Landsea announced recently that Avora has topped out at 11 stories, representing a significant construction milestone for the new luxury condominium building rising on the Weehawken, NJ waterfront with unobstructed views of midtown Manhattan.
A crowd of dignitaries led by Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, fellow municipal officials, Landsea principals and more than 150 tradespeople gathered at the building adjacent to the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal to celebrate the occasion. When completed, Avora will deliver 184 residences and 6,000 square feet of street-level retail space to Weehawken’s waterfront, with initial occupancy scheduled for first quarter of 2018.
“Today we recognize the collective efforts of our construction and design teams and skilled tradespeople who are playing a critical role in delivering a new residential destination that will have a lasting footprint on the New Jersey Gold Coast,” said John Ho, CEO of Landsea Holdings Corporation. “Thanks to their determination and commitment to excellence, we’re now one step closer to realizing our vision for this iconic development that combines vanguard design, outstanding amenities, an incomparable waterfront setting and progressive sustainable building practices.”
“It’s been a 35-year process to get to this building,” Mayor Turner remarked. “It’s hard to believe this waterfront was essentially vacant land, except for some industrial buildings. It has been a great partnership with developers to get to this point. Now we’ve had a ground breaking at Avora, a topping out, and we’ll all be back in 2018 for the grand opening.”
Recently named “Community of the Year” by the New Jersey Builder’s Association for its design, sales and marketing excellence, Avora is ideally located just steps from the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal providing an ultra-convenient 8-minute commute into Manhattan. Designed by world-renowned architects IBI Group, Avora takes full advantage of its waterfront location with a multi-tiered, stepped-back design that maximizes views of midtown Manhattan and the Hudson River.
“Avora has enjoyed widespread appeal since we launched pre-construction sales, drawing buyers from throughout the region who appreciate the property’s extraordinary waterfront setting, spectacular views, modern design, upscale finishes and appointments and resort-inspired amenities,” notes Gabe Pasquale, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Landsea. “This extraordinary riverfront location has evolved into the destination of choice for those seeking luxury condominium living along the Gold Coast.”
Strong pre-construction sales have led to the release of the building’s second phase of homes. A collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom residences – as well as a limited offering of duplex Penthouses – is priced from the $800,000’s to more than $4 million. Dramatic finishes and appointments include nine-foot ceiling heights, Chef’s kitchens with stainless steel appliances, and designer spa bathrooms with porcelain countertops, European-imported stone finishes and limestone baths. Many residences offer balconies and terraces with majestic, unimpeded New York City views.
Residents will have access to a full suite of lifestyle amenities at Avora, including a magnificent lobby with Concierge, private screening theater, business center, elegant boardroom, a grand salon lounge with a bar and catering kitchen, on-site pet grooming, and a state-of-the-art strength and cardio fitness center. A third-floor landscaped outdoor plaza features a pool, spacious sun deck, lounges, grilling areas and a fire pit – all set against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. The building will also offer a secure parking garage and bicycle and resident storage.
Located in the heart of the $2 billion master-planned Port Imperial community that stretches two miles of Hudson River waterfront across three municipalities, Avora is ideally situated for commuters. The building is within walking distance of the Port Imperial Ferry Terminal, which offers ferry service to both midtown and downtown Manhattan. Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service to neighboring Hoboken, Jersey City, the PATH system and NJTRANSIT’s Hoboken Terminal is also available nearby.
Port Imperial also features a waterfront walkway system and numerous parks just outside residents’ front door, and the nearby Shops at Riverwalk offers a dynamic riverfront destination with numerous dining and shopping options.
For more information on Avora, visit www.AvoraLiving.com, or call 201-499-1496. The Sales Gallery is open from 10:00am to 6:00pm seven days a week and is located at 500 Avenue at Port Imperial, Weehawken, NJ 07086.
Landsea is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a publicly traded international homebuilding and development company (SEHK:106) with operations in the United States, China and Europe. In the United States, Landsea’s current endeavors reflect the company’s vision of shaping and enhancing the fabric of key metropolitan settings with iconic developments that embody cutting edge design, forward-thinking amenities and sustainable building practices. Landsea brings an unparalleled combination of progressive vision, environmentally-responsible design and technologically-advanced innovation to the global residential marketplace. Landsea offers to each of its new communities the experience of an international leader in green technology, combined with a profound understanding of its customers’ preferences and lifestyles. From New York to Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Landsea is delivering world-class communities to world-class cosmopolitan locations.