RE-NJ: Ironstate, Panepinto cap off Jersey City project with 539-unit rental tower (SLIDESHOW)

RENJBy Joshua Burd – Ironstate Development Co. and Panepinto Properties have taken the wraps off the last piece of a multiphase, mixed-use project that has brought nearly 1,500 new apartments and a hotel to downtown Jersey City over the course of a decade.

The developers have already leased more than 100 apartments at the final phase, a 539-unit luxury apartment building known as 90 Columbus, after debuting the property only three weeks ago. Located at the corner of Columbus Drive and Grove Street, the 51-story tower is now reaping the benefits that have propelled the earlier phases of the project, including a location at the entrance to the Grove Street PATH Station. FULL STORY

PANEPINTO GALLERIES & SPEAR STREET CAPITAL PRESENT “THROUGH THE EYES OF AN ARTIST”

clip_image002PANEPINTO GALLERIES, in collaboration with SPEAR STREET CAPITAL, presents THROUGH THE EYES OF AN ARTIST highlighting artwork by 56 artists from Jersey City, Hoboken, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx. The more than 70 extraordinary works of art showcased in this group exhibition explore the theme of an artist’s perception of contemporary life.

  • JCAST: Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15, 12pm6pm
  • OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, October 24, 6pm 9pm
  • OPEN WEEKLY: Starting October 30, 2017, Monday through Friday, 9am – 6pm

      Additionally available by appointment and private events

LOCATION: 70 Hudson Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

The intimate subject matter – through the eyes of an artist – articulates a narrative on the world we live in today as seen through an artist’s eye. This eclectic body of work creates a meaningful experience to visitors, comprised of a range of mediums from figurative oil paintings to abstract acrylics, to works on paper, photography, and mixed media sculpture. Continue reading

3 Journal Square Celebrates Two Major Milestones as it Prepares for Much Anticipated June Grand Opening

First Residents Arrive As Developers Unveil On-Site Leasing Center and Furnished Models

Development partners Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties have announced two notable milestones at 3 Journal Square in advance of its official Grand Opening later this month.

The most significant event is the arrival of the first residents at 3 Journal Square who are now enjoying a modern, energy-infused lifestyle that includes the most outstanding amenities in the area.

The developers have also unveiled a new leasing center and fully-furnished studio and one- bedroom model apartments located within the building at 2935 John F. Kennedy Boulevard.

“With 3 Journal Square, we’ve introduced a new luxury residential option to a neighborhood that is rich in history and culture, and clearly on the move,” said Gus Milano, President and COO of Hartz Mountain Industries.  “There’s an atmosphere here that appeals to a cross section of people, and we’ve enhanced that with a building that promotes a modern living experience.” Continue reading

RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT® OFFICIALLY OPENS IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY

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With the cut of a ceremonial ribbon, the 152-suite Residence Inn by Marriott® officially opened today in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey.   The all-suite Residence Inn Jersey City will operate as a Marriott franchise and is owned by Columbus Hotel Urban Renewal, a joint venture entity of Ironstate Development Company of Hoboken, New Jersey and Panepinto Properties of Jersey City.  The hotel is managed by True North Hotel Group of Overland Park, Kansas.

Located at 80 Christopher Columbus Drive in the heart of this vibrant urban destination and just minutes from Manhattan via the adjacent Grove Street PATH Station, ten miles from Newark International Airport and 15 miles from LaGuardia Airport, the Residence Inn Jersey City offers business and leisure travelers convenient access to the myriad commercial, cultural, entertainment, dining and nightlife pursuits located on both sides of the Hudson River.

Marriott Residence Inn Jersey City Ribbon Cutting“The Residence Inn Jersey City provides a much-needed extended-stay hotel option in an area that already offers terrific public transportation, a walkable setting, and proximity to Jersey City’s financial district, midtown and downtown Manhattan, Wall Street, and other points of interest,” said David Barry, president of Ironstate Development Company. “We are excited to partner with Marriott and its globally-recognized Residence Inn brand, and are confident the hotel will appeal to business and leisure travelers, both as a stand-alone destination and as a launching point into New York City.”

The opening celebration drew public officials led by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, community dignitaries and business leaders.  The influential group of attendees all touted the role the hotel will play in advancing Jersey City as the best midsize city in America. Continue reading

3 Journal Square to Launch Leasing Later this Month for 240 Modern Apartments Steps from the PATH Station

jsq-3_mr1Leasing will officially get underway later this month for 3 Journal Square, a new 240-unit luxury rental building located just steps from the PATH Station in this resurgent Jersey City neighborhood.

