At LSC’s Virtual Genius Gala 2020: I Stand For Science event last Monday evening (and still viewable on LSC's Facebook page and at GeniusGala.org), CEO and President Paul Hoffman provided an update on SciTech Scity, the planned 30-acre world-class innovation campus to launch and grow dozens of science and technology companies and reimagine K-12 science education. Paul shared a video showing the 12.5 distressed acres next to LSC being transformed into SciTech Scity.
“I’m standing on the 12.5-acre parcel of land that Jersey City, through the visionary leadership of Mayor Steve Fulup, donated to Liberty Science Center to become the heart of SciTech Scity where scientists, entrepreneurs, students, and innovators will come together to harness science and create a better future for all of us,” Hoffman says in the video. “Once the site of a car pound and a sewage facility, this overgrown land is adjacent to Liberty Science Center and 1,200-acre Liberty State Park.
“On this land we’ll build Edge Works, a seven-story facility that will include a state-of-the-art conference center, a gallery for bleeding-edge technology, and four floors of offices, R&D labs, and collaboration spaces for start-up companies and individual entrepreneurs. We’ll build Liberty Science High School, a science and technology high school for 400 teenagers who aspire to be scientists and rock the world. And a venture partner selected by us will build Scholars Village, residential and temporary housing for families, students, and innovators who want to join SciTech Scity’s curated community of the future. And that’s just the first phase, in 2023. We have space for subsequent construction and still leave five open acres for a landscaped public commons.”