Condo Project Blends Modern and Historic at 54 Bright Street

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New York YIMBY, today, released renderings of a new 4-unit condo project going up at 54 Bright Street. The new project fills in a currently vacant lot to join a series of 19th century townhomes.

Rendering Courtesy of New York YIMBY. Credit: Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier
Rendering Courtesy of New York YIMBY. Credit: Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier

The project had a tougher than normal approval process. It’s located in both a historic district and a block from Van Vorst Park. This meant it needed approval from both the Jersey City Historic Preservation Commission as well as the Van Vorst Park Association. The resulting design certainly justifies the detailed approval process.

In a statement with New York YIMBY, the project architect, Clayton Feurer of Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier, said:

“It was important to us that the building be recognizable as a product of its own time; a structure that clearly reads ‘2016,’ yet still speaks to Jersey City’s rich history,” Feurer said. “The corten steel accents relate back to Jersey City’s industrial past when railyards dominated much of the landscape and the red cedar was chosen as a complement to the brick that is prevalent in the neighborhood, as well as the traditional stick-build construction used in the area.”

Utilizing a context study of the adjoining homes, the architect was able to balance the block with an “A, B, B, A relationship”. The new structure fits in with the existing homes without trying to mimic too closely its neighbors.

Rendering Courtesy of New York YIMBY. Credit: Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier
Rendering Courtesy of New York YIMBY. Credit: Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier

Construction on the project has already begun and it’s expected to be completed by the end of the year or early 2017.

Construction progress
Construction progress

Read more about the project on New York YIMBY.

[gmap height=”250px”]54 Bright St, Jersey City, NJ 07302[/gmap]

54 Bright St, Jersey City, NJ 07302

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