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Continuing the discussion from JERSEY CITY | The Waterfront Redevelopment:

$141M residential tower planned for Jersey City waterfront; developer seeking tax abatement

By Joshua Burt | September 9, 2014 at 10:45 AM

A developer is proposing to build a $141 million, 44-story residential tower in the Liberty Harbor North section of Jersey City’s waterfront, according to filings with city officials.

The firm, identified in documents as LHN Owner Urban Renewal LLC, is seeking approval for a 10-year tax abatement for the project and is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the City Council. Late last month, council members unanimously approved the project on first reading.

A memorandum on the proposal says the applicant estimates beginning construction this month, with completion coming within two years. If approved, the project would produce an estimated 400 construction jobs and 20 permanent jobs, according to documents posted on Jersey City’s municipal website.

The proposal calls for a mixed-use project with 448 market-rate residential units, 5,290 square feet of commercial space and 544 parking spaces in the waterfront area just north of Liberty State Park, according to the memorandum. Two hundred of the spaces will be reserved for the use of a future hotel that is not part of the application.

While the builder is identified as LHN Owner Urban Renewal LLC, the filings also identify developer Brian Fisher. His Purchase, N.Y.-based firm has built several other major residential projects along Jersey City’s waterfront, including Crystal Point and Liberty Towers.

The project is known as 33 Park Ave. and would sit on what is now vacant land between Marin Boulevard and Saint Peter’s Street, according to the city filings.


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Revealed: 33 Park Avenue, Two 44-Story Towers Coming to Jersey City

Back in early September, NJ Biz reported on two new towers coming to the Jersey City waterfront, after “LHN Owner Urban Renewal LLC” sought approval for a ten-year tax abatement. YIMBY now has the reveal for the site, which is actually being developed by the Fisher Organization, and it will rise between Marin Boulevard and Saint Peter’s Street.

High-rise architecture in Jersey City tends to be dominated by simple design and no-frills massing, and the current plan for 33 Park Avenue certainly seems to be par for the course. Two towers will share a five-story podium that will have parking, retail, and additional apartments. Above, the buildings will top-out 44 floors above street level, and a tipster sent along word that Perkins Eastman will be designing.

Phase one of the project will include 448 apartments, while phase two will deliver an additional 452 units, bringing the combined total to 900. At the base, two retail components will total approximately 15,000 square feet.

As Jersey City continues to boom and underused land is rapidly transformed into high-rise towers, encouraging vibrant street-fronts seems to be the city’s biggest challenge. Luckily development seems to be pivoting away from the large podiums that dominated construction until recently, and at least 33 Park Avenue’s will feature a substantial amount of retail space.

Nearby, YIMBY revealed Ironstate’s 235 Grand Street last March, and that building will be of a similar scope to each of 33 Park’s phases; Ironstate also recently completed 18 Park Avenue, designed by HWKN Architects.

No completion date for 33 Park Avenue has been announced, but the necessary approvals are already in place.




Credit: urbanvsmodernism


Pic by me

20160523_072213 by Christopher Estevez, on Flickr


Nice pic too, Chris :slight_smile:

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Taken today.


Taken today

Cladding is finished on the first tower. No sign of them starting the 2nd one yet though. I think it is turning out nice. Looks good up close and far away.


Pretty good shots, JC_Heights!!

Today. Still haven’t started on tower 2 yet …




Still no work on phase 2.

Gulls cove phase 2 is still under construction across the light rail from 33 park.



I think there is supposed to be a hotel on the south side of this lot. Looks like they have cleared that section and might start that before the 2nd tower starts.


33 Park (phase 1) all the way on the left. Journal Squared phase 1, next to 33 Park.

URL can be seen as well.

Credit: Robert Bolar



I don’t think they will be starting the second tower anytime soon. They covered the area the second tower will eventually be located with a fake cloth facade.


Nothing really happening except they were ripping up the road out front today to redo some pipe-work.


I know someone who moved in the building. He asked when the second building will be built since his view faces Manhattan. They said it won’t be for awhile. So at least 2 years. And great Jersey City update @JC_Heights!


Don’t have a picture, but piles have been driven for the second building…


Thanks for the heads up. I walked past today