Cove JC is located on the Hudson River. Image: Ennead Architects
The launch of a super-connected innovation community in Jersey City has been announced where innovators from across industries and the globe can convene to communicate and create.
The product of a joint venture between Argent Ventures and H&R Reit, the global hub for life science, tech and medicine, according to the partners, will offer an “unrivalled ecosystem” for discovery.
Called Cove JC, the hub located on the Hudson River at the mouth of New York Harbour, will be connected to NYC and New Jersey and served by three international airports.
Cove’s geographic location benefits from the largest concentration of biomedical engineers and scientists in the world, Argent claims. Upon completion, the mixed-use campus will encompass more than 13 acres, comprising 1.4 million square feet of lab/tech office and 1.6 million square feet of residences with ample room for parking.
It also includes a waterfront park that brings the outdoors in and the indoors out – for tenants, residents, and the Jersey City community alike. It will be filled with lush greenery and vertical gardens, biophilic design pieces, event spaces, and terraces. The ground-up development is being designed by Ennead Architects.
“The Cove epitomises our commitment to reigniting New Jersey’s innovation economy as a global leader in technology and life sciences,” said governor Phil Murphy. “With the most educated workforce in the country and unmatched location, New Jersey is uniquely positioned to innovate and build the companies of the future.”
Intended to bridge disciplines, institutions and people, Cove JC is a super-connected live-work-play ‘supercluster’ just minutes from Manhattan in the heart of the East Coast life sciences/tech corridor.
This location is the centre of one of the world’s largest STEM concentrations: colleges and universities, hospitals, healthcare companies, tech firms, data companies, accelerators, maker spaces, pharmaceutical companies, finance firms and more.
“With the most educated workforce in the country and unmatched location, New Jersey is uniquely positioned to innovate and build the companies of the future”
The Cove seeks to reimagine city life by bringing people what they need and want closer together: flexible, state-of-the-art workspaces alongside residences, expansive parkland on the Hudson River, connections to multiple transit options, retail, restaurants and bars.
This high-design campus will benefit from 21st-century infrastructure, lightning-fast broadband, and convenient connections to its neighbours, including Liberty State Park, Liberty Science Centre and Scitech Scity (which will be home to a large conference centre, co-working spaces, and more).