Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop Joins Developers to Grand Open The Enclave Luxury Rental Building

The Enclave Ribbon Cutting

Jersey City, NJ Mayor Steven Fulop joins developers in a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of The Enclave, a new 260-unit luxury rental building along the Hoboken border. From left: Rodd Werstil, Partner, McKinney Properties; Jonathan Schwartz, Partner, BNE Real Estate Group; Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop; David Pantirer, Partner, BNE Real Estate Group; Marc Pantirer, Partner, BNE Real Estate Group; George Vallone, Co-Founder and President, Hoboken Brownstone Company; and Daniel Ganz, Co-Founder and CEO, Hoboken Brownstone Company.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop recently joined officials from BNE Real Estate Group, Hoboken Brownstone Company and McKinney Properties to officially grand open The Enclave, a new collection of 260 luxury apartments and resort-style amenities in one of the city’s hottest new neighborhoods.

With the cut of a ceremonial ribbon, Mayor Fulop, fellow municipal officials, local dignitaries and development principals celebrated the addition of The Enclave’s upscale residences and more than 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities to the burgeoning Jersey City neighborhood along the Hoboken border. Located at 675 Monmouth Street, the Minno & Wasko-designed building, with its modern interior aesthetic and endless social spaces that encourage resident interaction, complements the neighborhood’s existing mix of retail, dining and cultural attractions while offering a convenient launching point to Manhattan and all that downtown Jersey City and Hoboken have to offer.

“The opening of the Enclave is exciting for Jersey City as the new addition enhances the rapidly growing neighborhood where the City borders Hoboken,” said Mayor Steven Fulop. “The transformation of this land, from part of the Van Leer Chocolate Factory to new modern apartments, is a testament of our commitment to enhancing quality of life in every corner of this great City. This project was not only a major overhaul of this site, but it also creates jobs and entices people to consider calling Jersey City home.”

The Grand Opening event, which took place on the six-story building’s magnificent rooftop amenities terrace with the New York City skyline serving as a dramatic backdrop, occurred one month after the developers launched leasing at The Enclave. Renters have responded enthusiastically to the new lifestyle offering, with a number of residents having already moved in. The Marketing Directors is the building’s marketing and exclusive leasing agent.

“This former industrial neighborhood has quickly transformed into Jersey City’s newest live/play environment,” said Jonathan Schwartz, a partner at BNE Real Estate Group. “The Enclave takes full advantage of its convenient location, which is enhanced by our complimentary shuttle service to the Hoboken PATH Station, yet offers residents a more private setting with welcomed outdoor open space. Inside, we’ve delivered stylish homes and a creative offering of amenities that focuses on fun.”

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Apartments at The Enclave range from studios to two-bedroom residences, with select homes offering private balconies. Design-driven living spaces include nine-foot ceiling heights, crisp, white quartz countertops, modern stainless-steel appliances, in-home washer/dryers, and custom modular closets. Monthly rents start from $2,300, with a limited-time offer of one month free on a 13-month lease. Immediate occupancy is available.

The Enclave residents enjoy a full suite of cutting-edge indoor and outdoor amenities that were curated to create an exceptional urban lifestyle experience. An abundance of outdoor space is highlighted by a resort-style rooftop terrace featuring a swimming pool, private BBQ areas, outdoor bar and a fire pit – all set against the dazzling Manhattan skyline backdrop. The pet-friendly building also features a dog run and spa, multiple entertainment lounges, an arcade/game room, co-working spaces and conference room, children’s imagination room with connected outdoor play area, and a Zen garden. Fitness enthusiasts will enjoy a state-of-the art fitness center with virtual fitness programs, spin room, indoor/outdoor yoga areas, private massage room and resident locker rooms. Covered parking, bike storage and resident storage are available on-site.

Residents also enjoy 24-hour concierge, Amazon package lockers, pet concierge services through Bark Building, a Lyft partnership and pick up location, and a Citi Bike hub. The building is surrounding by outdoor landscaped open space and pedestrian plazas, while two new public parks created by the development partners are nearing completion and will feature a children’s playground and dog run.

“Downtown Jersey City continues to attract residents from both sides of the Hudson River and beyond with its exceptional combination of commuter convenience, vibrant arts, culture, dining and nightlife attractions, and value when compared with offerings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Long Island City,” said Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors. “This neighborhood is continuing that trend, and The Enclave is quickly emerging as the area’s signature residential address.”

The Enclave’s proximity to the Hoboken PATH Station and Holland Tunnel makes for an easy commute to Manhattan, while direct access to a network of highways brings New Jersey destinations into play without having to navigate through crowded local streets.

