The Real Deal New York

First phase of Journal Squared residential project kicks off

Tower to hold 540 of finished project's 1,840 units
March 18, 2014 02:55PM

The first phase of Journal Squared, a trio of residential towers in the works for Jersey City, broke ground Monday.

The 54-story tower at 615 Pavonia Avenue will contain 540 of the three-tower project’s planned 1,840 apartments. Upon completion, the development will span a total of 2.3 million square feet and contain a mix of retail, restaurants, lobbies and parking in the base of the three buildings. The tallest tower, at 70 stories, is on track to snag a Garden State record for its height.

Located near Jersey City’s PATH station, the first of the three metal-clad towers is slated for completion in mid 2016, according to a release from developer Kushner Real Estate Group.

Hollwich Kushner is the architect on the project, along with Handel Architects. Bruce Mau Design developed the visual identity for the project.

“This Is The Right Time And The Right Place for a transit-oriented development in Journal Square, and we knew that the design needed to be something extraordinary,” Jonathan Kushner, president of KRE Group, said in a release from the firm. — Julie Strickland