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Economic Development

November 22, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - An Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance (IZO) that establishes affordable housing mandates for increased access to low-income housing in Jersey City is scheduled to be introduced at the City Council meeting on November 29th and will be on track to be codified before the end of 2021, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy joined Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, and Liberty Science Center President & CEO Paul Hoffman in breaking ground for the 30-Acre “City of Tomorrow” innovation campus called SciTech Scity on Friday. By bringing ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After years of anticipation, the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment has finally provided site plan approval for The Boundary,  the long-awaited mixed-use vertical community from property owner JDA Group LLC (JDA), spanning the Hoboken-Jersey City line. While Jersey City had ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Efforts to redevelop a former bank building in the Journal Square Commercial District got a boost last week with the award of a $50,000 grant through the NJEDA’s 21st Century Redevelopment Program. The planning process, which will be supported through the grant funds, will ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In 2016, some predicted St. Lucy’s Shelter for the homeless would close its doors. The facility, run by Catholic Charities, faced serious issues. But last week, Mayor Steve Fulop joined clergy and city officials to break ground on a new $16 million space with increased housing ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While not quite meeting a prediction by Mayor Steven Fulop that it would become the most populous city in New Jersey, the 2020 Census did show that, over the past decade, Jersey City is the fastest growing in terms of overall population growth.  “As a city, we continue to grow ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Division of Veteran Affairs, have partnered with a group of New York University School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) Executive Coaching Students to launch a new initiative titled the “Veterans Coaching Project” ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - “Unions built this country, and veterans have defended it,” Jack Dunne, Deputy Vice Commander of the American Legion, Department of New Jersey, told TAPinto Jersey City Tuesday.  The statement came just minutes after Mayor Steven M. Fulop joined Commissioner William O’Dea to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood will receive a sprawling self-storage center after Jersey City’s Planning Board granted permission for the project to proceed in an industrial area near Liberty State Park. Cresskill-based real estate investor Martin Lucibello will construct a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hunger, like rust, never sleeps. By this volunteers -- seeking to keep kids fed -- mean it is a constant and growing problem, especially in poorer communities like Ward F in Jersey City. Kids who rely on schools to supply at least one good meal during the day during the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — With a unanimous vote of approval last week, Jersey City’s Planning Board authorized a series of measures regulating the development of local cannabis establishments and recommended the ordinances to the City Council for formal adoption. Though the City Council has the last ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A vacant car dealership in Journal Square will soon become a pair of 12-story apartment towers after developers received permission to proceed with construction from the city’s Planning Board. Under the direction of real estate investor Ravi Adusumilli, the project at 3085 John ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Almost nine in 10 New Jerseyans consider the cost of housing to be a “very serious” (55 percent) or “somewhat serious” (32 percent) problem, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll in collaboration with the Housing and Community Development Network of New ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City’s Planning Board commissioners could soon help clear a path for the local production and sale of recreational marijuana when they vote Tuesday on a series of amendments affecting the construction and daily operations of municipal cannabis establishments. During a ...

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NEW JERSEY — In an effort to encourage the revitalization of vacant properties statewide, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will award 15 grants worth up to $50,000 each to eligible towns, counties, and redevelopment agencies. The NJEDA opened applications for its 21st ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The City of Jersey City has been selected by the Biden Administration as one of only 13 communities nationwide to participate in Local Foods, Local Places (LFLP). The federal partnership program supports community-led efforts to reinvest in existing neighborhoods, protect the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, California-based construction startup Katerra will reportedly finish its remaining projects in Jersey City despite engaging in mass layoffs. Katerra submitted a worker adjustment and retraining notification—a mandatory warning ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Patel Brothers grocery store in Journal Square will receive a series of upgrades after the Jersey City Planning Board signed off on the proposed enhancements at a meeting on May 18. Upon completion, Patel Brothers will gain a restaurant, add a substantial amount of space to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Plans that could completely reinvigorate the Central Avenue business corridor and spur residential development got the unanimous approval of the Jersey City Municipal Council at their May 26 meeting, slightly over a year after the untimely death of its chief proponent, former ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Although an issue for decades, the lack of internet access in minority communities was made extremely clear during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This, as studies have shown, has created problems for adults seeking employment and the ability to get information they need, but also for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — On a parcel just across the Morris Canal Basin from Liberty State Park, developers will construct a 12-story apartment complex with a hotel component after receiving the Jersey City Planning Board’s approval at a meeting on May 18. Strategic Capital, a Jersey City-based ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has launched the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) for Veterans who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. Veterans participating in VRRAP will receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees and a monthly housing allowance ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Developers will break ground on a mid-rise apartment complex a half mile from the Journal Square Transportation Center after receiving the Jersey City Planning Board’s clearance at a meeting Tuesday night. Representatives of real estate investor Sanil Patel described that the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — With retail and 80 residential units spread across six stories, a new development will replace a series of homes and warehouses in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood after receiving the Jersey City Planning Board’s unanimous approval at a meeting Tuesday evening. Led by the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - 94 Jersey City residents and families will no longer be homeless thanks to the implementation of a plan by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Monday.  The emergency housing vouchers being allotted to the Jersey City Housing Authority are part of a $5 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - City Council members have given their support to four redevelopment plans that could bring as many 7,000 new housing units to a section of the city bordering Hoboken.  Approved on May 13, the four plans would completely redevelop about 50 acres just north of the Holland Tunnel, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Jersey City Planning Board denied permission for a mixed-use apartment tower to proceed with construction in the Lafayette neighborhood, citing objections to the project’s parking layout and the parcel’s size at a meeting on May 4. When developers of the complex at 665-669 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Jersey City Planning Board is expected to resume discussions Tuesday over a mixed-use apartment tower in the Lafayette neighborhood, continuing a conversation delayed by two weeks after the board’s commissioners requested additional information about the building’s potential ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Located just across the street from Liberty State Park and its light rail station, a new high-rise tower approved by the Jersey City Planning Board will bring dozens of apartments to the Lafayette neighborhood. The first two floors of the 24-story complex at 256-262 Johnston ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Jersey City Planning Board’s approval will allow a Brooklyn-based real estate investor to transform three empty Bergen Hill lots into a combination of apartment units and retail. Led by developer David Denis, the upcoming building at 170-174 Monticello Ave. will place a ...

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