Last week, the Jersey City Planning Board approved plans for a five-story, 308-unit mixed-use project at 100 Monitor Street, located on the corner of Johnson Avenue in the city’s Communipaw section. The building will include 2,980 square feet of ground-floor retail space and 8,000 square feet of office space, the latter of which will be leased to the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, Jersey Digs reported. The residential units will be rentals and amenities will include an 85-car parking garage, a fitness center, a pool, and a landscaped garden. Ironstate Development and Landmark Developers are developing the building. The site is an assemblage of six vacant lots and groundbreaking is scheduled for early 2017.
The city has unveiled its plan to revitalize and encourage more office development in Midtown East, following on the heels of a rezoning along Vanderbilt Avenue that paved the way for a 67-story office tower at One Vanderbilt.
YIMBY has brought you several composite renderings of what the skyline will look like over the next few years. Now we have a fresh image of what the city’s future holds, thanks to YIMBY Forums user Thomas Koloski, which illustrates the major changes soon coming to Jersey City, Manhattan, and Brooklyn. Most of the projects added to the image are either already under construction or imminently rising, and their collective impact on the cityscape will push the New York City skyline to new, Coruscantian heights.
Adaptive reuse is more than a buzzword. It’s one big way for cities to keep their pasts from ending up in landfills. Structures for which the originally intended use is no longer viable are converted for another purpose.
The Mann Group is currently converting the three-story, 35,000-square-foot former industrial building at 199 Cook Street, on the southern end of East Williamsburg, into a mixed-use commercial building, Commercial Observer reports. The ground floor will host retail space, followed by office space on part of the cellar level and the entire second and third floors. Additionally, a 3,000-square-foot restaurant will be located in the cellar. The commercial spaces will break down into five artist’s galleries and 28 office units. The structure will be topped by a rooftop lounge. Syndicate Architecture is behind the conversion’s design and completion is expected in early 2017. The property was acquired for $6 million in 2013.