Commuters and visitors to Manhattan could soon see a massive new mixed-use development with two high-rise towers as they enter or leave the Holland Tunnel.
According to City records, a new complex is planned for 560 and 580 Marin Boulevard, as well as 130-150 12th Street, in Jersey City’s Ward E. Two new buildings would be constructed, one of which would be 57 stories tall while the other would be 59 stories tall.
750 residential units are planned for the high-rises, as are “240,000 square feet of nonresidential uses.” 1,098 parking spaces would be provided on the premises, and Marin Boulevard is slated to be widened as part of the proposal.
The Fourteen Florence Street Corp., which owns the tract at 580 Marin Boulevard, is behind the proposal and has applied for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval for the project. The other properties are owned by the Michael Angelo Warehouse Corp., according to NJ Parcels records.
The properties are situated between the eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 78 just west of the Holland Tunnel portals. In fact, the Holland Tunnel toll plaza is located adjacent to the 130-150 12th Street tract.
According to Emporis, all of the sites have long been used for commercial or industrial purposes, including by the Mecca and Sons Trucking Co., Inc. for truck storage and warehouse space, and by the Union Terminal Cold Storage Company for its former warehouse.
For five generations, the Mecca family has been an integral part of Jersey City’s industrial past. As the city shifts from its industrial roots, this project will be the pinnacle of the family’s long stint in the city.
It was just revealed last month that one of the buildings is slated to feature “Jersey City’s largest mural yet,” which is currently being developed by Green Villain and Distort.
The Jersey City Planning Board is scheduled to hear the proposal during its meeting on Tuesday, August 15th at 5:30pm at the City Hall Council Chambers. A community meeting was held by the developer on August 2nd, according to a Facebook event listing, which states that no variances or deviations are sought.