The project, known as Scitech Scity, is slated for 16 acres of city-owned land adjacent to the science center.
Mayor Steve Fulop in a statement touted the project as one that will be a catalyst for a growing technology sector in Jersey City.
“This is one of the most exciting projects we have had the opportunity to work on as it is an innovative, ambitious partnership with the private sector that will attract scientists and innovators from around the world,” Fulop said.
The changes allow for construction of research and development facilities, labs, hotels, office space, restaurants and more.
The site plan for Scitech Scity has not been approved by city officials yet.
The city is giving the land to the science center. When the city announced the move in 2015, Fulop called the move “an investment in culture.”
A Liberty Science Center spokeswoman, asked whether the school would be public or private, said that determination has not been made.
The 300,000-square-foot Liberty Science Center opened in 1993.