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JERSEY CITY | 700 Washington Boulevard | FT | 24 + 12 FLOORS

A Sneak Peek At 700 Washington Boulevard, LeFrak’s Latest Project

A modern residential building with over 16,000-square feet of ground floor commercial space could be coming soon to Jersey City’s Newport neighborhood, as LeFrak went before the Planning Board Tuesday night to pitch their latest project.

The company, currently finishing up work on their Ellipse development just a stone’s throw away, actually had three separate applications go before the Board at Tuesday night’s meeting. But a two-tower project at 700 Washington Boulevard is the headliner. It would bring 338 residential units and 16,490-square feet of commercial space to what is known as Newport’s Northeast Quadrant, one of the last undeveloped parcels along Jersey City’s waterfront.

Designed by New York-based HLW International Architecture and Engineering, the two taller components will rise 24 and 12 stories respectively, while a five-story middle section will connect them and feature a 3,324-square foot rooftop amenity space. The building will sit directly along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway with an exterior that will utilize insulated glass window walls, metal VTAC louvres, and light gray stucco.

The proposed breakdown of the units in the latest building is 38 studios, 134 1-bedrooms, 129 2-bedrooms, 35 3-bedrooms and two 4+ bedroom units. Select apartments would have private terraces according to the building plans. Because the project falls within the Newport Redevelopment Plan, no units will be set aside as affordable housing.

The project would also create an extension of 18th Street from its current end at Washington Boulevard that would run towards the Hudson River before dead-ending. Some additional auxiliary roads would additionally be built on the property, which is currently closed off to the public and not accessible by car.
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