WELCOME TO JOURNAL SQUARE
Formed in 1995, the Journal Square Restoration Corporation (JSRC), is a private, not-for-profit corporation representing business and commercial property owners and institutional interests in the district. It was designated by the City of Jersey City to operate the Journal Square Special Improvement District (SID), the largest of four special improvement districts in the city.
The JSRC is one of the largest of New Jersey’s 80 SIDs. Within the district, business and property owners levy a self-imposed tax to finance improvements in the district.
The JSRC’s annual work plan funds district-wide advocacy for the improvement of the district as well as additional maintenance and security programs to supplement both private and public services to the district. The work plan also includes year-round community outreach and marketing programs. The work plan is funded by the SID assessment, private funding and matching grants of UEZ funds approved by the City Council of Jersey City.
The JSRC, in cooperation with the City of Jersey City developed a $5.3 million Capital Improvement Plan, underwritten by a groundbreaking combination of federal, state and city monies that brought dramatic physical changes to the Square in the Fall of 1999. The major reconstruction project included a new pedestrian plaza, a spectacular central fountain, new lighting fixtures, street signs, brick paved sidewalks, and landscaping throughout the district.
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WHAT WE DO
THE JOURNAL SQUARE RESTORATION CORPORATION PROVIDES OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY, BUSINESS AND PROPERTY OWNERS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES TO SUPPORT QUALITY OF LIFE AND ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.
LANDSCAPING & BEAUTIFICATION
Beautifying our district through seasonal plantings and landscaping services
QUALITY OF LIFE & OUTDOOR SERVICES
Improving the quality of life in our district through outdoor sanitation, maintenance and supplemental policing
PLACEMAKING & OUTDOOR ACTIVATION
Activating our public spaces through supplemental public amenities and outdoor events
Improving our district through physical and visual improvements to public spaces and amenities