Jersey City’s 36 Jones St. ready: New mixed-use community in walking distance to Journal Square

Part of the redevelopment and growth of Jersey City, 36 Jones Street was previously a single family residence that dates back to the 1870s. The footprint is now a boutique multifamily/mixed-used ground-up building designed for the burgeoning neighborhood made up of urban professionals and families.

Recently completed, move-ins are taking place and the developer, Jud LLC, together with award-winning, woman-owned Studio ST Architects, said the building strives to create not only individual homes, but also a sense of community for families and young professionals.

“We are excited to contribute to the exciting rebirth of this iconic urban neighborhood. 36 Jones St. speaks to the families and professionals that call Jersey City home, so it was important to convey that, from the inviting lobby entrance designed with a distinct Middle Eastern-inspired flooring and warm natural tones, to backyard styled gathering spaces on the roof top,” Esther Sperber, founder of Studio ST Architects, stated.

Encompassing a boutique hotel aesthetic, the new multifamily community is in walking distance to the Journal Square PATH station, just 12 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. The 22,000-square-foot structure includes a 900 square feet of street-facing commercial space and 10 generously sized apartments across five floors.

The boutique-size building is unusual for Jersey City, which has more recently become known for its high-rise building developments with smaller units. 36 Jones St. targets families and young professionals looking for New York-style buildings just across the Hudson River.

This energy-efficient modern building houses two ADA-accessible, 900-square-foot one-bedroom apartments with access to a private backyard on the ground floor level.

On the upper floors are eight spacious 1,350-square-foot three-bedroom units, each furnished with a state-of-the-art kitchen, open dining and living floor plan, primary bedroom suite and laundry area. Each unit features a terrace for connectivity to the outdoors and street below. Communal amenities include a roof deck with lounge seating and views to Lower Manhattan, plus a fitness center, bike room and storage units.

“I believe that people are social creatures and that they need to connect with each other. This building celebrates the balance between private space in your apartment and communal connection,” Ulie Bardosh of Jud LLC stated.

Studio ST Architects collaborated closely with developer Bardosh on a shared vision for the building, which includes dedicating space to shared indoor/outdoor areas for people to connect, enjoy the shared amenities and find a long-term home.

Jorge Mastropietro Architects Atelier partnered with Studio ST Architects on the project.