JERSEY CITY | Updates on New Building Permits

This thread will contain notifications on new buildings of at least 4 stories breaking ground in Jersey City, taken from the city’s building permit approvals.

Today permits were issued for 170 Erie Street, a 9-story, 51-unit building. It’s designed by Studio V Architecture and site prep is already done:


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It’s been pretty slow for the past month. Only a few permits for 2-family houses issued. Today a permit was issued for 155 Bay Street also known as Provost Square Phase III, a 33 floor tower with 259 apartments.

More info here:

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So I haven’t updated this since Dec 2019, and needless to say a lot has changed in the world. Unfortunately, that’s meant a slow-down in new building starts.

So here’s what’s new since then, in order of size:

309-311 Pine St, an 8-story building with 56 units and 13 parking space. Pulled its permits on June 9, 2020. Prep work ongoing. Don’t have a rendering.

338 Newark Ave, a 7-story building with 35 apartments over 2 retail spaces (no parking), pulled its permit on January 2. It’s currently pouring the second floor. Rendering:

3316 Kennedy Blvd, a 5-story building with 14 units and 13 parking spaces, pulled its permits on March 6. They started digging, but were stalled by the executive order banning construction due to COVID. Work hasn’t resumed.

580 Palisade Ave, a 5-story building with 13-unit and 12 parking spaces, pulled its permits on January 13 and is currently on the first floor:

268 New York Ave, a 4-story building with 10 units and 10 parking spaces, pulled permits on May 28. Haven’t been past the site, so I don’t know the state of work.

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I’d say as far as I can tell from my last ride around Jersey City, it seems like most builders have taken the 3-4 week shutdown in stride. Construction continues at a pretty strong pace.

A few updates on the sites you listed:

309-311 Pine St - quiet since demo several months ago.

338 Newark Ave - (foreground)

580 Palisade Ave -

Some other new starts I noticed around town - from 6/10

JCMC Medical Center Expansion - the only info or render I could find was on the fence of the site

Garabrant Phase 2 - 8 stories, 56 units. Started piling recently

762 Montgomery St - 6 Story dorm for St Peter’s. Currently being demo-ed.

177 Academy St - 6 Stories, 50 Units. Recently began demo

32 Oakland Ave - 14 Stories, 297 Units. Definitely under construction (despite no permits). Excavation ongoing and pile driver present

Somewhere on Fairmount or Amity St - not sure whether this is on the PSEG site (Amity Bus Co) or the neighboring site, but something is going on here with two pile drivers and a lot of work.

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Thanks for your updates. Agreed about most sites picking up after the ban. The only three large sites that seem to have been stalled by the shutdown are 96-100 Tuers Ave (a 6-story, 38-unit building, stalled after pile driving), 51-53 High St (a 4-story 19-unit development, stalled during excavation), and possibly 3316 Kennedy Blvd mentioned above. Unsurprising since these are smaller, cheaper buildings with fewer amenities in neighborhoods are less expensive than Downtown…maybe lenders are re-evaluating whether they pencil out anymore?

Anyway, I appreciate your updates. But I didn’t include those other sites in this thread yet bc I meant to make this thread only to post pulled building permit notifications. Maybe we can make a separate thread for general development updates? Your updates are always excellent, by the way!

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Thanks. I wasn’t sure about adding them because of that - the only permits I remember off the top of my head were for 762 Montgomery and 177 Academy, and those are just demo permits.

Off topic again, but I’d add a few others to the possibly affected by Covid list:

  • 460 Grand (10 stories, 82 Units. Then again this one has never been fast)
  • 253 Academy (5 stories, 81 Units, right by 96-100 Tuers. May have just visited this one at lunch hour, there were definitely contractor vehicles nearby).
  • 134 Baldwin Ave (8 Stories, 91 Units. This one seemed a bit stuck prior to Covid too. There may be interior work ongoing though)

Realistically, I’d think there would be a bit of a pullback from non-Downtown areas, but as far as I can tell it’s pretty limited. Most of the work seems to be going on as if nothing happened (fitting, since many people seem to be living on as if nothing happened)

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460 Grand and 134 Baldwin got exemptions for work during the emergency, and I’ve seen people inside 134 Baldwin doing interior work every day as recently as today. It’s slow, but it hasn’t stopped.

