Renderings Revealed for 20-Story High-Rise at 26 Cottage Street, in Journal Square

Rendering of 26 Cottage via C3D Architecture26 Cottage Stree. Rendering by C3D Architecture

Renderings have been revealed for an upcoming mixed-use high-rise at 26 Cottage Street in Journal SquareJersey City. Located mid-block between Summit Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard, the new development will rise 223 feet high in a low-scale residential neighborhood within walking distance of the PATH train. The 20-story 26 Cottage Street is one of three towers in the works by the Namdar Group, a Long Island-based developer. The other two are 35 Cottage Street, located just across the street, and 26-28 Van Reipen Avenue, which is one block to the south. C3D Architecture is responsible for the design.

Rendering of 26 Cottage Street Street View via C3D Architecture

26 Cottage Street. Rendering by C3D Architecture

26 Cottage Street will comprise 166 residential apartments, which will mainly consist of studios but will also include four three-bedroom units. Residential amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi and in-home concierge services. There will also be 11,677 square feet of office space and 1,021 square feet of ground-floor retail.

The renderings depict a narrow glass box tower with floor-to-ceiling windows. In a modern take on International Style architecture, a dark metal grid wraps around the east and west exteriors, extending past the glass façade. It is unclear if residents will have access to the rooftop as previously described in early permit filings. The ground-floor retail and office space above appears to have high ceiling spans.

A 20-foot-wide outdoor pedestrian plaza will connect all three buildings and help to soften the contrast between the future structure and the significantly smaller two- and three-story homes that surround it. Called the Homestead Walkway, the thoroughfare will extend north to south and provide a mix of retail, eateries, and bars to both residents and locals.

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7 Comments on "Renderings Revealed for 20-Story High-Rise at 26 Cottage Street, in Journal Square"

  1. David in Bushwick | May 23, 2020 at 8:38 am | Reply

    Just another terrible, cheap glass box in a most inappropriate setting. Do privileged people really want to live in a fish bowl for everyone to view from below?

  2. In a time a global awakening and environmental activism, to continue to build these massive energy suck building when there are so many other options if a BIG F You to the community, country, world. Shame on you! You could better without even trying.

  3. Unlovely design, has nothing to do with surrounding neighborhood. Perhaps that’s the point? Does The neighborhood have the infrastructure (sewer, water, parking, transit, etc.) to support these towers? JC is past maximum density, yet more of these blah glass boxes get slapped up. Cut it in half and include Mitchell-Lama style affordable housing and there might be a reason for it.

  4. Jc zoning /development board is so corrupt. The city needs money

  5. The design is not my favorite but it seems like one of those that looks better in person once it’s built.

  6. Beautiful, sleek, and modern building. These same people who blast this and other new high rises in JC probably also complain about the high cost of living in the NYC area. No one seems to understand supply and demand. Also, greater urban density is actually better for the environment than the alternative (lower urban density with higher urban sprawl). Higher urban density increases use of mass transportation vs. use of cars, lowers carbon emissions per person, and more.

  7. I’m torn… To me it is a good looking building if you like the “All Glass” style of buildings. My biggest issue with them is the lack of privacy. Anyone can see into your room; some by accident and some not so accidently. Also, by the renderings… it doesn’t appear to fit in with its surroundings which will stir some negative feedback from the local residents. I would be very interested to see what she looks like all built with the reaction of everybody then. Break the norm… be original.

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