For additional information and to schedule a private tour of The Enclave, please visit http://www.TheEnclaveJC.com, or call 833-292-5351. The building’s leasing and model center is open daily and is located at 675 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ 07310

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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

BOUTIQUE COLLECTION OF 10 UPSCALE CONDOS COMING SOON TO HOBOKEN’S NORTH END

Good morning Jersey City! It’s no secret that JCFYI enjoys real estate projects of all types. Decided to see what’s new in development outside of Jersey City. Today JCFYI heads to Hoboken to see what’s new and exciting there. 

VIA Lofts ExteriorA boutique collection of ten upscale condominiums in Hoboken’s desirable north end will make its much anticipated debut in early fall, according to its developer.

Bijou Properties announced today that VIA Lofts, which features well-appointed two-and three-bedroom homes, will officially launch its sales program in mid-September.  Lavish condominiums at the six-story building will range from 1,372 to 1,495 square-feet of luxury living space with initial pricing expected to begin from $1.195 million.

Sophisticated finishes and appointments found throughout the homes include 11’ foot loft ceilings, high-performance Miele appliances, oversized windows, wide-plank oak flooring and super-efficient VRV central heating and cooling system.  Select condominiums will offer private terraces, and a limited number of residences will boast New York City views.

Located at 1410 Grand Street, VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification for homes from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and is the latest sustainable luxury condominium building introduced by Bijou Properties in uptown Hoboken, N.J.  Continue reading

15,000 SQUARE-FOOT SOHO SUMMER HOUSE AMENITY CLUB DEBUTS AT DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY RENTAL BUILDING

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Developer Manhattan Building Company has officially unveiled the Soho Summer House, a resort-inspired pool deck and amenity club at its 377-home Soho Lofts rental community in downtown Jersey City.

The Soho Summer House introduces a 15,000 square-foot outdoor oasis that blends desired aquatic features with community-centric amenities to create a socially-infused resident-only hotspot. The deck club is the perfect place to soak up the sun with an inviting Infinity edge pool with aqua jets, private poolside cabanas, individual daybeds, cooling outdoor showers and children’s misting system.

Dynamic shared amenities at Soho Summer House are sure to foster a sociable vibe.  Fireside seating and gas grills with preparation area are just two of the spaces that will set the joyful mood and encourage neighborly interaction.  Community activities will abound with a full screen movie theatre and resident event pavilion where City Homes & Gardens, Soho Lofts’ exclusive management and leasing agent, will host summer-themed gatherings and parties.

Those seeking individual relaxation and privacy can wind down in the deck’s separate hammock area and tranquil Zen garden.  Continue reading

Bijou Properties Reports Development Progress at VIA Lofts Luxury Condos in Uptown Hoboken

Checking in on this upcoming Hoboken project …

Bijou Properties is applying the finishing touches on the exterior façade of VIA Lofts, bringing into focus its latest sustainable luxury condominium building in uptown Hoboken, N.J.

Installation of the brick skin of the six-story building is almost complete, providing a first-hand look at how Bijou Properties is utilizing high quality eco-friendly and visually attractive materials to create a modern residential landmark at 1410 Grand Street.   The latest project in the Hoboken, N.J.-based developer’s portfolio of high-performing green buildings, VIA Lofts is registered for LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Designed by MHS Architects, VIA Lofts features a distinctive multi-colored red and grey VIA Lofts Constructionbrick exterior with oversized windows to blend seamlessly into its neighborhood streetscape.  The top penthouse floor adds to the architectural asset with an aluminum composite, a visually stunning metal finish that continues to waterfall down the edge of the façade into a board-form concrete finish.

“We’ve taken great strides to ensure that VIA Lofts is built with the finest products and the exterior vividly illustrates how we carefully selected high-end materials to deliver a luxury, environmentally-conscience condo building to Hudson County,” says Christopher Mazzola, Development Manager for Bijou Properties.

“For example, in today’s urban market the exteriors of many new multi-family projects are finished with brick panel siding.  At VIA Lofts, we laid traditional brick which is extremely eco-friendly and provides better weather prevention, temperature control and ease of maintenance.

Aesthetically, despite being hot out of the oven, the specially treated masonry bricks have the distinguished appearance of brick already aged 100-plus years.  The end result is a building that’s not only highly-efficient, but also stylish and contemporary.  VIA Lofts is sure to be a residential address buyers are proud to call home.”

The near completion of the exterior is not the only development progress being reported at the six-story building.  Many of the interior spaces at VIA Lofts are taking shape, including the dramatic two-story lobby that will welcome residents.

VIA Lofts will feature lavish two-and three-bedroom homes ranging from 1,186 to 1,495 square-feet of luxury living space.  Initial occupancy is expected in late fall.

Sophisticated finishes and appointments found throughout the homes at VIA Lofts include 11’ foot loft ceilings, high-performance Miele appliances, oversized windows and wide-plank oak flooring.  Select homes will offer private terraces.

