Connecting Jersey City: from its historic
district to the waterfront
Once thought of simply as a value alternative to Manhattan, Jersey City has successfully transitioned into one of the country’s hottest real estate destinations. Enjoying a similar trajectory as Brooklyn, Jersey City is flourishing with new restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and cultural attractions which have attracted an influx of entrepreneurs and artists who want to live, work, and play in a vibrant metropolitan area with convenient access to Manhattan. Our site on Christopher Columbus Drive at the entrance of the Grove Street PATH Station offered an opportunity to create something decidedly modern and design-driven that would also be an asset to the community.
Following the success of 50 Columbus, which saw all 400 units leased within the first year of the building’s opening, we launched 70 Columbus in fall, 2015. The iconic 50-story, 545-unit residential tower was designed by Gwathmey, Siegel, Kaufman and Associate Architects (GSKA) and HLW International, with stylish common areas and amenities designed by European starkitect, Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance. The building’s community-driven ground-floor retail space includes a Sunac Natural Market which offers high-quality natural and organic foods and socially-responsible products; and a Base Fitness gym. Additional phases at the development will include 80 Columbus, a 152-key Marriott Residence Inn slated to open in Fall, 2016, followed by 90 Columbus, approved for 539 rental units.
Our entire city is a mass-transit utopia … It is much
easier to get to Manhattan from here than from any of the
four boroughs — and that is the most important reason
why we are a successful city. ”
A project with a
and a plan that better
integrates the site
into the Jersey City