In readying for the leasing launch, development partners Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties have opened a temporary leasing office adjacent to the building at 1 Journal Square Plaza where prospective renters can preview information and visuals of the building’s spacious residences and resort-like amenities, and take advantage of pre-leasing opportunities.  The developers have also launched a website at www.threejournalsquare.com, unveiled exterior and lobby renderings and announced that initial move-ins will start mid-to-late-April.

lobby-copy1Featuring an ultra-convenient location, a full suite of indoor and outdoor lifestyle amenities and prices starting in the $1,600s for spacious and well-appointed studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments spread throughout 12 floors plus a Penthouse level, 3 Journal Square is expected to resonate with renters looking for a new modern living experience in a burgeoning neighborhood at prices that are attractive for Jersey City.

For more information on 3 Journal Square or to schedule an appointment, call 201-617-5818 or visit www.threejournalsquare.com.  The building’s temporary leasing office is located at

1 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 6pm, Wednesday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

3 Journal Square to Launch Leasing Later this Month for 240 Modern Apartments Steps from the PATH Station

JSQ-3_MRTemporary Leasing Office Opens at 1 Journal Square Plaza in Jersey City To Provide Prospective Renters with Information and Pre-Leasing Opportunities

Leasing will officially get underway later this month for 3 Journal Square, a new 240-unit luxury rental building located just steps from the PATH Station in this resurgent Jersey City neighborhood.

In readying for the leasing launch, development partners Hartz Mountain Industries and Panepinto Properties have opened a temporary leasing office adjacent to the building at 1 Journal Square Plaza where prospective renters can preview information and visuals of the building’s spacious residences and resort-like amenities, and take advantage of pre-leasing opportunities.  The developers have also launched a website at www.threejournalsquare.com, unveiled exterior and lobby renderings and announced that initial move-ins will start mid-to-late-April.

Lobby copyFeaturing an ultra-convenient location, a full suite of indoor and outdoor lifestyle amenities and prices starting in the $1,600s for spacious and well-appointed studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments spread throughout 12 floors plus a Penthouse level, 3 Journal Square is expected to resonate with renters looking for a new modern living experience in a burgeoning neighborhood at prices that are attractive for Jersey City.

For more information on 3 Journal Square or to schedule an appointment, call 201-617-5818 or visit www.threejournalsquare.com.  The building’s temporary leasing office is located at

1 Journal Square Plaza, Jersey City, NJ. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 6pm, Wednesday from 10am to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

50th Floor Penthouses at 70 Columbus in Jersey City Transformed into “Mementos” Pop-Up Art Exhibition

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Penthouse 4 at 70 Columbus. PHOTO: James Salzano

A collection of 50th-floor Penthouses at 70 Columbus, the iconic luxury rental tower in downtown Jersey City, has been temporarily transformed into a pop-up art exhibition featuring the work of regional artists, artisans and boutiques.

The public, as well as those interested in viewing the luxe apartments which offer stunning views of the Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and Downtown Manhattan, will have an opportunity to see the exhibit, titled “Mementos,” in an authentic apartment experience where all art, furnishings and accessories are for sale.  The meticulously curated exhibit, presented by Jersey City-based Panepinto Galleries in collaboration with 70 Columbus, was conceived to showcase neighborhood shops and a superior coterie of artists that weave together themes of love and remembrance through paintings, drawings and sculpture.  “Mementos” is a selection of works inspired by this positive expression, with artwork curated by Michelle Doll and Lisa Lebofsky, jewelry & fashion consulting by Jessica Van Treuren, and interior design by Regina Mariano.

“Mementos” is open weekly on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 7 p.m. through March 6th, with sunset cocktails offered from 5-7 pm.  Additionally, it is open by appointment and available for private events.

Developed by Ironstate Development Company and Panepinto Properties, 70 Columbus has exploded onto the downtown Jersey City residential scene with an impressive 50% of its 545 modern apartments leased since opening in November.  Located at 70 Christopher Columbus Drive adjacent to the Grove Street PATH Station, the building features studios, one- and two-bedroom residences, with monthly rents currently starting from $2,400.  The Marketing Directors is the building’s exclusive leasing and marketing agent.

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Penthouse 2 at 70 Columbus in Jersey City, which is part of “Mementos,” a pop-up art exhibit by Columbus 70 and Panepinto Galleries. PHOTO: James Salzano

Well-designed residences feature airy, light-filled interiors, unique crafted finishes and sustainably-sourced materials.  Oversized windows maximize panoramic views of the New York City skyline while spilling sunlight across oak wood floors.  Sleek kitchens are outfitted with GE stainless steel appliances, Kohler fixtures and white quartz countertops.

