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Economic Development

November 25, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City’s transformation of Newark Avenue as a pedestrian plaza has received statewide recognition. Earlier this week Mayor Steven Fulop announced that just months after completing the $7 million final phase of improvements designed to give “restaurant row” the permanency ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined The Community Builders (TCB) and the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) earlier this week to celebrate the substantial rehabilitation and grand opening of Bergenview Apartments, a supportive housing development that preserves a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Planning Board granted a five-year extension for approvals at the 30 Journal Square property. The project’s developers, first receiving approval in 2019 with an expectation that ground would be broken this year, now have until 2027 to begin work. Located near ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A court ruling has cleared the way for Jersey City to begin redevelopment of 3-acre site near Berry Lane Park. Opposed by the Hudson County Sierra Club, the Morris Canal Association, Councilman Frank Gilmore and others, developers of the Morris Canal Manor project located ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City’s successful on-demand microtransit service, Via, has been named the 2022 Outstanding Program of the Year by the Intelligent Transportation Society of New Jersey (ITSNJ), which recognizes the advancement of intelligent technologies to improve surface transportation ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Handel Architects unveiled its renderings for an art walk and other amenities for property behind the Loew’s Theater to the Jersey City Planning Board last week. The public portion set to be constructed adjacent to the PATH tracks near Journal Square will include space for an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The Jersey City Planning Board’s unanimous approval of the first building included in the massive Bayfront redevelopment advances the efforts, Mayor Steven Fulop said, to make it the most affordable housing inclusive mixed income project of that size in the U.S.  In 2018, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – As more and more cannabis businesses in New Jersey become operational, local efforts are underway to better prepare the workforce for jobs in the emerging industry. On Oct. 12, a career fair and information session will be held in Jersey City for those interested in exploring ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The $5.5 million renovation to create a pedestrian mall at the Exchange Place waterfront is underway. Work to improve the waterfront area includes installing new light poles, removing dead or dying trees and tearing up and replacing flagstones. “The redesign of Exchange ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Pre-applications for Jersey City’s First Time Homebuyer Program (Golden Neighborhood Homeownership Program) will be accepted online beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Mayor Steven Fulop announced.  The program assists low- to moderate-income residents looking to buy a home ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite questions about the methodology used to develop the findings, both current and former Jersey City officials are saying that more needs to be done to make affordable housing available in New Jersey’s second-largest city. Recently website Rent.com claimed that Jersey City ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA) unanimously approved the first part of the city’s transformative Bayfront project, which will set aside 35% of its residential units as affordable housing. The new development along Hackensack River waterfront, Bayfront Promenade, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The city’s first all-encompassing public safety headquarters located in the Jackson Hill section of Jersey City is well on its way to completion.  The $120 million project broke ground in September 2021, and recently topped off. Mayor Steve Fulop pointed to the project, part ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, outlined the critical need of completing the Gateway Project, including building a new Portal North Bridge and Hudson River rail tunnels. After the Hudson River tunnel ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Statues and other monuments in Journal Square will remain despite pending development of One Journal Square, officials have assured. The Kushner Companies recently broke ground on the project, which will feature two 51-story towers, 1,723 housing units, about 41,000 square feet ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Building developers will have a new incentive to include affordable housing in their projects following the creation of the Affordable Housing Overlay announced by Mayor Steven Fulop last week.  The new mandate, which will now require on-site affordable housing at ratios of 10% ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The new St. Lucy’s homeless shelter and associated housing is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year, Mayor Steven Fulop told TAPinto Jersey City earlier this week. This project is just one of a number of developments being progressed in the area recently dubbed ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Urban League has been a mainstay in Jersey City for a half century, a place where many low-income people of all ethnicities and races have come for help, seeking the jobs, training or day care that the non-profit organization provides, a resolution honoring the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Council voted to ask the Planning Board to revise the Tidewater Basin Redevelopment plan with the hopes of bringing more affordable housing to the downtown section of the city. The change could create an inclusionary Housing Overlay District for an area bounded ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — New Jersey will receive more than $177 million in federal funding to support revitalization of communities across the state, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced Monday. As part of the award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Despite objections from some critics, the Jersey City Planning Board has approved the Exchange Plaza redesign. The decision reversed a vote last month opposing the plan because the proposal would obstruct the Katyn Memorial. The memorial, a tribute to the victims of a 1940 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Applications are being accepted for a new non-profit workforce development program that aims to provide a pathway for minorities that want to begin working in New Jersey’s legalized marijuana marketplace. Founded by two New Jersey entrepreneurs, Brendon Robinson and Stanley ...

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BAYONNE/JERSEY CITY, NJ - a series of bridges connecting Route 78 and the Holland Tunnel will undergo repairs before larger project to expand the main bridge over Newark Bay begins, according to plans approved last month. On April 26, The Turnpike Authority approved a $7.95 million contract with ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — As part of an effort to spur more economic activity with Ireland, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a series of partnerships aimed at strengthening relationships in the technology sector. On Monday, Murphy announced the signing of three memorandums of understanding (MOU) ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For most passengers taking the PATH train heading west in the direction of Newark, the next station after Journal Square has always been Harrison. This will change if officials get their request, establishing a Marion Street PATH station to service the rapidly growing west side ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  A change to the Water Street redevelopment plan would pave the way for future redevelopment of the Route 440 corridor on the west side of Jersey City. The Jersey City council approved a change that would allow a proposed redevelopment project in the Water Street area to add ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — With New Jersey’s recreational marijuana marketplace officially set to open, Jersey City officials say they remain committed to keeping an open mind to the state’s budding new industry. Shortly after the state's announcement Thursday that people age 21 and up will be able to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Shuster Development’s CEO Eyal Shuster launched a public awareness campaign to urge the city to investigate a plan that condemned an entire waterfront neighborhood in order to award a $480 million development project to Lennar, an out-of-state multi-billion dollar development ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ  ­—The Jersey City Planning Board approved seven applications from marijuana retail shops looking to open up in the city. During a special meeting on Monday, the board considered 12 cannabis Class 5 retail applications, ultimately signing off on seven proposals and carrying five ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Officials in Jersey City are set to review a dozen applications from cannabis retailers that want to set up shop in the city. During a March 28 special meeting, the Jersey City Planning Board will consider the proposals, which include an indoor consumption lounge on Bergen ...

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