|Location||615 Pavonia Avenue|
Jersey City, New Jersey
|Construction started||21 October 2014|
|Roof||175 m (574 ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||Kushner Real Estate Group|
Journal Squared, or J2, is a retail and 3-tower residential complex under construction at Journal Square in Jersey City, New Jersey Upon completion, the complex will consist of a 54-story, 60-story, and 70-story building, among the tallest buildings in the state.
The site of the project is adjacent to the Journal Square Transportation Center on Summit Avenue across from the Hudson County Administration Building, the county seat of Hudson County and the Newkirk House, the oldest extant building in the county.
Funding and abatements
Journal Squared is project of Kushner Real Estate Group. It was first approved by the city council in December 2012 and was later granted a 30-year tax abatement and $10 million in bonds.
The project has been designed by Handel Architects and Hollwich Kushner. The project consists of three towers, and a mix of office, residential, and retail, although the project will be chiefly residential, with 2,000 new units. One of the main components is a large plaza occupying a portion of the lot, providing a focal point for public gathering and much needed open space in an area that is densifying quite rapidly. As development pressures continue to rise, Jersey City should continue gaining substantial verticality.
The project broke ground in October 2014 with the first building topping out in December 2015 at 54 stories and 574 ft (175 m) that will include the some of tallest buildings in the city Construction began on the tallest of the three towers in 2018.
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