Residents will enjoy a host of desirable building amenities and services, such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, private club room, landscaped amenity terrace with 42” lynx grilling area, and private parking garage.  There will also be 1,930 square-feet ground floor retail space.

Irene Perello of Hudson Place Realty is handling sales and marketing for VIA Lofts.

VIA Lofts is the latest collection of premium, “green” residences developed by Bijou Properties in Hoboken.   The building is being built in accordance with the USGBC’s LEED guidelines for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings which incorporate responsible site development, energy efficient design and ecological-friendly materials to create environmentally-sensitive urban living environment.

As recognition for its dedication to building responsible homes and buildings, Bijou Properties recently received a 2018 “Smart Growth” award for creating an iconic, mixed-use development in an emerging neighborhood in Hoboken. New Jersey Future, a non-profit organization that promotes responsible land-use policies, named the developers 424-unit 700 Jackson Street rental building one of the recipients of its prestigious annual award.

For additional information, please call 833-VIA-LOFT or visit www.vialofts.com.  Interested buyers can also email info@viahoboken.com.

About Bijou Properties

Founded in 1999 in Hoboken NJ, Bijou Properties designs, develops & manages the highest quality sustainable buildings and has become a recognized leader in the field of green development along the Hudson Waterfront.  Recent projects include Park + Garden, Garden Street Lofts (NJ’s First LEED Gold Residential Highrise), The Hostess Factory, a 42,000 square-foot retail restoration including a 20,000 square-foot Green Roof; and Edge Lofts, a Midrise residential project at 1405 Clinton Street which is a candidate to receive the first NJ LEED Residential for Homes Platinum designation.  Beyond its individual properties, Bijou Properties is focused on creating better neighborhoods and healthier environments for the community at large.  More information can be found on the company website: www.bijouproperties.com.

A look inside Avora, Hudson’s newest waterfront condo building (PHOTOS)

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(Reena Rose Sibayan |The Jersey Journal)

By Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal

Landsea Homes, Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner and township officials held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday for the grand opening of Avora at Port Imperial. The occasion marks the completion of Avora’s full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities.

“We celebrate the important milestone when vision becomes reality,” said Gabe Pasquale, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Landsea Homes, which is developing Avora adjacent to the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal. “We carefully selected the Weehawken waterfront for its unique and desirable lifestyle attributes, including a world-class waterfront setting, considerable open space and proximity to Manhattan, and designed a modern, sophisticated and amenity-rich building for it to set a new standard of luxury living in the area. We’re thrilled to now raise the curtain on Avora and fully introduce it to the public.” See Photos

Former Hoboken Renter Escapes to Luxury Living at Soho Lofts in Downtown Jersey City

Soho Lofts Lobby wallA modern and upscale housing stock, energetic and trendy local scene and easy access to Manhattan have all combined to place Jersey City atop the list of most desirable Hudson River waterfront communities for today’s renting public.

Fueling the meteoric rise of this New Jersey Gold Coast city has been a growing movement to escape the aging apartment inventory and high rental prices of mainstay waterfront markets such as Hoboken and head to Jersey City where brand new luxury buildings feature apartments with more space, better amenities, and attractive pricing.

Nowhere is this trend more evident than at Soho Lofts, a collection of 377 upscale apartments in Jersey City’s SoHo West Community, an industrial-inspired neighborhood of loft-style homes, amenities and services being developed by Manhattan Building Company on the Hoboken border.  Over 75% of the rental homes at Soho Lofts have been leased, with more than 30% of its residents moving from areas such as Hoboken, Weehawken, Bayonne and North Bergen.

Lauren Stallone, a young professional who had been living with her boyfriend in uptown Hoboken, typifies the migration to affordable rental luxury at Soho Lofts.

“I was living in an older walk-up apartment on Hoboken’s Washington Street,” Ms. Stallone says.  “The home was in need of serious repair and lacked any sort of convenience.  There was no washer/dryer, no central air and no dishwasher.  It was a small unit with only 550 square-feet of space. We were paying a fortune for practically nothing and it was time for a move.” Continue reading

Fresca Gourmet Signs 5,000 Square Foot Lease in Jersey City’s Soho West Neighborhood

300 Coles StreetA gourmet community market and deli will be the next retailer to add its name to the vibrant mix of neighborhood-centric shops, services, restaurants and conveniences in Jersey City’s SoHo West (south of Hoboken, west of New York City) Community.

Fresca Gourmet has signed a lease to occupy 5,000 square-feet of ground floor retail space at 300 Coles Street within the new and emerging community on Jersey City’s Hoboken border.  The popular market offers hot food, deli sandwiches, wraps, salads, prepared meals, and a host of everyday groceries.

