BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s newest luxury living opportunity, Bay One Apartments, celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting earlier this month. The in-person, socially distanced event, brought together community leaders, building ownership and management, and residents to mark the occasion.
Standing behind a red ribbon, a position he has been seen in so often that some have taken to referring to him as the “ribbon cutting” mayor, Mayor Jimmy Davis offered his gratitude to all involved in continued efforts to bring forth a renaissance in Bayonne. Davis especially singled out developer Lance Lucarelli whom he said was the first to come to the then new, and untested, Administration for building approvals.
“This is the project that got everything started,” Davis said. “Once we got it passed and they broke ground, it proved to everybody else around the area, especially the developers, that the city of Bayonne was moving forward.”
Offering 91 studio, one- and two-bedroom homes, Bay One, a statement following the event said, was built with the highest quality in mind. The building’s concrete construction allowed for it to be built as the tallest residential community in the area. These same quality construction materials reduce noise within each home for peace of mind and an enjoyable living experience.
Stopping and speaking to TAPinto Bayonne, Lucarelli also noted the impressive sized retail space on the ground floor, and the expansive sidewalks, both elements, he said, that would help to bring vibrancy back to Bayonne’s shopping and dining corridor. Though construction started well before COVID-19 was even a thought on anyone's mind Lucarelli shared that the pandemic has offered a reminder of how important outdoor spaces are, especially in an urban setting.
Echoing what others have said before him Lucarelli celebrated being able to bring city type living to a place like Bayonne that still maintains a “small town atmosphere.”
“Our focus is strongly rooted in the success of our lease up while also contributing to the success of Bayonne small businesses and promoting the value of our surrounding residential community,” Kate Regan, manager, Bay One Apartments said. “Our residents will live, work and play in Bayonne, and we will continue to make it a priority to include our local community in our everyday operations.”
Though the building's features and social amenities, including three levels of indoor and outdoor space with unlimited access, 6,000 square feet of indoor lounge areas as well as co-working space, conference rooms, a screening room and a children’s play area, and a 2,000 square foot gym, may leave residents with no reason to go outside Bay One, standing on Broadway on the corner of 47th Street, is located within walking distance of shopping and dining, mass transit access to New York City, and several local parks.
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