Welcome to the Heights Section of Jersey City, NJ

Ask A Planner Event - Thursday, 8/29

Jersey City's Division of City Planning, in partnership with the Central Avenue SID, will be hosting the "Ask A Planner" event for the Heights on Thursday, August 29th at the Central Avenue parklet from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM*. The parklet is located by Gino's Pizzeria/ Advanced Foot & Ankle Care/ Dulce De Leche Bakery near Charles Street. If you ever wondered "what is a City Planner" or "what is a Parklet," this is your opportunity to get answers. Join professional planners Lindsey Sigmund and Mallory Clark to discuss their efforts to guide the City's growth. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to Dulce De Leche Bakery.

*Note: This post was updated to reflect new event time.

Learn more about Jersey City's parklets and give feedback.

Stay Connected:

Central Avenue Jersey City Heights on Intagram

Central Avenue Redevelopment Plan for Block 2901 Study Area

The Jersey City Division of City Planning, in partnership with the Central Avenue SID, want your input on how to improve Central Avenue (specifically block 2901) to better meet community needs. All members of the community are encouraged to attend, learn more about this study, and provide feedback. [Read More]

Creative Placemaking on Central Avenue

New Central Avenue Mural By Artist Xiomara Gonzalez.

Creative placemaking has become important to the experience and benefits of shopping local. Public art, in its many forms, can rejuvenate a neighborhood when done correctly. It brings new energy and vibrancy to neighborhoods. It also can make Central Avenue a fun place to visit. CASID’s art initiatives have grown out of the belief that creative placemaking contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of neighborhoods. [Read More]

Recent Events in the District:

Call for Art: Central Avenue, Jersey City

The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corporation graciously thanks the many artists that responded to our call-for-art which was due Friday, August 2, 2019. We are now reviewing the submissions and expect to announce the selection in September. Selected artwork will be commissioned for installation in the fall and paid upon completion. [Read More]

Development and Infrastructure Improvements along Central Avenue

New on Central Avenue, Jersey City

  • Print Square
  • Powerstaffing
  • Verizon
  • Los Aztecas Bakery
  • Smart Wireless

More New Businesses on the Avenue>

Top 20 New Businesses on Central Avenue by ChicpeaJC

SID Teams up with CDS to clean-up Central

CASID continues to coordinate with Jersey City and Commercial District Services LLC (CDS) to get Central Avenue's streetscape back into shape. The City's limited staff is often busy managing the 43 litter baskets in the district and cannot consistently address the other maintenance needs in the district. As such, Central Avenue businesses and commercial property owners (via their SID program) have hired CDS to help out. CDS will in the district just a few days per month to clean our 133 light poles, remove weeds/ light landscaping, painting our curbs, painting our bus stops, and give our main thoroughfare some much needed TLC. While merchants continue to sweep their own sidewalks, CDS staff will be in the district to do the tough stuff. [See Report]

Jersey City's Ban on Disposable Plastic Bags

"Pay by App Parking" Now on Central Ave!

Its here! ParkMobile has arrived on Central Ave, Jersey City. Motorists now have the choice of paying for parking the traditional way (drop a coin) or smartphones (credit card). Download the app now to make your next drive to our shopping district that much more convenient. Thanks to Mayor Steven Fulop and Business Administrator Brian Platt for welcoming the technology to our city while maintaining the simplicity of traditional meter parking.

New CASID Annual Report Is Now Available