401-Unit Port Liberté Project Heads to Jersey City’s Planning Board

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Port Liberte Jersey City Rendering 2
Image courtesy of KTGY Architecture and Planning via the application.

One of the more unique communities along the Hudson River could be kicking off its final phase of development soon as a proposal will be pitched to revitalize a vacant lot at one of Jersey City’s southern points.


Port Liberte Development Jersey City Aerial
Image courtesy of KTGY Architecture and Planning via the application.

Several parcels around 1 Constellation Place are slated to be the next portion of Port Liberté, a 40-acre neighborhood that currently consists of about 800 townhomes. The area’s southern section has about 14 developable acres that are owned by Ironstate Development and plans for the property have been in the works going back several years.

Port Liberte Jersey City Rendering 5
Image courtesy of KTGY Architecture and Planning via the application.

Cleveland-based NRP Group submitted an application on behalf of Ironstate Development back in October seeking to develop a long five-story apartment complex centered with a seven-story parking garage. Designed by KTGY Architecture and Planning, the entirety of the project is slated to include 401 units breaking down as 42 studios, 170 one-bedrooms, 168 two-bedrooms, and 21 three-bedroom spaces.

Ironstate Port Liberte Jersey City Development Rendering
Image courtesy of KTGY Architecture and Planning via the application.

Several of the living spaces would sport balconies or roof decks and a parking component would include spots for 602 cars and 201 bicycle parking spaces. The separated residential portions both have interior courtyards included, one of which would sport an outdoor pool.

Port Liberte Jersey City Rendering 5
Image courtesy of KTGY Architecture and Planning via the application.

The proposed exterior of the project consists of light gray brick, white, brown, and black fiber cement, and an asphalt shingle roof. Several sections of solar panels would be included on top of the development.

Port Liberte Jersey City Rendering 1
Image courtesy of KTGY Architecture and Planning via the application.

To facilitate the project, the existing Freedom Way would be extended to connect to Chapel Avenue and an existing parking lot on the property would be demolished. The final phase of Port Liberté has always included a townhouse portion on the southwest portion of the property, but the new application does not include that section.

The developers are looking to gain approvals to subdivide the parcel into three separate lots and also make a few changes to the Caven Point Master Plan that governs the area.

The application is slated to be heard by the planning board during their March 22 meeting, which begins at 5:30 p.m. and is being held virtually on Zoom. It can be joined at this link or by using the webinar ID 825 4166 0971.

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