The Liberty Science Center is moving forward with plans to develop an eight-story, 400,000-square-foot mixed-use academic complex on the 16-acre site at 222 Jersey City Boulevard, in Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor section. Dubbed SciTech Scity, it will include the Liberty Science K-12 school, which will likely consist of charter, vocational, and/or private schools, Jersey Digs reported. There will also be roughly 160,000 square feet of research and collaborative office space, called Edge Works.
The Scholars Village will consist of 266 residential units, of which 154 will be designated for graduate students. Fifty units will be utilized for short-term visitors, with the remaining 62 units designed for campus employees. There will also be a 135-key hotel called Thomas Hotel. Amsterdam-based architecture firm Concrete is behind the design. Groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled in the summer of 2018, pending the required approvals. Completion would occur a few years later.