Incredible social spaces designed by Noé Duchaufour Lawrance include an inviting and attended lobby and a stylish resident lounge, while a 60,000 square-foot landscaped roof deck offers a pool, sport court, grilling stations and dog run.  Residents also enjoy free membership to Base Gym, a 30,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art gym located on the ground floor of the building.

For more information on 70 Columbus, visit www.70columbus.com, or call 201-433-7004.

About Panepinto Properties

Panepinto Galleries was founded by Stefania Panepinto in 2011 as a collective space to host gallery exhibitions and film screenings. Located in the heart of the Powerhouse Arts District in Jersey City, NJ, the 10,000SF gallery and artist’s studios have been vital in building a vibrant community for artists, local residents and visitors from the surrounding metro area. For further information and to join our mailing list, please contact the gallery: art@panepintogalleries.com| T: 201.521.9000.

 

JC Art Gallery Opens New Show

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Image: Peter Drake

PANEPINTO GALLERIES, in collaboration with 70 COLUMBUS, presents a one-month
pop up exhibition highlighting the passion and talent of the creators and
makers of Jersey City.

OPENING RECEPTION: Feb 5, 5pm-9pm (sunset cocktails from the 50th Floor)

OPEN WEEKLY: Sat & Sun, 1pm-7pm through March 6 (sunset cocktails 5pm-7pm)

Additionally available by appointment and private events

The exhibition “Mementos” features the multi- faceted dimensions of love
through art and objects. “Mementos”, will be showcased in an authentic
apartment home experience with local artists, boutiques and artisans from
the community and local area. The 50th floor penthouses, with their stunning
panoramic views, will be transformed into elegantly furnished homes where
all art, furnishings and accessories are for sale. This meticulously curated
experience will be a warm place to get to know your neighborhood shops and a
superior coterie of artists that weave together themes of love and
remembrance through paintings, drawings and sculpture. “Mementos” is a
selection of works inspired by this positive expression of love.

Artwork curated by Michelle Doll & Lisa Lebofsky Interior Design & Accessories by Regina Mariano Jewelry and Fashion consulting by Jessica Van Treuren.

Panepinto Galleries was founded by Stefania Panepinto in 2011 as a collective space to host gallery exhibitions and film screenings. Located in the heart of the Powerhouse Arts District in Jersey City, NJ, the 10,000SF gallery and artist’s studios have been vital in building a vibrant community for artists, local residents and visitors from the surrounding metro area. For further information and to join our mailing list, please contact the gallery: art@panepintogalleries.com| T: 201.521.9000.

Onward & Upward!

NJ BIZ features projects by Ironstate Development Company and KRE Group, in new, special report on Jersey City development.

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50-70 Columbus

When the first wave of developers broke ground in Jersey City in the ’90s, they relied heavily on its proximity to Manhattan and public transportation to fill modest rental units.

“Earlier on, the main selling point was just building an efficient product with views of Manhattan where you could get them.” said David Barry, president of Ironstate Development Company.

Fast -forward nearly two decades and Ironstate’s latest project touts luxury living accommodations typically found on the other side of the Hudson. Instead of reminding prospective renters about the benefits of living in the Big Apple’s shadow, Ironstate’s newest advertising campaign celebrates the city as a draw in and of itself, proclaiming “We Are Jersey City”.

“As the energy and success grew around the urban areas, it became more obvious that this is a great place to live and work. There is a demand for this city.” Barry said. “My projects have gotten bigger, more architecturally significant, and include more design and amenities. “

Illustrating his point is Ironstate and Panepinto Properties’ ongoing project on Christopher Columbus Drive. The development opened in 2007 with the 400-unit 50 Columbus tower set atop the then-recently remodeled Grove Street PATH Station.

‘”That building represents part of Jersey City’s evolution Us a more traditional brick building with efficiencies.” said Barry.

In comparison, developers dubbed the project’s next phase, 70 Columbus, a “residential jewel”.

A high- rise with 543 luxury units, the newly opened 70 Columbus was designed by prominent New York firm Gwathmey, Siegel, Kaufman and Associate Architects. The project’s final two phases will include additional luxury rental residences at 90 Columbus, a 150-room Marriott Residence Inn at 80 Columbus and mixed retail services.

