Grove Street Visioning Study

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Jersey City designated portions of Grove Street as a pedestrian plaza to provide the general public and local businesses with additional space for outdoor dining and public gathering. The Department of Infrastructure has initiatied a long-term visioning process for the future of Grove Street between 1st Street and Montgomery Street and its relationship to the Newark Avenue Pedestrian Plaza and Grove Street Plaza.

The goals of this study are to:

  • Evaluate the tactical/quick-build changes that were implemented on Grove Street between 1st Street and Montgomery Street.
  • Develop a plan for future programming, use, and design for this corridor that balances the City’s traffic safety, sustainability, and placemaking goals with community and business needs and desires. 

The Department held an open house public workshop in front of City Hall on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to offer residents, business owners, and other stakeholders to provide input regarding the opportunities and challenges associated with this section of Grove Street. Additionally, the Department collected feedback via an online survey, with 84% of all respondents in favor of making the public spaces on Grove Street permanent.

The final Public Realm Plan was published in September 2023.

Project Overview

Location: Grove Street, 1st Street to Montgomery Street

Study Began: March 2023

Plan Published: September 2023

Funding: Operating Budget - On-call Services

Scope of Work: The City is conducting a  study to develop a long-term vision for the Grove Street corridor.