Scheduled to open in fall, 2018, Fresca Gourmet will join a list of prominent retailers already open and available to residents of the SoHo West Community, including an 8 Springs Studio, a Pilates and Yoga studio; Viaquenti Academy, a bilingual pre-school; Brewshot, a coffee shop/bar and restaurant, Cycle Mix, a spin cycle establishment, and Art House Productions, a non-profit arts facility that includes a 99-seat black box theatre.

The SoHo West store will be the second Jersey City location for Fresca Gourmet, following in the footsteps of its grocery and deli at 115 Town Square Place in the downtown Newport neighborhood. As one of the fastest growing new development communities in Hudson County, SoHo West presented the owners of Fresca Gourmet with a prime opportunity to expand its business to an up-and-coming neighborhood of luxury homes and services that’s in close proximity to its original location.

The brainchild of developer Manhattan Building Company, SoHo West is a vibrant new neighborhood of oversized residences in highly-amenitized, mixed-use buildings on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken.    Its current offering, Soho Lofts, is the third residential building to be introduced in the community.  More than 75% of the 377 rental units at Soho Lofts have been leased since its late fall launch. Continue reading

VIA LOFTS WILL DELIVER TEN LUXURY CONDOS TO UPTOWN HOBOKEN

Every now and then we like to take a look at interesting projects in the metro area … 

The evolution of Hoboken’s upper northwest neighborhood will soon take another step forward with the upcoming debut of VIA Lofts, a boutique collection of 10 upscale condominium homes located at 1410 Grand Street in this well-known Hudson County City.

In preparing for the summer sales launch, developer Bijou Properties has begun accepting names for a list of VIP Homebuyers at the six-story luxury building.  Interested prospects can visit www.VIALofts.com to add their name to the list and be one of the first to preview VIA Lofts’ two-and three-bedroom homes in advance of its Grand Opening.

Initial occupancy for the condominium homes at VIA Lofts is expected in October, 2018.

“Uptown Hoboken has staked its claim as one of the region’s most desirable residential settings for homebuyers seeking urban-inspired luxury, a family-oriented setting and commuter convenience into Manhattan,” says Christopher Mazzola, Development Manager for locally-based Bijou Properties. “VIA Lofts will effectively tap into this market by introducing well-appointed homes with large and open floorplans in a stylish and eco-friendly building that promotes a healthier, more efficient lifestyle.” Continue reading

PARK VIEW ACADEMY SIGNS LEASE FOR 4,600 SQ.-FT. OF SPACE AT VANTAGE IN DOWNTOWN JERSEY CITY

PVA LogoNew Daycare Facility Will Open in Early 2019 at 45-Story Liberty Harbor North Building

Park View Academy, an innovative new daycare facility, has signed a lease to open its first location at Vantage, the luxury high-rise rental building in downtown Jersey City, N.J.’s Liberty Harbor North neighborhood.

Slated to open in Early 2019, the new early childhood school will serve both residents of Vantage and the community-at-large, according to Fisher Development Associates, which is developing the 448-home waterfront building overlooking the Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty and Liberty Harbor Marina.

Park View Academy’s mission is to create a safe, educational, and friendly environment for the children under their care. They believe every child is unique and their growth depends on patience, understanding encouragement, and lots of love! Every day will bring a new and exciting challenge for your little one to experience. The center is the first collaboration between two local veterans of Hudson County child care, partners Yeon Benkovitz, owner of Lucie Goosie Toddler Enrichment in Jersey City, and Diane Branco, owner of World of Wonder daycare center (WOW) and Wowkids, LLC in Hoboken, NJ.

“It’s no secret Jersey City’s demographic is shifting to include more and more young families and there’s a growing need for high quality child care services,” Mrs. Benkovitz says.  “We’re establishing Park View Academy to help fill this demand.  We hope to offer parents a valuable service in a state-of-the-art facility that draws on the expertise of not only two local child care professionals, but also two experienced Jersey City moms.”

Vantage Building Rendering (1)Park View Academy will occupy approximately 4,600 square feet of ground floor retail space at Vantage.  The facility will feature a large play area to strongly encourage a high level of child interaction.

“We searched neighborhoods in downtown Jersey City for nearly three years trying to find the right location,” Mrs. Benkovitz adds.  “We were fortunate Vantage was brought to market by Fisher Development Associates and chose the building for our debut facility because the space is beautiful.  We also love the neighborhood feel and its location near the light rail and right off Marin Boulevard makes its accessible for parents.”

The 45-story Vantage boasts approximately 5,000 square-feet of supportive retail space.  The LEED-certified building at 33 Park View Avenue has been an important ingredient in Liberty Harbor North’s growth into a 21st Century urban destination where inspired living spaces blend with community services and shops to create a vibrant live-work environment for today’s urban professional. Continue reading