25 Cottage Street Breaks Ground In Journal Square, Jersey City

25 Cottage Street. Designed by Handel Architects25 Cottage Street. Designed by Handel Architects


Construction has broken ground on 25 Cottage Street, a 28-story residential building in Journal SquareJersey City. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Nasser Freres, the approximately $300 million project is set to deliver 622 rental residences, nearly 45,000 square feet of Class A office space, and ground-floor retail upon its completion in the first quarter of 2026. The property is located between Summit Avenue and John F. Kennedy Boulevard.

Rendering of lounge at 25 Cottage Street, via Cahn PR

Homes will come in studio to three-bedroom floor plans, and amenities will include spa facilities, an art gallery and studio, karaoke room, pet spa, bowling alley, screening room, game lounge, speakeasy, and VR sports room. Beyond that, residents will also have access to a variety of coworking spaces, a fitness center, yoga room, and a podcast room.

25 Cottage Street. Designed by Handel Architects

The property’s rooftop, which was designed by Melillo Bauer Carman Landscape Architecture, will feature a lounge with kitchen and dining areas, private outdoor BBQ areas, an outdoor kitchen, and a pool.

25 Cottage Street is part of the ongoing revitalization efforts in Journal Square. Nearby transit includes PATH service to Manhattan, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Newark, as well as NJ Transit and bus services.

Rendering of lobby at 25 Cottage Street, via Cahn PR

“When you take a look around us, you would be hard pressed to find another three-block area in the entire country that has this amount of activity,” said Mayor Fulop of Jersey City, highlighting the numerous high-rise developments and a 3-acre public park that are under construction, along with the ongoing restoration of the historic Loew’s Theater to its original 1929 glory. “In a short two or three years from now, this will once again be the epicenter of Jersey City, what it likely was 50 years ago. We’re thankful for all of you for believing in Jersey City. We’re excited to be back here for the ribbon cutting in about two years.”