The Building

The Project 14C residency program is located in the 150 Bay Street building, formerly the warehouse for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P), built in 1908 and designed by architect Howard Chapman.

The building is a landmark listed under the Federal Register of Historic Places, in the heart of the Powerhouse Arts District of downtown Jersey City. It’s located two blocks from the Grove Street PATH station and so has quick and easy access to Manhattan and New York City.  The building has a mix of commercial, arts and residential spaces, with multiple private and dedicated entrances for each section of the building.

The ground floor has several commercial and retail storefronts, including Prato Bakery, Juice Box, and Departed Soles Brewing Company. Art150 is on the second floor, with art gallery spaces and more than 50 artist studio spaces.

Project 14C occupies the entire 4th, 5th and 6th floors at 150 Bay Street – the address of its dedicated entrance is 157B 1st Street, Jersey City NJ 07302.

These floors were renovated in 2021 and converted into state of the art dormitory facilities for the athletes and sports teams of Alliance University.  The University closed operations in 2023, leaving the spaces empty and creating the unprecedented opportunity for expansive artist residency live-work studios.

The Residency facility

The Project 14C program includes 78 fully furnished dormitory/apartment/studio live-work spaces that range in size from 877 square feet (81.5 sq meters) to 1504 sq ft (140 sq meters) and can offer generous live-work space for up to 4 artists each in the spaces that previously housed up to 6 student athletes. The majority of spaces will be for two or three artists, to allow ample room for living and work space.

  • 124,193 total square footage of furnished and recently renovated space with 72 large artist live-work furnished studios, 9 Resident Advisor apartments, and common spaces
  • Visual arts classrooms and maker spaces
  • Recording studio
  • Film editing studio
  • Green screen room
  • Writers clubhouse
  • Secure lobby with keyless entry
  • Mailboxes and package room
  • 2 passenger elevators just for Residency 14C access
  • Freight elevator/loading docks
  • Gym facilities and locker rooms
  • Conference room
  • Study rooms 
  • Laundry room on each floor
  • Wi-fi and utlities provided
  • Building has a live-in super and live-in engineer
  • All facilities fully ADA compliant
  • Use of Gallery 14C on Art150’s 2nd floor for exhibitions and/or performances