After eight years of dating, Gene Martinez proposed to Judy Los Banos and the couple spent the next two years planning their dream wedding. With the June 13, 2020 date quickly approaching, they had everything in place, from a 256-person guest list to a booked reception hall, bridesmaids’ dresses to a honeymoon in Aruba. They also had a new apartment lined up after leasing a home at CENTURION UNION, a new luxury rental building in Union, NJ which they watched being built for two years, knowing all along it would be their first home together.
Phase two of a two-acre resiliency park at 7th and Jackson Street has opened, bringing more green space and flood water mitigation to Hoboken’s western side.
Bijou Properties and its partner, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, built the park in conjunction with 7 Seventy House, a 424-home rental building at 770 Jackson. The newest phase offers one-acre public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture—as well as a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets. Phase one of the park opened in July 2019 with a children’s playground, a one-acre green space, state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot gymnasium and subterranean infrastructure capable of capturing over 450,000 gallons of rainwater.
A four-story building is taking shape along Stuyvesant Avenue in Union representng the second phase of Centurion Union, a mixed-use development helping to transform the township’s re-imagined Union Center.
Steel is 75 percent up and the elevator and stair towers are topped out to the fourth floor of the building, which will offer 75 rental residences and 10,000 square feet of street-level retail space.
Bijou Properties’ latest rental property in Hoboken, New Jersey is now over 70 percent leased. Known as 7 Seventy House, the property is located at 770 Jackson Street and overlooks a recently completed public plaza. The building is designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects and contains 424 residences positioned above 24,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The massing incorporates multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior, and a distinctive columned entryway.
Leasing is underway at BeLa, a new rental property at 74 Maple Street in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City. Designed by Minno Wasko Architects and Planning and developed by Golden Glades Capital Management, the building represents mounting interest in areas surrounding the downtown metro center where rents have risen in step with the city’s growing skyline.
Alex Rawlinson in his new apartment in Stamford, Conn. Mr. Rawlinson, who had found his budget to be inadequate in New York City, wanted a two-bedroom with enough space for overnight guests and convenient parking, for about $3,500 a month.
Today’s Wall Street Journal highlights our client’s Stamford Urby development in a story about projects in Connecticut and Sleepy Hollow, New York that are replacing decades of blight with one-of-a-kind living spaces.
The New York Times takes a look at the limited return of lifestyle amenities at residential buildings, highlighting the community gardens at our client’s Harrison Urby development.