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Image via STUDIOS Architecture (Architecture) in collaboration with WXY architecture + urban design (Master Planning).

As a teaser for our tour of Kearny Point — the former shipyard, poised to become New Jersey’s counterpoint to the Brooklyn Navy Yard — we’re sharing some of the latest renderings for the forthcoming 2-million-square feet, 130-acre facility. Previously, we took you inside to see the raw, industrial spaces in their current state.

Insider Tour of Kearny Point, New Jersey’s Counterpoint to the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Aerial view of the Kearny Point site. Image via STUDIOS Architecture (Architecture) in collaboration with WXY architecture + urban design (Master Planning).

Kearny Point, which is located cross the Hudson River in Kearny between Newark and Jersey City, is being positioned as a sustainable business campus. The developer, Hugo Neu, is renovating and redesigning spaces that were once dedicated to one of the most well-known and most active shipbuilding sites, which opened in 1917 in the months leading up to the entrance of the United States in the first World War.

Image via STUDIOS Architecture (Architecture) in collaboration with WXY architecture + urban design (Master Planning).

Image via STUDIOS Architecture (Architecture) in collaboration with WXY architecture + urban design (Master Planning).

The Kearny shipyards were purchased by Hugo Neu through a government auction. The developers have since renovated a first building, Building 78, that serves as Kearny Point’s proof of concept. It currently houses 150 small businesses, of which over 70% of which are minority or women-owned, a co-working space called Kearny Works, a cafe and a blue roof. The site also houses various companies, including a vertical farm, a bridal design company, a vitamin company, and much more.

Image via STUDIOS Architecture (Architecture) in collaboration with WXY architecture + urban design (Master Planning).

A rendering of the renovation to Building 100, which will open onto an amphitheater and the waterfront esplanade. Image via STUDIOS Architecture (Architecture) in collaboration with WXY architecture + urban design (Master Planning).

A master plan has been developed by WXY, the architecture and urban design firm behind projects like the Spring Street Salt Shed and DSNY Manhattan District Garage, the Sea Glass Carousel in Battery Park, the redesign of Astor Place, and the reconstruction of the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk. At Kearny Point, WXY has envisioned a comprehensive plan that will densify the site, add public open space, offer new waterfront access, restore native habitat, and protect the site from flooding. 

Image via STUDIOS Architecture (Architecture) in collaboration with WXY architecture + urban design (Master Planning).

Over $1 billion is planned to be invested over the next decade, contributing to 7000 new permanent jobs and new tax revenue for the state and local jurisdiction. There will be three million square feet of converted or new office space. In addition, 15 acres of restored shoreline will accompany a new 4,100 foot waterfront promenade and 10 acres of publicly accessible civic and open space, including a 20,000 square foot amphitheater. It is anticipated that the waterfront area around the south basin and Building 197 will be completed this year, with another large portion of the historic yard anticipated to be completed between 2017 and 2018. A second waterfront phase is projected to be completed by 2023.

Until then, check out the latest renderings and join us for a behind the scenes tour of Kearny Point — abandoned and renovated spaces — on October 21st:

Insider Tour of Kearny Point, New Jersey’s Counterpoint to the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Next, check out 20 Must-Visit Places in Jersey City and see the raw, industrial spaces of Kearny Point now.

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