253 Academy–this one is very confusing. They stopped structural work after the first floor, but they have had electricians on site every day since the ban was lifted. So I’m assuming they’re still a go for now.

I guess it makes sense to include demo permits in this thread. Feel free to post them, as well as new-construction permits (including footing/foundations).

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The Phase 1.2 of 100 Water Street/132 Yale Street, on the West Side, has pulled its construction permit. It’s a 5-story, 88-unit building with two retail storefronts. https://www.sdlportal.com/towns/nj/hudson/jerseycity/building/permits/156062

Phase 1.1 was a 145-unit building plus the temporary surface parking with 123 parking spaces with four retail storefronts. Future phases will bring an additional 388 apartments on the sites that are currently surface parking or vacant lawns (“Lot B”) on the map below.
@Oreo_Zchut or anyone else who has pics of this site, please feel free to chime in!


Phase 1.2 on the left:

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Phase 1.1 is almost finished so construction on the next half seems likely. Facade is pretty much finished. I’ll try and get some shots tomorrow.

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32 Oakland pulled its permits today. a 15-story, 297-unit building in Journal Square.

https://www.sdlportal.com/towns/nj/hudson/jerseycity/building/permits/156152

More details on it here:

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28 Cottage Street, a 20-story, 166-unit building with two floors of offices, 1,021 sq ft of retail and no parking, had its permits issued today:

https://www.sdlportal.com/towns/nj/hudson/jerseycity/building/permits/156811

So did 100 Colden, Street, a 12-story, 129-unit building with 44,000 sqft self -storage facility, 28,000 sqft of retail at street level, 10,000 sqft of office space, parking for 174 cars and a 4,000 sqft health center:

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On Thursday 6/25/2020, permits were issued for 1075 West Side Ave, a 13-story building with 486 units, 45,000 sq ft of retail, and 285 parking spots.

https://www.sdlportal.com/towns/nj/hudson/jerseycity/building/permits/156776

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Thank you @apophenic for all the work you’ve put into this thread and continuing the Jersey City updates.

:beers:

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829-843 Garfield has been issued its permits today. A 5-story, 108-unit building with ground-floor retail and 76 parking spaces. It will have 11 affordable housing apartments.

Interestingly, they applied for permits in late April, so this is the first building to apply for permits after the COVID shutdown to begin construction.

I went past the site yesterday, and rebar was already coming out of the ground.

https://www.sdlportal.com/towns/nj/hudson/jerseycity/building/permits/157551

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311 West Side Ave, a 5-story building building with 32 units, 3 retail spaces, and 19 parking spaces, got its permit today. Located near the West Side Ave station in the West Side Redevelopment Plan area.

@the726

https://www.sdlportal.com/towns/nj/hudson/jerseycity/building/permits/152457

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I hope that this goes off without a hitch. It’s next door neighbor has become an abandoned construction site and it’s a huge eyesore. But great news! It’s near a bunch of other sites that are going through the pipeline.

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Today permits were issued for 506-508 Central Ave, a 5-story, 25-unit building with retail, 2 affordable apartments, and 5 parking spaces in the Heights neighborhood:

https://www.sdlportal.com/towns/nj/hudson/jerseycity/building/permits/158015

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Not sure if you’ve seen a permit for this site but there is construction equipment and machinery on site here.

530 Ocean Avenue in Greenville

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^^Haven’t seen anything pop up for that one yet. I feel like the link between permits and construction has broken down a bit post-COVID.

Permits filed today for 374 Communipaw Ave, a 5-story, 40-unit building with 9 parking spaces and 2,600 sq ft of retail in the Lafayette/Communipaw neighborhood. 2 units will be income-restricted housing.

https://www.sdlportal.com/towns/nj/hudson/jerseycity/building/permits/156956

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To update one of your permit sites - here is 100 Colden Street from last night. Pile driver is on site

And here’s one that has no permits yet: 3060 JFK, a 6-story, 99-unit building. Some minor demo and site clearing has started. I assume permits will be coming soon

And another two to keep on eye on since they have pile drivers on-site, but no permits yet: 95 Monitor St

And either 408-410 Whiton, or 412-418 Whiton

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