Fiercely debated plan to change Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor development awaits decision by City Council

By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal 

An artist’s rendering of the Tidewater Basin plan, which would permit taller residential towers planned for the massive Liberty Harbor development in Jersey City.

A controversial plan to adjust the size and shape of portions of Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor development is set to be reviewed some time this month by the City Council. The plan, which riles community leaders who call it a “radical change” to the city’s waterfront, requires council approval.

Its planners say it would make the area “the crown jewel of Jersey City’s revitalized Waterfront skyline,” creating a seven-block neighborhood called the Tidewater Basin District within Liberty Harbor North, and would increase the maximum height of proposed high-rises in the district to as tall as 55 stories.

Density would also rise under the changes, which seek to add up to 1,900 residential units in the seven proposed residential buildings. That would bring the total number of units in the seven buildings to roughly 6,600.

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