - complete

28 Vroom St - complete

36 & 40 Vroom St

75-81 Jordan Ave

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@Oreo_Zchut Yes, same developers. 413 Summit is definitely further along in terms of pre-approvals and permits. 425 is still getting all their ducks in a row but they are definitely on the move.

It’s crazy how dense this whole area is becoming. Thanks for all the updates! I always look forward to them. Even back on Wired NY haha

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