By Real Estate NJ
Local officials in Jersey City are set to consider a revamped version of the high-rise project at the center of a controversy earlier this year involving the family of Jared Kushner, a published report said.
A report Monday by the Jersey Journal said the project, One Journal Square, was scheduled to go before the city planning board on Tuesday. The development team, a joint venture of Kushner Cos. and KABR Group, has proposed a somewhat scaled down version of the plan, which the report said now calls for two 56-story towers atop a 10-story podium, housing 1,512 residential units plus retail and office space.
One Journal Square gained unwanted national attention earlier this year over its use of the EB-5 program — which can offer foreigners a path to a visa if they invest at least $500,000 in a project that creates jobs in targeted areas — and amid reports that Kushner executive Nicole Meyer highlighted the family’s connections during a pitch to investors. Meyer is the sister of Kushner, the White House senior adviser who is also President Trump’s son-in-law.
The backlash gave way to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop announcing that the developers would be denied a package of city subsidies and the loss of a major investor and a key state tax credit, the report noted. Kushner Cos. and KABR in recent months have sought alternatives to financing the project outside of the EB-5 program.
For more, see Monday’s story by The Jersey Journal.
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