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Pop Up Jackson Hill is a micro-entrepreneurship incubator that creates a temporary pop up venue by converting four shipping containers into a community centered retail and art hub. Pop Up Jackson Hill provides affordable storefronts in a formerly empty lot across from the newly built City Hall Annex, which currently houses 250 employees and welcomes hundreds of visitors daily. Pop-Up Jackson Hill will help grow local Jersey City small businesses, as well as draw foot traffic and investment to the Jackson Hill neighborhood.
The space features four container storefronts, two food trucks, and one pop-up vendor tent and will host a weekly farmer’s market. Cultural programming will be provided by a rotating artist in residence and a variety of live events. Businesses will be supported by business development workshops and educational events.
There are four shipping containers (8’x20’) called “trippers” because they have been on only one trip before they were taken out of service. Each container is watertight and weatherproof. The containers will be used as temporary structures with electricity that will come from outdoor outlets built near the foundations, similar to a mobile home. Each container has the capacity to provide space to 2 and 3 tenants.
Their conversion into usable space includes: