While a few larger developments in Journal Square haven’t seen much movement forward, a vacant parcel that’s just a short walk from the PATH station will soon be home to a new mixed-used project that’s already begun construction.
Last year, we reported on a proposal to bring a ten-unit development to side-by-side properties at 34-36 Jones Street. Jersey City’s planning board ended up approving the project’s application in June last year just six months after an existing building that dated back to the 1870s was torn down at the property.
The company behind the development is called JUD LLC and is registered out of an apartment in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. Atlantic Artisan Construction Group is managing the buildout of the five-story rental project, which begun this month.
New York-based Studio ST Architects recently revealed what the building will look like, and it will feature an exterior clad with metallic gray bricks and wood-paneled balconies. The ground floor of 36 Jones will include 870 feet of commercial space along with the building’s lobby and two one-bedroom apartments in the rear that will each have access to private back yards.
The remaining eight apartments on the upper floors of the development will be three-bedroom units spanning 1,270-square feet each. All the living spaces will feature a washer/dryer as well as either a front or rear-facing balcony. Amenities at the building include a bicycle room with space for 14 bikes, cellar storage space, and a roof deck complete with a kitchen and recreation room.
36 Jones should finish up sometime next year, and it isn’t the only new development on the block. Just a stone’s throw away, construction is well underway at the 15-story 87 Newkirk Street project, which will embrace a “coliving” concept and bring an additional 132 apartments, 25,000-square feet of offices, and 1,500-square feet of retail space to the neighborhood.