Toll Brothers towers coming to Jersey City’s Powerhouse Arts District

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Toll Brothers is developing three high-rise condo towers in the Jersey City Powerhouse Arts District, and residents aren’t happy. The neighborhood was once planned as a 12-block artist district with low-rise spaces for galleries and theaters. Last month, the city council gave Toll Brothers the go-ahead to build the towers, all at least 30 stories tall. Many Jersey City residents say the developments, being built on the site of an old matzo factory, aren’t welcomed. “It’s not only not in keeping with the vision of the redevelopment plan, but it goes counter to it and it destroys it,” said Jill Edelman, president of the area’s neighborhood association. The local redevelopment agency’s head says opponents have a “myopic Nimby approach.”

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