05 April 2008
An urban hub can be pretty expensive, even for a larger city like Jersey City. That is why Jersey City is trying to use a "revenue allocation district" (a variation on tax incremental financing) as a way of focusing investment in infrastructure for Journal Square as a way of rebuilding it. As an older urban hub, Journal Square is going to require a different treatment to bounce back. Compare how different the normal view is than how Journal Square is seen by the wonderful photographer at Fading Ads blog. You can also see the future plans from the New Journal Square, but you might want to turn down your speakers.