Hudson County officials and the heads of Landmark Hospitality broke ground on the View at Lincoln Park, a state-of-the art dining and catering facility in Jersey City that will feature two banquet halls, a moderately priced public restaurant and a rooftop dining area.
Construction on the three-story building, which will replace the former Casino in the Park, is expected to begin later this month. Officials estimate it will be completed in September 2022.
The building housing the new restaurant will stand 47 feet tall. The first banquet hall is 2,850 square feet with a maximum occupancy of 190 individuals. The second banquet hall is approximately 3,375 square feet and can accommodate up to 225 individuals. The public restaurant will be 1,225 square feet and can host 175 patrons.
Hudson County will own the new building, with the Hudson County Improvement Authority serving as the lessor. Landmark Hospitality, which owns the nearby Liberty House Restaurant in Liberty State Park, has signed a long-term lease to operate it.
Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said the View at Lincoln Park will bring more history to a celebrated location.
“Lincoln Park has long been a jewel for Jersey City, with its previous banquet hall hosting distinguished guests from Frank Sinatra to President Bill Clinton,” he said.
“Today marks a new chapter for the future of Lincoln Park and once again puts our community on the map as a place where lifelong memories will be created. We are excited to bring this special new venue to our community and look forward to this dining experience opening in the not-so-distant future.”
The project, which will be built using union labor, will cost roughly $12 million, with Landmark Hospitality contributing a portion to complete interior construction, including the kitchens, finishes and furnishings. Del-Sano Contracting Corp. will serve as the general contractor.