Hopefully this part of downtown picks up in terms of development. Its pretty close to Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood. It would be nice to see the two areas more connected.
This part of downtown is where the proposed Bates Street Redevelopment is located
The only issue I see with this part of town is it is a bit of a walk to any public transit - the HBLR Jersey Ave stop is probably 10 minutes away. Not too far, but looks-wise seems further
It’s also a flood zone.
I hope the Bates Street plan happens because it would bring much needed affordable housing, but the Van Vorst Park people are strongly against it and they are rich and well-connected.
They cut back on this project due to a lot of objections. I don’t know of any current status of the project.https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/08/jersey-citys-bates-street-development-will-no-longer-include-50-story-tower-under-new-plan.html
Looks like it - that article says 4 30 story towers now. Still very significant and larger than the current one under construction.
Speaking of that one…slow going. These are over a week apart. Spot the difference
There’s actually been a decent amount of progress here, but not on the side facing me.
From a few weeks ago
Much more progress on this side
Well, they’re still really slow. But they did add the blue vapor barrier recently
Edit 8/16/20 - Can’t reply more than 3 times in a row…
As you can see, progress on this one remains rather slow - these photos are taken over a 2 week period