JCRA’s Ben Delisle Awarded Environmental Champion Award by the EPA

BenDelisleIt is with great pride that the Agency congratulate Ben Delisle, our Director of Development on being awarded the 2017 U.S. EPA (Region 2) Environmental Champion Award. Each year, EPA recognizes those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting and enhancing environmental quality and public health.

The Environmental Champion Award is the highest recognition presented to the public by EPA Region 2. Mr. Delisle will be presented with this award on Friday, May 19, 2017 in New York City.

The Agency congratulates Ben for his outstanding achievement.

Job Opening: Experienced Real Estate/Para Legal Secretary

The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency is seeking an experienced real estate/paralegal secretary to work under the direction of the Agency’s General Counsel. Duties include: assists in the preparation of legal documents; conducts legal research; gathers factual information; organizes and maintains files; obtains documents from appropriate sources. Must have at least 3 years experience working on various real estate transactions, including residential and commercial closings. Those interested may send cover letter and resume to: Barbara Amato, Director of Administrative Services, Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, 66 York Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302. Or via e-mail to BarbaraA@jcnj.org. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Development will bring 64 units of affordable housing to Jersey City’s Greenville section

By Corey McDonald | The Jersey Journal on October 03, 2016

Jersey City officials broke ground on the new a five-story housing development last week that will provide 64 affordable housing units and commercial retail space to the Greenville section of the city.

Members of Mayor Steve Fulop’s administration joined state officials and officials from Genesis Company – the project’s developer – on Wednesday at an empty lot at 455 Ocean Ave.  to break ground on the Dr. Lena Frances Edwards housing development.

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Photo: Corey McDonald | The Jersey Journal

Photo: Corey McDonald | The Jersey Journal

Developers celebrate major NJCU project groundbreaking

By Andrew George, September 13, 2016

Alongside joint venture partner Claremont Companies and project investment advisor Circle Squared Alternative Investments, the Hampshire Companies kicked off a groundbreaking celebration Monday in Jersey City for the start of a major redevelopment project on the campus of New Jersey City University.

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A rendering of the planned University Place project at New Jersey City University. - (THE HAMPSHIRE COMPANIES)

A rendering of the planned University Place project at New Jersey City University. – (THE HAMPSHIRE COMPANIES)

Jersey City OKs plan for 308-unit building outside Liberty State Park

By Terrence T. McDonald | The Jersey Journal

A rendering of 100 Monitor St., a new residential building given approval by Jersey City's planning board on Aug. 16, 2016. (Courtesy of Ironstate)

A rendering of 100 Monitor St., a new residential building given approval by Jersey City’s planning board on Aug. 16, 2016. (Courtesy of Ironstate)

A five-story residential building housing 308 rental units on a lot outside Liberty State Park was given unanimous approval by the Planning Board Tuesday night.

100 Monitor St., which will also house 2,980 square feet of commercial space on its ground floor as well as 8,000 square feet of offices, will be a “pinnacle project” for the Lafayette neighborhood, Charles J. Harrington, the developer’s attorney, told planning officials.

“It will really be a transformation of the site,” Harrington said.

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The JCRA is Awarded with Two Grants from the US Environmental Protection Agency


Whole new world: Developers break ground on residences in former Pep Boys lot

Men in hard hats moved across the Jersey City site that had once housed a Pep Boys auto center last Wednesday, working with coordinated tenacity and marking the beginning of what may be the city’s most ambitious construction project in decades.

“For most ground breaking, people usually have a pile of dirt and a few shovels,” said Abe Naparstek, senior vice president of residential development for Forest City Realty Trust. “We wanted to have something we could show.”

Although dubbed as a groundbreaking, work on Hudson Exchange West actually began last November.

Over the next 20 years this project is expected to result in the construction of 12 new residential towers on an 18-acre site near Marin Boulevard and Second Street, close to the Newport Mall and near the waterfront.

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Construction starts on Jersey City apartment project that includes affordable units

Vertical construction is underway for a 35-story tower that will be downtown Jersey City’s first residential building in more than three decades to have a so-called 80/20 mix of market-rate and affordable units, city officials announced.

Known as Hudson Exchange West, the $220 million project is being developed by Forest City Realty Trust and G&S Investors, according to a news release. It will include 336 market-rate units, 85 affordable units and 10,000 square feet of retail space, sitting between Marin Boulevard and Washington Street and just north of Second Street.

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‘Transformative’ 12-tower project underway in Downtown Jersey City

Jersey City – Declaring the start of a new era for Downtown Jersey City, Mayor Steve Fulop and developers today celebrated the start of construction of a new residential high-rise near Newport Mall, the first of 12 towers planned for the site over the next 20 years.

Fulop and developer Abe Naparstek said the project, known as Hudson Exchange, is one of largest, most transformative projects in the nation. The $223 million first tower, which will rise 35 stories and include 421 units plus 10,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space and a parking garage with 264 parking spaces, is expected to open in late 2017.

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12-story development planned for old Hudson County office site


JERSEY CITY — Developers are looking to build a 12-story, mixed-use development in Journal Square that would include 111 residential units and 5,000 square feet of retail space.

The mid-rise building is planned for 87 Newkirk St., a currently vacant lot behind Jersey City’s municipal court complex. The units will be a mix of studios and one-, two- and three-bedrooms apartments.

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