JERSEY CITY | Journal Square Urby (532 Summit Avenue) | 291 FT | 25 FLOORS

According to people at Ironstate (the developer) they plan to start building this one in the next 10 months. Will go before Planning Board on Oct 29. Rendering courtesy of HLW International architects.

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that’s a great design. Neither boring or too attentive.

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That’s beautiful. That’s going to fit right in with Journal Squared a block away. If all these timelines are correct, there’s going to be a lot of construction happening in Journal Square in 2020-21!

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Plans Show a 25-Story Urby Tower Could Come to Journal Square, Jersey City

Plans submitted by Ironstate reveal they hope to build a 25-story, 341-unit project at the property that would be called Journal Square Urby. The structure would rise 265 feet and include a 2,607-square-foot café space on the ground floor fronting Summit Avenue. Under the plans, a new entry plaza would be constructed between the proposed Journal Square Urby and the adjacent Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

The project, designed by Madison-based HLW Architects, would consist of 159 studios, 122 one-bedrooms, 15 two-bedrooms, and 45 three-bedrooms. Urby’s living concept is designed to encourage neighborly interaction, so several prominent shared spaces are included in the building to encourage social interaction and a sense of community.

Journal Square’s variation on Urby would include a second-floor gym facility and a sprawling roof deck that includes several amenities. It would consist of a 2,085-square-foot pool deck, a separate 1,320-square-foot indoor space that includes a communal kitchen, and another 1,700-square-foot outdoor space.

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Jersey Digs

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I hope this gets approved and not shot down by the local opposition that’s curtailed a few other things in the area.

The entry plaza would go well with the third phase of Journal Squared which has a plaza on the opposite street corner as well. Great news!

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There’s already a thread on this one: JERSEY CITY | 532 Summit Ave | 291 FT | 25 FLOORS

Can the two threads be combined?

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Good catch.

Merged.

I’ll include marketing name and address on same title: JERSEY CITY | Journal Square Urby (532 Summit Avenue) | 265 FT | 25 FLOORS

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Btw ive seen the architectural drawings, and it will rise 291 feet to top of mechanicals…

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Approved with conditions.

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thanks for the update. did they deal with the issue of the church next door?

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Nope. Sounds like the church is looking to sell, and an 18 story building could take its place.

The conditions were very trivial things. A warning light for the loading dock entrance, no left turn onto Pavonia from the loading dock, and a planter box on the Pavonia side.

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Good news!

I walked by last week. Still an active parking lot.

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Jersey Digs story today. Groundbreaking expected in Q3 of 2020.

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This looks very good. I’m also curious when they’re groundbreaking for tower 2 of Urby Harborside?

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As of November 2019, Mack-Cali claimed that Urby Harborside II was targeted for a start in 2020.

http://investors.mack-cali.com/Cache/IRCache/bfeda444-d702-42e4-6dc6-1966923f75c1.pdf

They previously said 2018, then 2019, e.g., this previous filing:

http://investors.mack-cali.com/Cache/IRCache/a7a95a01-e852-9312-6fac-ec15a867f927.pdf

These timetables need to be taken with a grain of salt.

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A post was merged into an existing topic: JERSEY CITY | 200 Greene St (URL Harborside) | 713 FT + FT + FT | 69 + 70 + 65 FLOORS

That’s a different project (Harborside Urby not Journal Sq Urby), and “scaled back” is probably not the right word. What’s happening is that they’ll split the two remaining towers into two phases.

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oops. There’s too many Urbys. It’s like Avalons from 20 years ago; hard to tell them apart.

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Its all good. Merged it with the URL thread.

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Couldn’t get a good look (was rushing to the PATH train, late for work) but there was something going on at this site this morning. Lot cleared, equipment and digging.

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