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Dirt Moves on Next Phase of JC’s University Place Master Plan

Executives from The Hampshire Companies, Claremont Companies and Circle Squared were joined by New Jersey City University President Sue Henderson and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop to break ground for RIVET 2, a luxury apartment development.

The 199-unit project at 26 University Blvd. is part of the next phase of the University Place mixed-use master plan for Jersey City’s emerging west end neighborhood.

“For developers, creating a sense of place and community can often be one of the most challenging aspects of any large-scale real estate project,” said James E. Hanson II, Hampshire’s president and CEO. “With the ongoing leasing success at RIVET 1 and our groundbreaking for RIVET 2, we believe that we are well on our way.”

Developed in conjunction with New Jersey City University and Jersey City, University Place will include 1,000 new luxury residential units, and access to more than 120,000 square feet of retail.

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