Canal Crossing comprises 111 acres of contiguous land in Jersey City, NJ. It is a unique opportunity for the city and private interests to transform a blighted industrial area into a truly green community.
Based upon a master plan prepared by Dresdner Robin, the Canal Crossing Redevelopment Plan centered on creating a community that would be mixed-use and modern, transit-oriented, and above all “green.” The focus on green established the way residents would navigate their new neighborhood, with pedestrian and bicycle friendly space and reduced dependency on cars.
Dresdner Robin planning program activities included design charrettes, community meetings and plan presentations, and providing a myriad of concept developments, grid layouts, standards, landscape, lighting and designs for streets, open space, and parks. Streetscape and park designs developed by our landscape architecture group incorporated many sustainable features. Bio-swales, storm water planters, permeable pavers, LED lighting, and materials with high recycled content will allow Canal Crossing to be a first truly green development in Jersey City.