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Rendering of LeFrak's 43-story building in Newport, Jersey City. Credit: Arquitectonica

The Ellipse, 43-Story, 376-Unit Mixed-Use Tower, Tops Out at 1-25 14th Street, Jersey City

Construction has topped out on the 43-story, 376-unit mixed-use tower, dubbed Ellipse, at 1-25 14th Street, located in the Newport section of Jersey City, N.J. The structure, which is now receiving glass installation on its 27th floor, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The 592,800-square-foot tower’s apartments will be rentals, ranging from studios to three-bedrooms. There will be 24,000 square feet of amenities, as well as a retail component near street level. The LeFrak Organization is the developer. Arquitectonica is the design architect and Haines, Lundberg & Waehler (HLW) is the executive architect. Completion is expected later this year.


533 Mercer Street

16-Story, 300-Unit Mixed-Use Building Planned at 533 Mercer Street, Jersey City

Sequoia Development Group and GRID Real Estate are planning a 16-story, 300-unit mixed-use building at 533 Mercer Street, located on the corner of Jordan Avenue in the McGinley Square section of Jersey City. Dubbed 289 Jordan, it would include apartments ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, of which 56 units, or roughly 19 percent, would be designated as affordable. There would also be 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, Jersey Digs reported. Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects is responsible for the design. Before the as-of-right project can rise, a collection of single- to three-story mixed-use structures must first be demolished.


244 Union Street

Five-Story, 258-Unit Mixed-Use Building Proposed at 244 Union Street, Elizabeth, N.J.

Developers Faros Properties and MAS Development Group are proposing a five-story, 258-unit mixed-use project at 244 Union Street, located in the Midtown section of Elizabeth, in Union County, N.J. The project will contain roughly 26,000 square feet of retail space and a parking garage, Jersey Digs reported. Residential amenities could include a landscaped courtyard, a theater, and a fitness center, among other spaces. The site encompasses the entire block, which is mostly vacant except for two single-story commercial buildings. The City of Elizabeth selected the development team to build on the site in 2014.

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515 West 29th Street

11-Story, 12-Unit Mixed-Use Building Tops Out at 515 West 29th Street, Chelsea

The 11-story, 12-unit mixed-use building under construction at 515 West 29th Street, in West Chelsea, has topped out. Progress on the project, which includes façade installation, can be seen thanks to photos posted to the YIMBY Forums. The latest building permits indicate the structure, built up from an existing six-story factory, encompasses 36,876 square feet and rises 135 feet in height. It will include 1,698 square feet of retail space across the cellar and ground floors, followed by 12 condominiums across the second through 11th floors. The apartments should average a spacious 2,932 square feet apiece. Bauhouse Group is the developer. SCDA Architects is the design architect and S.M. Berger Architecture is the architect of record.



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