The Soho West area of Jersey City is showing no signs of slowing down. The Cast Iron Lofts phase one is complete with phase two opening soon, the Soho Building is currently rising, and the Van Leer Place project and now 286-298 Coles Street have initial approvals.
Like its Van Leer Place counterpart, 286-298 Coles Street is being developed by the Hoboken Brownstone Company. It was designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects. The new mega project sits on 5.5 acres of land and calls for three buildings and a 2 acre public park.
Currently, the project is approved for 873 residential units. However, they’ve requested a zoning variance to reduce the minimum unit size for a studio from 600 square feet down to 450 square feet. If granted, this will increase the unit count to 1181 units. In addition the project will contain 89,920 square feet of retail space, 681 parking spaces and multiple bike storage rooms.
The taller of the new buildings will rise 23 stories and is clad in a mix of grey brick and aluminum panelling. The others are 14 stories and use a beige brick with aluminum.
Plans call for a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. There are also multiple roof decks and a courtyard.
Both this project and Van Leer have expansive parks and open space incorporated into their plans. It’s encouraging to see developers consider the entire living experience as opposed to just that of the buildings.
More details on the project can be found here.
[gmap height=”250px”]298 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07310[/gmap]
298 Coles St, Jersey City, NJ 07310