The Heights Can’t Hide from Developers


Journal Square isn’t the only area slated for development in years to come, The Heights is also set to develop and expand. The Washington Park Association (WPA) is up to speed with some of these upcoming projects. Here is some more information, along with WPA’s take on whether these projects will be good additions to the community:

C-Town Project at 506-508 Central Ave

506-508 Central Ave

This residential building will rise three-stories above C-Town and is comprised of mostly one bedroom units. The WPA opposes this project due to what they consider to be a high number of units being built on just three floors (21). They also think the project has a dormitory feel, a contrast to what The Heights neighborhood represents.

52 Cambridge Ave Project



This modern structure is definitely a far stretch from the classic Victorian houses the Heights is known for. But we are always a fan of new construction that takes risks architecturally, instead of sticking to the same brick big-box look that has taken over downtown Jersey City. WPA has yet to take a position on this project, full plan details can be found here.

Senior Living Project at 3631-3635 John F. Kennedy Blvd

3631-3635 JF kennedy

A preliminary proposal for a new senior living facility, was present in early November. The developer is lifetime Jersey City resident, Paul Scalia. WPA has not taken a position on this project yet either, but has concerns about height, density, size and design.

With 2015 winding down, but real estate holding steady, there are no doubts that Jersey City will continue to grow and develop at rapid speed in 2016. Thanks to groups like the WPA, the community is able to stay informed about all the changes that may come to their neighborhood. Do you have any opinions on the above mentioned developments? Comment below!



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  1. I don’t think the base of the existing building needs to be saved in the Cambridge Avenue project. The top redesigned piece looks great, but the dull utilitarian existing base is just ugly. Kind of feels forced together… Happy to see something happening up in the heights though!


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