Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and members of Fisher Development Associates broke ground on a 44-story residential unit at 33 Park Avenue, which will boast 448 residential rental units that include amenities such as an outdoor pool, health center and bicycle/general storage space, among others.
The project is expected to be completed in spring 2017.
After a very brief 10 minute or so press conference, Fulop spoke to Hudson County View during a small media scrum after the event.
â€œLook, Jersey City continues to lead the state of New Jersey in job creation and we couldnâ€™t be more excited â€¦ this is just another positive step.”
“Yesterday we had another groundbreaking in Ward F, market rate housing, a beautiful building there, and this is a testament to all the great things happening in Jersey City.”
Fulop also touched on the city’s new plan to limit chain stores in downtown Jersey City, specifically looking to make only 30% of commercial space rentable to businesses that have 10 other properties within 300 miles of Jersey City.
The cost of the Liberty Harbor North project was not immediately available.