From Jersey City Mayor Steven M. Fulop

Steven M. Fulop, Mayor
Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City

Dear Resident,

The Bayfront Redevelopment Project is set to be the largest mixed-income community in our region, and it will be the lynchpin for the revitalization of Jersey City’s south and west sides.

We have worked to ensure the 100-acre site, located along the Hackensack River waterfront, will prioritize affordable housing, create jobs for Jersey City during and after construction, and transform what was once a contaminated site into a model for sustainable development. The site will be smartly developed as a transit-oriented, mixed-use community with a publicly-accessible waterfront path and park.

Most importantly, Bayfront will reshape the mold for future large-scale projects, with the most affordable housing of any private mixed-income community of this size in the country. In concert with our residents’ needs and expectations to create equal housing opportunities for all, with the fruition of this project’s vision, Jersey City is demonstrating to the country what is possible when we don’t let the typical boundaries limit our development.

Sincerely,


Steven M. Fulop
Mayor

Project Updates

  • The Phase 1 Surcharge Program is the first project in developing the Bayfront site. It involves strengthening the underlying soil and preparing it for construction. Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc. was awarded the contract for this work and has provided the following photos showing its progress in October, 2...

  • BRP’s vision for Bayfront Phase I, Cove Pointe, will result in two residential offerings, one building made up of 11 stories and the second made up of 12 stories with park spaces in between to help foster a sense of community at the property between future residents and the surrounding neighborhood....

Redevelopment Master Plan Highlights

Up to 8,000 Residential Units with Over 19 Acres of Open Space

Up to 8,000 Residential Units with Over 19 Acres of Open Space

340,000 sf of commercial retail, a new school, firehouse and light rail station
Public River Walkway and Kayak Launch

Public River Walkway and Kayak Launch

3,000 ft of riverfront walkway with public access to river
Hudson Bergen Light Rail Stop

Hudson Bergen Light Rail Stop

Approved light rail station and possible ferry service to Manhattan, Kearny Point, Ports of Newark and Elizabeth.
35% Affordable Housing (2000 Units)

35% Affordable Housing (2000 Units)

An inclusive community that will complete the transformation of the West Side.
Pedestrian-oriented, Bike Friendly, Automobile-Convenient

Pedestrian-oriented, Bike Friendly, Automobile-Convenient

Promote transportation e ciency to reduce vehicle distance traveled.
Sustainable Development, Resilient Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency

Sustainable Development, Resilient Infrastructure and Energy Efficiency

Green building standards, energy and water efficiency, heat island reduction, and infrastructure energy efficiency.

Bayfront is the largest-ever mixed-income development in the Tri-State area.

Bayfront will transform the once contaminated site along the Hackensack Riverfront into the centerpiece of the West Side revitalization. The plan is designed to maximize the economic benefits to Jersey City and its taxpayers while prioritizing affordable housing, localized hiring opportunities during and after construction, and sustainable “green” development.

Phase 1 Highlights

Phase 1 includes 1,092 units, 2 parks

Phase one consists of the development of four parcels within the area upon which a total of 1,092 units will be built in multifamily residential buildings—35 percent of which is affordable and workforce housing.

Public River Walkway Along the Hackensack River

Bayfront will transform the once contaminated site along the Hackensack Riverfront into the centerpiece of the West Side revitalization. The plan is designed to maximize the economic benefits to Jersey City and its taxpayers while prioritizing affordable housing, localized hiring opportunities during and after construction, and sustainable “green” development.

Extension of the Hudson Bergen Light Rail

The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail expansion to Bayfront will consist of a half-mile extension from the system’s West Side Avenue station to a new terminus station near the Hackensack River. The work will involve constructing an elevated rail bridge over Route 440 to complete the expansion.

Family-friendly, Mixed-income Neighborhoods with 35% of Affordable Housing

35% of Bayfront’s units will be designated as affordable and workforce housing as part of an effort to facilitate a truly mixed community. Within the Pennrose/Omni site, all of the affordable units will be set aside for those who make up to 60% of the Average Median Income (AMI), while the BRP development site will be a blend of 28 units at 30% AMI, 28 units at 40%, 28 units at 50%, 28 units at 60%, 28 units at 80% and 53 units at 120%.

Sustainable design and resilient infrastructure

Buildings throughout the Plan Area are required to be constructed for longevity and effectiveness in order to address these issues through green building standards, energy and water efficiency, heat island reduction, and infrastructure energy and materials efficiency.

In addition, central to Bayfront’s vision is a coastal resiliency approach is to create a resilient shoreline that adapts to the changing climate while maintaining essential functions of wave and water level protection.

The Bayfront Redevelopment Area will require large new energy flows to Jersey City’s west side to accommodate the planned construction of up to 8,000 residential units and 965,000 – 1.6 million square feet of commercial and retail space. PSE&G will expand its capacity to serve by installing subsurface energy delivery lines (wires and pipes) as a local distribution grid within the area roadways, upgrading nearby substations and switching equipment, and making arrangements for delivery of a long-term supply of electric power and natural gas to meet the expected loads.

To plan for the predicted increase in extreme storm events impervious surfaces throughout the Plan Area will be minimized to the greatest extent possible. Both gray and green stormwater infrastructure practices are proposed to be implemented throughout the Plan Area with the goal of reducing runoff volume during these more frequent storm events. With its location along the Hackensack River, the Bayfront Area is in a unique position to integrate green stormwater management measures to replicate the natural hydrology and water balance of the site.

Sustainable green architecture and energy efficient buildings. Self-sufficient microgrid resulting in lower energy costs and greater resilience.