In addition to unobstructed views of downtown Manhattan, 70 Columbus offers upscale amenities on par with high-end Manhattan living: an attended lobby, fireplace lounge, billiards room, multimedia theater, catering kitchen, landscaped roof deck including a pool, grilling/ BBO stations, sport court, dog run and an outdoor kids play area.

It’s those extras – which also includes parks with sweeping Manhattan vistas, organic garden plots, Citi Bike stations, cooking classes and doggie day care centers – that foster communal livinq and are the calling card of this new spate of development springing up in Jersey City, said Jeremy Kaplan, chief operating officer of KRE Group.

Today it’s not just come home, get your mail, go up to your apartment and don’t come back out.” said Kaplan of the modern urban dweller.  “People want to get to know who is living next to them. They are interested in community and our buildings are being designed to cater to that.”

In the case of 18 Park, one of many joint projects from KRE Group and Ironstate, the building was developed around that interest in community – literally. The architecturally distinct 11-story structure, which opened in 2014 and features 422 residences in the city’s Liberty Harbor North neighborhood, also is home to the new 18.000-square-foot Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County.

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Rendering of 235 Grand

 What the two developers have planned at the site of the former Boys & Girts Club behind 235 Grand St promises to cultivate outdoor community gathering space and revitalize a sizable chunk of Jersey City’s waterfront. Plans for 235 Grand are not finalized, but include a 45-story rental lower with 549 units and an additional 10-story building with 131 units next door. A key piece of the plan would take Grove Street where it ends at Grand and extend it to a public park on the waterfront.

“Grove Street has become such a draw to walk and to shop. This would just continue the flow of the cityscape.” said Kaplan. “The city has been encouraging us to extend Grove to change the landscape of Jersey City and benefit its residents. It’s something we couldn’t do without their support.”

And just how many more residential properties can Jersey City support?

As the population has grown, so has the burden on the light rail, PATH and ferry connections that spurred redevelopment in the first place.

“We have a finite number of links to the city.” said Barry. “I think that’s an issue that has to be resolved sooner or later. We need more ferries, more efficient trains. The Port Authority needs to invest more money in that system.”

But in the immediate future, Kaplan and Barry still see room for growth here.

“Jersey City has become a desirable place to live in its own right. The draw before was the accessibility and affordability, but it’s also acquired enormous quality of life features.” Kaplan said. “We continue to believe that will grow and grow.”

 

Mapping the Rise of New Jersey’s 23 Tallest Towers

Curbed.com maps Jersey City’s tallest buildings! 

New York may be known for its skyscrapers, but its humble neighbor to the west is slowly but surely catching up in the megaproject department. While New Jersey won’t be getting any supertall towers anytime soon, there are plenty of larger developments coming to the state, including 99 Hudson Street in Jersey City, a planned 990-foot tower that will, upon completion, become the tallest building in the state. There’s also a pie-in-the-sky idea to resurrect the struggling Atlantic City via a giant new casino and tower. So what better time is there to look at the tallest towers rising in the Garden State? This list looks at both the tallest planned towers and some of the smaller ones—but ends with 475-foot-tall buildings. (We had to stop somewhere.)


JOURNAL SQUARED, TOWER 2
The Journal Squared complex is Jersey City’s own megaproject, with Kushner Real Estate Group andNational Real Estate Advisors developing three residential towers in the Journal Square neighborhood. Of the three structures, tower 2 is expected to be the tallest, at 70 stories and 742 feet tall. Completion is expected sometime in 2016. [Rendering via Hollwich Kushner]
SUMMIT AVENUE & PAVONIA AVENUE, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07306

URL HARBORSIDE
URL Harborside—the acronym stands for “Urban Ready Life” is a boxy, three-building project designed by Dutch firm concrete and developed by Ironstate and Mack Cali. Each of the three towers will be 713 feet tall, with approximately 736 aparments spread across the entire complex. The buildings are amenity-heavy, with offerings like a rooftop pool, on-site cafe, and fitness center available to residents. Estimated completion: 2016. [Rendering via Ironstate]

70 COLUMBUS
Being developed by Ironstate Development Company and Panepinto Properties, 70 Columbus is a 500-foot-tall rental building containing 543 luxury units, including studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. It’s expected to open by the end of the year. [Rendering via Ironstate]
70 CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS DRIVE, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302

 235 GRAND STREET
Being developed Ironstate and Kushner Real Estate Group (KRE), this residential building is being constructed on the site of an old coal bunker and will have 670 rental units. Though it won’t come close to being one of the state’s tallest, it’ll still rise to 475 feet high upon completion. [Rendering via HLW]
235 GRAND STREET, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302