BOSTON–The Jersey City (NJ) Housing Authority (JCHA) has unanimously selected WinnDevelopment to redevelop the 80-year-old Holland Gardens public housing complex into a model mixed-income, mixed-finance, and mixed-use community.
WinnDevelopment’s selection was announced at a news conference this morning by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, JCHA Executive Director Vivian Brady-Phillips and Holland Gardens Resident Bernadine Taylor, who served as a resident representative and voting member on the JCHA’s Evaluation Committee.
Valued at an estimated $500 million, the redevelopment plan will preserve all 192 existing public housing units with a right of return for current residents. It will also expand affordability by adding 74 new affordable units for seniors, 309 market-rate units, and 56 two-bedroom condos – half of which will be affordable for families earning between 60% and 120% AMI. In addition, services for public housing residents will be significantly expanded, and a new public library will be built on the parcel to serve the surrounding community.
Originally built in 1944, all five existing low-rise Holland Gardens buildings will be demolished and redeveloped. Located on a 3.3-acre parcel near the entrance to Holland Tunnel, the complex currently serves 187 households, totaling 373 residents. A July 2020 Physical Needs Assessment found that Holland Gardens requires $57.4 million in repairs and modernization.