Two Towers from Namdar Group Rise in Jersey City as New Plaza Emerges

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Namdar Group Jersey City Renderings
Rendering showing three Namdar Group’s Journal Square projects. Image courtesy of C3D Architecture.

The Journal Square construction boom has ramped up amid warmer temperatures as two sky-high developments have risen to prominence and the initial portion of a new pedestrian-only street has opened to the public.


Long Island-based Namdar Group has bet big on Jersey City in recent years. We broke the news two years ago about an ambitious six tower plan for various properties the company owns along Pavonia Avenue, Cottage Street, and Van Reipen Avenue.

Namdar Group Jersey City Projects
618 Pavonia (left) and 26 Van Reipen (right) under construciton. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

All of the company’s Jersey City developments have thus far been designed by C3D Architecture and the first building at 26 Cottage Street is now complete. Branded as cmpnd, the 20-story development sports a Clo Coffee Company outpost on the ground floor and fronts the first stretch of what will become the Homestead Place Pedestrian Plaza.

Homestead Place Jersey City Rendering
Homestead Place rendering. Image courtesy of C3D Architecture.

The completed section of the plaza is the northernmost portion, and a temporary dog run has been built along the block. Namdar Group has two other developments nearby under construction that will see the extension of the plaza to Pavonia Avenue, just across the street from Journal Square’s PATH station.

Homestead Place Jersey City Construction
Homestead Place portion of the project. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.
Homestead Place Jersey City
Dog run at Homestead Place. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

The first tower, at 26 Van Reipen Avenue, is rising 26 stories and will include 235 units plus retail space on the first and second floors. A second 376-unit high-rise at 618 Pavonia Avenue is topped out at 27 stories and will include 5,500-square feet of street-level retail plus large office spaces on the second, third and fourth floors.

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618 Pavonia rises in Journal Square. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

Both towers will be sporting a sleek glass-heavy look, with 618 Pavonia’s façade already about two-thirds installed. The two buildings combined will be adding 611 apartments to a block that is hoping to become a shopping and dining destination for the neighborhood.

618 Pavonia Jersey City Construction
618 Pavonia. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

The next portion of Namdar Group’s effort looks to rise at 35 Cottage Street, currently home to the Congregation Sons of Israel synagogue. The new 576-unit tower would include space for the temple and connect the completed section of Homestead Plaza to the portion currently under construction.

26 Van Reipen Jersey City Progress
Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

Namdar Group has submitted an application for the 35 Cottage Street property to Jersey City’s planning board, but a hearing date for the proposal has yet to emerge.

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