New Details, Rendering Released for Two Tower Project Near Holland Tunnel

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Mecca & Sons | Credit: Google Maps

A rendering has been released for the now-approved, two-tower mega-project just outside the Holland Tunnel in downtown Jersey City.

The project, which will bring 750 residential units, along with ‘240,000 square feet of nonresidential uses’ and 1,098 parking spaces to the site was approved, ‘with conditions’, by Jersey City’s Planning Board during their August 15th meeting.

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Rendering courtesy of Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association

The rendering shows the outbound lanes of the Holland Tunnel along 12th Street, with the 57 and 59-story glass-sheathed high-rises towering overhead.

This site is directly east of Home Depot and will replace the brick industrial building which is currently used by the Mecca and Sons Trucking Company. The building’s western wall is now home to New Jersey largest mural, painted by Distort, and facilitated by Green Villain and the Jersey City Mural Arts Program.

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Because of the properties proximity to the PATH and Light Rail trains, the developers engaged in conversations with the Port Authority in hopes of gaining access to nearby PATH and HBLR stations. However, as of now, no agreements have been reached.

The Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association raises concerns regarding the project’s lack of green space and mass transit access options. The association is requesting the Planning Board conduct a traffic study to better understand how the project will impact traffic in the area.

No variances or deviations were requested or required for approval. Nor have any abatements been decided at this stage.

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13 COMMENTS

    • How would a PATH / HBLR connection work though? They wouldn’t build new stations, so you’d be talking about accessing the existing Newport stations, neither of which are particularly close to these lots and there’s a big mall in the way. At best I could see maybe a special pedestrian overpass over the Holland Tunnel entrance and over the “Newport Parkway” to the mall.

  1. They need to build elevated roadways from the Holland Tunnel to 78 Interchange for through traffic. Money for this should be contributed by each developer in the area as it is developed. Holland Tunnel traffic is terrible leaving NYC as a result of all the traffic lights in this area. Also, the elevated roadways would allow street level roads to remain unobstructed to the through traffic and allow for a better neighborhood experience walking, biking and driving.

    • I like that Idea, but I was thinking the opposite. Tunnel traffic stays at ground level and the crossing streets and store fronts are raised 1 level up with each new development. A whole new level. Also good for flooding. similar to wacker dr in Chicago.

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