WRT Breaks Ground on Lafayette Park’s Final Phase

Steve Lubetkin at GlobeSt.com reports on the Wallace Roberts & Todd ground-breaking at Morris Canal/Lafayette Park.

2015-03-20_11-09-43Wallace Roberts & Todd has broken ground on the final phase of the award-winning Morris Canal/Lafayette Park neighborhood. The final phase, named Glennview, honors the late Mayor Glenn Cunningham and completes the WRT master plan for 500 new affordable and market rate homes.

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WRT’s urban design centers on a civic plaza—Morris Canal Walk—which is located along the historic Morris Canal. The Morris Canal Walk commemorates the neighborhood’s industrial heritage and serves as a civic plaza, bringing together all ages to enjoy the walk’s playground, community gardens, seniors’ garden and a community center which offers social, educational, and job training services.

The community’s design and access to amenities make it one of Jersey City’s choice neighborhoods and has been recognized by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Official for excellence in Design, by the NJ Futures Smart Growth Award, and by the City of Jersey City for the Mayor’s Green Building Award.

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