A long-planned renovation of Jersey City‘s historic Loew’s Theatre may finally gain momentum following a request for proposals announced by Mayor Steven M. Fulop. The new RFP arrives as a collaboration between city officials and local non-profit agency Friends of Loew’s. As outlined by the RFP, the goal of the project is to substantially renovate and restore the gilded interiors of iconic structure and fully realize its potential to become a significant cultural venue.
A consortium of state agencies has confirmed commencement of the Bayfront Redevelopment Plan in Jersey City, purportedly the largest-ever mixed-income development in the Tri-State Area. The multi-phase project will eventually comprise 8,000 apartments with support from Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, and the city’s Departments of Housing, Economic Development, and Commerce.
Renderings have been revealed for the upcoming high-rise at 26 Cottage Street in Jersey City’s Journal Square. 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 to the Path train. The 20-story 26 Cottage Street is one of three towers in development by the Namdar Group, a Long Island-based developer. The other two are 35 Cottage Street across the street and 26-28 Van Reipen Avenue on the next block to the south. C3D Architecture is responsible for the design.
Construction is complete on VYV South, a 432-unit residential building at 444 Warren Street in Jersey City. Designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by Brookfield Properties and G&S Investors, the structure is the second building to rise in the 18-acre Hudson Exchange West development following the completion of its sibling VYV at 474 Warren Street. Both edifices feature a curtain wall of dark gray brick and glass panels, and culminate in relatively flat parapets. The entire development will consist of 12 new towers with 5,400 units and 350,000 square feet of amenity, retail, and dining spaces.
Activity has yet to begin at 444 Washington Boulevard in Jersey City, the site of a 722-foot-tall skyscraper from Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects and Tower Cove Jersey City Urban Renewal. In addition to the 70-story tower, which will contain 950 residential units, there will be a second 575-foot-tall structure, as well as a neighboring six-story building containing 17,192 square feet of retail space and a 382-vehicle parking garage.