60-Story Tower at Jersey City’s Hudson Exchange Heads to Planning Board

Hudson Exchange Jersey City Phase Two
The next phase of the Hudson Exchange redevelopment will bring a 60-story tower to the corner of Marin Blvd and Sixth Street in Jersey City. Image courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle.

The next phase at one of Jersey City’s largest redevelopment efforts will be up for approval tonight as a glass-heavy tower just a few blocks from the waterfront could be given the final green light.

Jersey Digs reported on plans for 400-420 Marin Boulevard back in May after they were submitted by G&S Investors. The property is known as “block 3” of the Harsimus Cove Station Redevelopment Plan and includes a parking lot and a one-story retail building that recently housed a now-shuttered Bed Bath & Beyond store.

Hudson Exchange Jersey City Master Plan
Hudson Exchange master plan. Image courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle.

G&S Investors has already constructed the first two-tower phase of their Hudson Exchange project, which aims to urbanize and revamp an 18-acre parking lot with big box stores called Metro Plaza. With the VYV complex completed across the property, the company is now moving forward with a 60-story tower designed by Beyer Blinder Belle.

420 Marin Blvd Jersey City Tower
Image courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle.

Set to rise just about 634 feet at the corner of Sixth Street and Marin Boulevard, the development includes 802 residential units above a six-floor parking and retail base. The retail component at the development is slated to span a massive 118,401 square feet, with 85,000 square feet on the second floor set to house a modern ShopRite supermarket.

New Shoprite Downtown Jersey City
The second floor of the tower is set to house a modern ShopRite supermarket. Image courtesy of Beyer Blinder Belle.

The living spaces at the proposed project, which does not include affordable housing, break down as 80 studios, 399 one-bedrooms, 295 two-bedrooms, and 38 three-bedroom spaces. The garage facility will have room for 538 cars and 422 bicycles and materials on the development’s exterior will consist of a granite base and a vision glass exterior on the tower portion.

Amenities for residents at the potential building include a sixth-story swimming pool, a green roof “garden” area, and an unoccupied green roof facility. Other perks like a fitness center, an event space, a media room, a pool lounge, kids play area, and maker space would be spread throughout the garage and retail portion of the development.

As part of the property’s development, a plaza is called for along the northwest corner of the parcel. That component is intended to act as a gateway for people visiting the potential Sixth Street Embankment, a long-delayed greenery project that aims to transform the abandoned rail line into an elevated green space.

The existing ShopRite across the street from the proposed tower is slated to eventually be demolished under the full Metro Plaza plan. G&S Investors included an updated map of the entire complex in their new application and the full plan shows eight additional buildings, a “fourth street promenade,” and park space is envisioned at the property.

The latest phase of Hudson Exchange will make a mark on the skyline, as it would be Jersey City’s fifth tallest building if built (discounting projects under construction or those approved but unbuilt). The development’s height would rank it just behind the 700-foot-tall Urby Harborside.

G&S Investors is slated to present the application before Jersey City’s planning board during their October 25 meeting, which is being held virtual on Zoom and begins at 5 p.m. Those interested can join the meeting at this link or by using the Webinar ID 873 6430 3134.


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