WHAT IS 808 Pavonia Avenue ?
808 Pavonia Avenue is a mixed-use residential development being developed by Harwood Properties in accordance with transit-oriented smart growth principles that are a cornerstone of the Journal Square Redevelopment Plan, also known as "Journal Square 2060". The project site is located within the Journal Square 2060 Redevelopment Plan, Zone 10 which is on blocks and lots 9404/34,35,41 and 10601/38, 39.
The lot area is 96,507 Square Foot. The site follows the PATH train line and three different streets terminate at the site (Pavonia Avenue, Van Reipen Avenue and Magnolia Avenue). Situated on 2.215 acres, 808 Pavonia Avenue as proposed, offers a community oriented development in a traditional Jersey City neighborhood, a short walk to the Journal Square PATH station. The Journal Square PATH station provides 12-minute access to Manhattan’s World Financial Center and 20 minutes to Midtown. Moreover, it provides a restart for Journal Square to recreate the Square at the center for arts and entertainment. In addition, this complex site offers great opportunity to integrate the existing street grid, creating a walkable pedestrian neighborhood with arts and cultural facilities and small-scale retail to complement the Loew’s theater.
The project will be a phased project of approximately 1200 units featuring ground floor retail, a black box theater, a museum, below grade parking, an outdoor amphitheater, and a publicly accessible landscaped promenade and pedestrian "Right of Way" through the property providing unobstructed views of Manhattan, and downtown Jersey City. The project includes 2 Towers, the first being 49 stories of 589 units and the second (Western) will be 55 stories and 591 units. Both residential buildings are designed as point towers of 12-14 units per floor. The development is designed to adhere to US Green Building Council’s LEED certification guidelines.
*The project has been carefully designed to work within the parameters of the Journal Square Redevelopment Plan and complies with all current zoning requirements. No variances to existing zoning are needed for development of the project.
Art & Culture: 20,000 SF
126 seats black box theater: 10,000 SF
Museum & Art Exhibition Flexible Space: 5,000 SF
Loew’s Theater Service Space
Retail: 6,400 SF
Amenities: 32,260 SF (Interior B1 + B4)
Parking: 450 Cars (for Phase 1 + Phase 2)
Residential: 961,351 SF, 1,200 Units
(600 Units for Tower 1 / 600 Units for Tower 2)
Total Project Area: 1,261,777 SF
1) Creation of a Concourse / Alley
Active edges with retail and arts / culture
Reinvigorating historic Jersey City shopping concourse
2) Creation of Esplanade and Open Space
Green esplanade running through site
Multiple levels of outdoor public space
3) Link To MANA Contemporary
Creating a corridor between Journal Square and MANA
Bolstering Journal Square as and arts and culture district
4) Dedicated Pedestrian Access
Closing vehicular access to parking at Magnolia
Creating a drop off adjacent to the Loew’s Theater
5) Benefits for the Loew’s Theater
Extra and efficent loading for the Loew’s Theater
Control room for Loew’s Theater
6) Small Black Box Theater
126 seats, 10,000 SF
Possible new home for Jersey City’s Art House Production
7) Art Gallery / Exhibition Space
5,000 SF, white box
Possible collaboration with MANA Contemporary
8) Providing Additional Parking
Adding an additional 90 spots more than required by the Redevelopment Plan