While Jersey City’s ongoing real estate boom has been substantial and transformative, almost the entirety of the action has been devoted to the creation of new residential space, including towers like 99 Hudson Street. But a few blocks north, the city’s first new commercial office building in decades, dubbed Harborside Tower, is getting ready to rise at 136 Greene Street, and renderings have now been released.
The project is being developed by Mack-Cali and SJP Properties, and will stand 40 floors and 557 feet to its rooftop. While it won’t be the tallest building on the waterfront skyline, it will comprise 1.2 million square feet of space, with average floorplates of 46,000 square feet, so its appearance will still be quite impressive.
Besides the office space, the building will also include a six-story parking garage with 600 spaces, and substantial signage along the first floor for prospective anchor tenants. While Manhattan’s new office towers rarely, if ever, include parking, Jersey City’s waterfront is still slightly more auto-oriented than Hudson Yards, Midtown, or the Financial District. Luckily, there will also be 12,000 square feet of retail space in a double-height ground-floor, ensuring the project is still pedestrian-friendly.
Beyond the new office tower, the presentation detailing the developers’ plans also includes a fresh rendering for Harborside 1-3, which will evidently also be renovated. Per the PDF:
Harborside 1, 2 and 3 are transforming into a retail, dining and entertainment hub, enlivening the waterfront and creating a true live / work / play setting that employees have come to value.
FXFOWLE Architects is behind the design, and completion is likely within a few years, though as of today, the site’s parking lot is still active. Elkus Manfredi will be helming the renovation of Harborside 1-3.