New Look: Jersey City’s Art House

via Nikolai Fedak/ New York YIMBY

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A tipster submitted renderings of Jersey City’s Art House, located at 148 First Street, in the Powerhouse Arts District. The Shuster Group is developing, and Fogarty Finger is the project’s architect.

The Art House will have 119 units, and stands twelve stories tall; the building’s appearance is relatively simple, and the white-brick facade is interspersed with wood paneling. The envelope is flush with the street-wall, and the project is a positive infill development for a neighborhood that is rapidly growing.

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Besides the exterior, part of the lobby will be used as a creative space, which will serve as a gallery for local emerging artists. Per a recent press release, “Seventy percent of all sales proceeds will go directly to the artists, with 30% donated to the Jersey City Economic Development Corporation to help fund visual art classes.”

While Jersey City’s waterfront has been the primary beneficiary of the ongoing development boom, the Powerhouse Arts District also presents a major opportunity for growth. 148 First Street is one block south of the Hudson Exchange site, which will further improve the neighborhood, transforming acres of parking lots into a vibrant node.

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Completion of The Art House is imminent, and leasing is now underway; the rental project is expected to open this September.

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