Could Toll Brothers Bring Hundreds of New Units to Port Liberté, Jersey City?

Port Liberte Expansion Jersesy City
Port Liberté, Jersey City. Red outline shows the developable portion. Photo via Bluegate Partners.

Last month, we reported that Hoboken-based New Liberty Residential Urban Renewal Co., LLC had applied for permits from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in order to build nearly 70 townhouses on its property near the entrance to Port Liberté in Jersey City. The site, which sits on Chapel Avenue adjacent to the waterfront complex of canalside condominiums, is currently vacant but listed for sale on the website of BlueGate Partners.

Now, it appears that a major developer is planning to construct even more units on the undeveloped lots around Port Liberté. Toll Brothers, the Horsham, Pennsylvania-based builder responsible for 10 Provost Street, The Morgan, and 1425 Hudson Street at Hudson Tea, listed Port Liberté in its corporate profile for the third quarter of 2018.

The report’s section on projects that are in the pipeline mentioned a plan for a total of 284 units at Port Liberté, though previous corporate profiles mentioned plans for 372 units. Construction could begin in 2019, according to the latest report, with occupancy expected in 2021. It is one of three Toll Brothers projects to be listed as being in the pipeline for the Garden State, with the others being a 163-unit development in Morristown and a 290-unit complex in Voorhees.

Jersey Digs reached out to Toll Brothers to find out more about the proposed development at Port Liberté, but company Vice President Christine Sciarrotta responded that “we do not own the Port Liberte site” that we referenced “and therefore have no comment.” A follow-up question regarding the information mentioned in Toll Brothers’ own corporate profile has yet to be returned.

However, a Port Liberté resident who contacted Jersey Digs following our previous story claimed that during a meeting of the Port Liberté HOA, it was announced by a New Liberty Residential Urban Renewal Co., LLC representative that the company was selling its land to Toll Brothers.


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