Name/Location: The Beacon (Jersey City)
Developer: Building & Land Technology (BLT) and Metrovest
Status: Leasing launched in December for The Beacon’s latest rental offering, The Tower: 128 luxury rental residences in a 100% Smoke-free and pet free building.
The Beacon: A collection of 10 1930s-era buildings that are being expertly restored and transformed into luxury residential properties, Currently the largest historic residential restoration project in the country and the largest in the history of New Jersey. The historic grandeur of the exteriors and many of the interior spaces has been immaculately restored by refurbishing and preserving the original chandeliers, marble, terracotta details, terrazzo flooring, brass elevator door surrounds and windows, and utilizing historic paint analysis to match gold and silver leafing to the original colors schemes.
Following the lease-ups of the 126-unit Mercury, 158-unit Orpheum, and 232-unit Paramount buildings, the developers launched leasing in December, 2014 for The Tower. The fourth rental building to open at The Beacon in the past two years, The Tower offers 128 luxury studios, one- and two-bedroom residences housed in an 18-story building that is 100% smoke-free and pet-free.
“We’re committed to delivering a modern, urban lifestyle experience at The Beacon with a collection of uniquely-designed residences and extensive indoor and outdoor amenities that cater to every need and indulgence,” said Courtney Phillips of BLT. “The decision to introduce The Tower with a 100% smoke-free and pet-free setting advances that initiative as it allows for a wider range of options within The Beacon.”
Private amenities within The Tower will further enhance residents’ daily lives. These include a landscaped Zen Garden with comfortable seating and mood lighting, a 24/7 Cybex Club and Yoga Room with Wi-Fi and locker rooms, the Liberty Lounge, a Multi-Purpose room with flat-screen TV’s, gaming tables and video systems; and an 18th-floor Sun Deck offering spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty.
Like the Mercury, Orpheum and Paramount buildings at The Beacon, The Tower’s exterior has been expertly restored to recapture the dramatic architectural details and historic grandeur of its Art Deco-era origin. Blending perfectly with The Tower’s historic spaces is a collection of brand new, modern residences with monthly rents starting at $1,750 a month. The apartments feature high ceiling heights, oak plank flooring, and Gourmet Chef’s Kitchens with granite countertops and GE® ENERGY STAR® stainless steel appliances and garbage disposals. Elegant baths are adorned with cultured marble vanity tops, tile floors and glass shower doors. Each residence also offers central heating and air conditioning, individual washers and dryers, and smart card key access, while panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Liberty State Park and Upper Bay are available from many residences.
While The Tower will offer the first pet-free environment within The Beacon, the community remains openly pet-friendly with two expansive dog runs providing considerable outdoor space for canines. The dog runs are part of a larger urban oasis at the Beacon which also includes the 45,000 square-foot Overlook Park offering panoramic Manhattan skyline views, and an additional 2-acre park with children’s playground and organic garden spaces. The substantial offering of open space makes the Beacon one of the greenest urban residential communities in the region.
BLT’s commitment to service is further demonstrated through a suite of exclusive benefits to Beacon residents, including courtesy shuttle transportation to the Grove St. and Exchange Place PATH/Ferry Stations, valet and self-garage on-site parking, 24-hour on-site maintenance and Smart Key Apartment access. The ActiveBuilding resident portal allows residents to pay their rent online, chat with neighbors, join activities and place service requests.
All Beacon residents enjoy self-garage parking and courtesy shuttle service to the Grove St. and Exchange Place PATH/Ferry Stations. There’s also considerable open green space for passive recreation, including a 45,000 square-foot, landscaped community park offering panoramic Manhattan skyline views, a private 2-acre park with children’s playground and organic garden spaces, and two dog runs.