Upgrades to Jersey City’s Harborside Could Move Forward

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Harborside Plaza 2 jersey city
Harborside Plaza 2 | Credit: Mack-Cali

An upcoming hearing could determine whether several proposed changes to Jersey City’s Harborside complex could move forward.

The Jersey City Planning Board is slated to hear plans by M-C Plaza II & III, LLC during its meeting on Monday, October 30, at 5:30 p.m., according to a legal notice released late last week. The LLC, which is registered out of the Parsippany offices of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, is planning multiple changes to the mixed-use property along the Hudson River near Exchange Place.

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For instance, renovations are planned for the exterior of Mack-Cali’s Harborside 1, Harborside 2, and Harborside 3 office buildings while pedestrian plazas in front of 10 Christopher Columbus Drive, 200 Hudson Street, and 210 Hudson Street are expected to be reconstructed. Meanwhile, as per the notice, 12,035 square feet of new floor area is planned for three buildings on the Harborside premises and the North Pier Access Road to The Pier Apartments is set to undergo a reconstruction. New signage would be installed throughout the area, including two “LED mesh screen signs,” five “touch screen digital directory signs,” three rooftop signs, and billboards.

M-C Plaza II & III, LLC is seeking Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval with deviations in connection with this application, according to the notice.

Harborside Terminal rendering via Mack-Cali.

Plans to bring major changes to Harborside were initially revealed by Mack-Cali in 2017. At the time, the company announced plans for a new office tower, a food hall, and alterations to the facades of the existing buildings. Late last year, a new ferry terminal was installed alongside the complex.

Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Jersey City Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. This building is in such a prominent place and of such scale that it’ll be wonderful to get something that is higher grade in appearance and more up-to-date. The building was beginning to look dowdy.

  2. It’s the oversized ferry people against the tiny land people. The ferry giants have size and strength on their side, the land people have safety in numbers. Who will win the inevitable war?

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