380 Montgomery Street (Formerly St. Bridget’s Church)

380 Montgomery Street

Jersey City, New Jersey

LWDMR is designing the adaptive reuse of this circa 1889 former Catholic Church in downtown Jersey City as a 38-unit, market-rate residential building, following the successful conversion of the adjacent St. Bridget Rectory and School to seniors’ housing. The site is within both the Montgomery Gateway Redevelopment plan area, and the Van Vorst Historic District, so that both historic District Commission and Planning Board Approvals are required.

The interior space is reconfigured with newly constructed floors as a mix of 1, 2 & 3 BR and Studio Apartments, taking advantage of the steeply pitched roof and two bell towers, as well as a new 3-story rear addition. Original building elements such as the slate roof, stained-glass windows, and other architecturally significant features are to be retained and restored.