Seeing opportunity where others do not
Not far from New York City — 19 minutes away by PATH train, to be exact — sits Harrison N.J., a historically industrial town whose last moment of national glory came a century ago when visiting President William Howard Taft declared it “Beehive of Industry,” a motto that has stood ever since. To some, Harrison might seem unlikely as an opportunity for transformation and revitalization. But we recognized that the town had significant assets, including a PATH station with easy access to New York City and Newark, a gleaming new soccer arena — the home of the Red Bulls — and a vibrantly multicultural community. What it
lacked was a world-class development partner that could take advantage of these attributes.
Thus, we created a clever and ambitious development based on New Urbanist principles. With a plan to feature over 2,200 residential units, 80,000 square feet of shops and retail, a stylish new hotel, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfares, and a progressive yet historically respectful design, the project was an instant success.
Once an industrial center
down on its luck,
Harrison in Hudson County is
now a locus of planned
a huge scale. ”
in many ways reflects a
in the state’s fortunes. ”