BAYONNE, NJ - The geographic importance of Bayonne, just miles from New York City, easily accessible by the New Jersey Turnpike, and in the shadow of Newark Airport, was on full display Thursday as a ceremonial ribbon was cut on the city’s newest luxury community, Woodmont Bay Club.

The 220-residence project, boasting hard to match views, amenities including a sky lounge, pool, state of the art fitness center, and underground parking, is already 25 percent leased and continues to receive interest from potential tenants, a company official said. 

A pet spa is also available for the building’s four-legged tenants.

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Sitting on the site of the former Hi-Hat catering hall, the project was completed in just over 18 months, and is adjacent to where a smaller building of approximately 80 units is expected to be constructed in the future.

Speaking on behalf of the project’s developer, Woodmont Properties, Steven Santola, the Fairfield based firm’s general counsel, recalled that they had been considering a project in Bayonne but hadn’t made a decision until a chance meeting with Mayor Jimmy Davis, and then Business Administrator Joe DeMarco in 2017.

Over the course of 20 minutes, Santola said, the pair “laid out a program” for the future of Bayonne that “blew (him) away.” 

They were organized and visionary, Santola said, offering a plan of how together they’d “get from point A to point B.”

Saying the completion of the first phase of the project is another step in Bayonne’s four and a half year record of “transforming lots that have stood vacant for decades, helping our city grow,” Davis offered his praise to the staff at the Bayonne Building Department for their efforts to keep projects moving.

“Woodmont Properties promised and delivered an incredible community,” Davis said. “We now have a thoughtfully designed luxury community which not only enhances the beautiful natural landscape of Bayonne but directly benefits its residents, and, of course, the people of Bayonne.”

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