Mack-Cali to revamp Haborside waterfront

A WHOLE NEW LOOK FOR HARBORSIDE – Mack-Cali announced plans to reconfigure Harborside waterfront area
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A WHOLE NEW LOOK FOR HARBORSIDE – Mack-Cali announced plans to reconfigure Harborside waterfront area

JERSEY CITY– Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, an owner, manager and developer of premier office and multifamily properties on the NJ Waterfront, unveiled its plan to invest $75 million toward transforming Harborside into a cultural district along the Jersey City waterfront. The company is embarking on the next step of its plan to modernize Harborside’s existing class A office buildings – spanning 4.3 million square feet – and drastically upgrade its public and retail spaces.
Mack-Cali began the initiative with Harborside Atrium, which now doubles as a cultural space that hosts music, dance, art performances, and ‘foodie’ fests. Additionally, in May, the company announced the opening of Lutze Biergarten, an outdoor venue offering a variety of craft beers, cocktails, great food, games, and breathtaking views of Manhattan. This September, it will also celebrate the opening of Piggyback Bar at Harborside, a restaurant owned by famed NY chef Leah Cohen and partner Ben Byruch, serving a menu of elevated American bar fare fused with Asian flavors.
Key components of the current transformation phase include: Revamping of the buildings’ lobbies, ovverhauling the current food court into a grand European-style food hall known as The Marketplace, and more.
They will also resin Harborside’s office buildings, including reskinning the east side of the eight-story Harborside 1 building and the first three floors of Harborside 2 and 3 with state-of-the-art, floor-to-ceiling glass and steel, designed to increase natural light and views of the Hudson and New York City.
“Together with the addition of a new NY Waterway ferry terminal, serving the Hudson Yards and World Trade Center, coming this fall, the capital improvements will facilitate far greater connectivity at Harborside,” said Michael J. DeMarco, Chief Executive Officer of Mack-Cali. “In order to activate the waterfront and energize the neighborhood, it’s integral that we create a seamless experience for residents, workers, and daily visitors.”