28 July 2007

Liberty Harbor

When we start talking in my planning class about the timeline for new developments, many of the students don't seem convinced when I tell them that larger projects can take a couple of decades.

Well, after 24 years of planning, Liberty Harbor in Jersey City is finally going to have its first tenants in a few weeks.

"All finished surfaces, streetscapes, bluestone sidewalks and decorative pavings are being installed at this moment, so the project visually is really coming to life," he said.

The 80-acre Liberty Harbor - which will take a total of about 15 to 20 more years to fully complete - was heralded in the 1980s as a cross between New York's Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side. It was also hyped as the project that would lead the way in the redevelopment of the Downtown area.

No comments: