St. Peter’s University Tower – McGinley Square
Designed by KPN Architects, LLC, St. Peter’s University Tower is an urban, mixed-use high-rise building located at the heart of McGinley Square in Jersey City, New Jersey. Estimated to cost in excess of $220M, this 22-story building will house various Retail Shops on the Street Level, a 2200-seat, 12-plex Cinema on the Second Floor, a rooftop Swimming Pool and upscale Specialty Restaurants supported by a 700-car, below ground Robotic Parking Garage. The tower will also feature a 300-Bed Student Housing component to accommodate the University’s rising student enrollment as well as over 420 high-end, market-rate Residential Apartment Suites.
Situated at the center of McGinley Square, a once bustling center of business and trade for Jersey City, the project hopes to become the catalyst for redevelopment in the area, and once again re-establish McGinley Square as the hub of social and business activity in the City. Born out of a vision by a partnership venture headed by SORA Development of Maryland and St. Peter’s University, the designers at KPN Architects developed the design of this state-of-the-art building with an eye towards creating a lasting impact on the city skyline and acknowledging the University’s many years of presence in the City as a major member of the community. Intended to glow amidst the evening sky, the “Sails” that crown the building offers a symbolic metaphor consistent with the University’s mission of educating young men and women to be future leaders.
Currently going through its Design Phases, the construction of the building is projected to begin around the middle of 2015 and completed during the fall of 2016.