Target Planning a New Store on Jersey City’s West Side

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Target is planning a store in the former Kmart space at 381 Route 440 in Jersey City. Image via Google Maps.

One of the country’s largest retailers could be opening their second Jersey City outpost as plans have emerged to bring a new location to the site of a vacant building.


Earlier this month, Target submitted an application to revitalize an address listed as 381 Route 440. The 424,000-square-foot property, formerly home to a Kmart, falls within the Stadium Plaza shopping center and is not far from the massive Bayfront redevelopment along the Hackensack River.

Target’s plan calls for the new construction of a one-story building that would house their 119,387-square foot store alongside 515 proposed parking stalls and new signage. The company’s plan also includes 34 spaces for bicycles.

While Target submitted the plan to redevelop the parcel, the land itself is still owned by Wayne-based Levco Management. The planning board will need to approve the application before work begins on the new Target, as the plans are requesting eight variances related to signage, lights, loading spaces, required store front glass coverage, and a design waver for trees.

Target has an existing Jersey City store in Newport at 100 14th Street and has seemingly had Jersey City on the brain as of late. The company announced just weeks ago that they will be the anchor tenant at the ground floor of Kushner’s One Journal Square project, which recently began construction after years of delays.

Opening timelines have not been released regarding either of Target’s upcoming Jersey City stores.

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