JERSEY CITY, N.J. — New York City-based developer Kushner has broken ground on One Journal Square, a 2 million-square-foot mixed-use project in Jersey City.
The site is adjacent to Journal Square PATH Station, and the neighborhood name stems from the area’s history as a media and publishing hub. The centerpiece of the development will be two 64-story towers that will house a combined 1,723 apartments, 45,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space and a 40,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space that is fully preleased to an undisclosed tenant.
One Journal Square will also include a new public plaza at its base facing John F. Kennedy Boulevard that will feature green space and seating areas for residents and visitors.
Woods Bagot is the project architect, and AJD Construction is the general contractor. Phase I will center on the construction of 900 residential units and is expected to take approximately three years. Full completion of the project is scheduled for 2026.
One Journal Square will feature an array of amenities that promote health and wellness. These will include an indoor and outdoor pool; fitness center with a yoga studio, sauna and spa; full-size basketball court; squash court; and a rock climbing wall. The landscaped rooftop terraces will provide views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and downtown Manhattan.
“One Journal Square will offer an unparalleled lifestyle experience for residents through thoughtful design, upscale finishes and appointments, state-of-the-art amenities and a well-connected location brimming with culture and diversity,” says Nicole Kushner Meyer, president of Kushner. “It also reflects our commitment as developers to transform neighborhoods and invest money that positively impacts communities.”
“When you look at what’s happening in Journal Square, you’d be hard pressed to find another city in the country that can point to the amount of development in this two-block radius,” adds Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. “This project is bar none the most significant project we have in Jersey City and probably the most significant project in New Jersey.
— Taylor Williams