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Phase 1 of Jersey City church redevelopment, the new homeless shelter, nears completion

Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal

The year 2026, meet 1896.

The first phase of the long-anticipated restoration of St. Lucy’s Church property — which features an ultra-modern 23-story glass mixed-use complex towering over a nearly 130-year-old building on Grove Street — is nearing completion.

The church, built in 1896, has been the focus of a revitalization effort that will incorporate 443 market-rate units with a fully restored church. The first phase of the project, located near the Holland Tunnel between 15th and 16th streets, includes a new shelter facility for the city’s homeless residents across the street from the church and connected current shelter.


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