HOBOKEN, NJ – Phase two of a two-acre resiliency park at 7th and Jackson Street has opened, bringing more green space and flood water mitigation to Hoboken's western side.
Bijou Properties and its partner, Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, built the park in conjunction with 7 Seventy House, a 424-home rental building at 770 Jackson. The newest phase offers one-acre public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture—as well as a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets. Phase one of the park opened in July 2019 with a children’s playground, a one-acre green space, state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot gymnasium and subterranean infrastructure capable of capturing over 450,000 gallons of rainwater.
Sitting adjacent to the Palisades on particularly low-lying land, this section of Hoboken is historically among the more flood prone. Parks such as this are part of the grand plan to mitigate the city's chronic flooding issues, as redevelopment of Hoboken’s western edge converts former industrial land into a vibrant residential neighborhood.
“Hoboken’s west side is a unique community that’s been carefully planned to maintain a lower density by intelligently blending its residential homes with creative and meaningful retail services and public amenities,” says Larry Bijou, managing partner of locally-based Bijou Properties. “Obviously, the two-acre park is a desired neighborhood enhancement and plays an important role in establishing its open feel. This is even more critical at times like these when outdoor space is highly sought-after and at a premium.”
Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation Chairman and CEO Peter Palandjian added: “We are pleased to partner with Bijou Properties to not only provide Hoboken with better infrastructure on the west side, but also add impressive and essential greenspace to the neighborhood. We’re excited to see the newest phase reach its full potential as home to outdoor events, festivals and seasonal markets.”
Overlooking the park space is 7 Seventy House, the 14-story luxury rental property that currently towers over the western edge of town. Within the building, there are ample resident-only outdoor spaces—including a rooftop deck and several gardens, which have been a tremendous asset to renters seeking outdoor relief as New Jersey and the City of Hoboken plan a path to reopening post Coronavirus pandemic.
“Now more than ever the renting public wants access to outdoor space,” says Jaqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent. “It’s in abundance at 7 Seventy House which provides a modern, urban rental lifestyle that’s tucked away from the congestion of the city.”
The outdoor spaces at 7 Seventy House are part of a comprehensive 90,000 square-foot resort-style amenity package which includes a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with BBQ stations, bocce ball court, state-of-the-art multi-level gym, play room, game room, indoor bike storage, on-site dog park, dog grooming room, alcove with coworking lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor lounge with a fire pit.
The building offers parking for residents and approximately 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail space to serve a growing population in this part of town.
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