One Journal Square

Revitalizing Neighborhoods by Creating "Meaningful" Public Spaces.

Woods Bagot is currently working on a residential and retail tower centered around the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) functionality of Journal Square. The project is designed around the placemaking of Journal Square to revitalize the neighborhood through the creation of new public plazas and an iconic architectural language. Two towers pivot around a corner axis to create a dynamic form in response to the oblique approaches of the non-orthogonal road network. Retail programs are designed to activate the new plaza, create new destinations, and fulfill the needs of an emerging community.

The 2 million sf mixed-use project has a 10-story, mixed-use podium with a cellar including: separate ground level lobbies, reception and mail room services for residential towers 1 & 2, as well as access to an above grade parking garage, and below grade loading areas and building services. Retail space is provided on the ground level and second level and is directly accessible from the building exterior terraces. There are five office floors. The two towers will provide 756 units of rental apartments for a total of 1512 units. Both sit on two floors of shared amenity including a full size basketball court and pool.

Process.

01

Creating a System of Transit Villages to Promote Smart City Growth.

The energy and the vitality of Journal Square is expected to be generated through the development of high density residential and mixed-use projects within walking distance of public transportation hubs that create a system of transit villages. 

The proximities of living to transportation enables a reduction in dependence on motor vehicles and promotes smart city growth.
02

Producing a Richer Experience.

The public plaza and the mixed-use high-rise are two noted elements that define the project. These elements are designed in concert to produce a richer experience between the existing urban square and the typical retail street wall. 

Taking public plaza negotiates the topography of the site through a creative system of terraced walls that cross the plaza at the foot of the project.

Details.

Client

Kushner Companies and KABR

Address

Jersey City, New Jersey

Area

185,800 sq m

Status

In Design

Completion Date

2019

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