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    Default 221 Bergen News

    Below is an interesting news article that was in PRNew Wire about the new 221 Bergen Street Development. Some very interesting news about the rents being charged etc.
    221 Bergen in Harrison to Open in October

    HARRISON, N.J., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 221 Bergen, a boutique building of luxury rentals, is scheduled to open in Harrison, N.J. in the beginning of October, announced Coldwell Banker New Homes. The pet-friendly complex will offer 104 apartments at 221 Bergen Street, Harrison, N.J. Building amenities will include a social club, state-of-the-art fitness center and rooftop deck.
    "221 Bergen is a great place for young professionals," said David Schoner, Vice President, CB New Homes. "Residents enjoy beautifully appointed apartments with all of the most desired luxury features. They also have access to spectacular amenities, like the Clubhouse and rooftop deck for social gatherings and the state-of-the-art fitness center for workouts. And they have a great location, just a block to the train station and a 20-minute ride to Manhattan."
    The building features studios and one- to two-bedroom apartments, each with its own washer and dryer. Residences include luxury features such as 9-foot ceilings, recessed and pendant lighting in the kitchen, ceramic tile in the bathrooms and carpet in the bedrooms. Several home designs feature walk-in closets. WiFi access is available throughout the building, and elevators are on-site for added convenience.
    The state-of-the-art fitness area features Lifefitness equipment, and the Yoga Room has an On Demand kiosk with 140- pre-recorded classes. Spacious lobbies offer gracious waiting areas for guests, and 221 Bergen is also pet-friendly. Private garages and surface parking are available. Freestanding storage units also may be rented.
    221 Bergen is in walking distance of the Path train to Manhattan, as well as shopping and dining, including area cuisine ranging from Irish, Polish and Italian to Asian and Latin American. The newly remodeled Red Bull Stadium also is a short walk away. Both I-280 and I-95 are within a short drive.
    221 Bergen is built by CrownPoint Development Group, Inc., a privately-held real estate development and construction firm with over 30 years serving the Tri-State area. In addition to residential work, CrownPoint is known for creating various mixed use and multifamily projects in many communities throughout New Jersey.
    Luxury rentals at 221 Bergen start in the high $1,400's per month for a one-bedroom and range from $2,400 to $2,800 per month for a two-bedroom residence. Visit http://www.221bergen.com to put your name on the VIP list.
    SOURCE Coldwell Banker New Homes


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    Default 1200 FER South (Advance/DeBartolo)

    It looks like work is finally starting to pick up at Riverbend blocks E & D. They are now redistributing the giant mound of dirt that was trucked into block E in June to block F using two high capacity CAT 700 Series trucks. Once the work of raising block F to street level is complete, they should be ready to begin pile driving on block E, which will continue the streetscape from the neighboring Russo building (which itself is set to open in about a month).

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    From Friday

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    Harrison PATH Construction


    New PATH Station Under Construction in Harrison,NJ
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    330 Cifelli Drive


    A New Era in Harrison,NJ
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    A New Era in Harrison,NJ
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    A New Era in Harrison,NJ
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    221 Bergen Street


    A New Era in Harrison,NJ
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    A New Era in Harrison,NJ
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    A New Era in Harrison,NJ
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    Next housing project on Bergen Street


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    Some New Residences on Harrison Ave


    A New Era in Harrison,NJ
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    Thumbs up Lampworks Construction Picking Up

    I passed by the site today and saw that work on the interior has ramped up and there are now two heavy aerial lifts onsite for exterior work. When it's completed, we'll have another gargantuan building standing 6 stories high and spanning the length of an entire city block. By the end of the year, we should have 4 full city blocks of new construction projects plus the AC by Marriott hotel, in addition to the 2.5 city blocks being completed next month. Not bad for a square mile town!



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    Default Kearny and Harrison Updates 8/31 and 9/1

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    Food Depot on Kearny Ave

    Carts and shelves are in place...

    Harrison

    100 Harrison Ave


    90-96 Harrison Ave is available for development


    So is this site.



    There is a large pile of soil behind that ancient piling machine.

    Two 2-family homes on Sussex Street behind the strip mall


    330 Cifelli Drive






    Harrison PATH Station






    Vermella Harrison (1100 Frank E Rodgers)









    Advance Realty Harrison site




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    ^On that lot on Harrison Ave adjacent to 280, they're installing a (very large) LED billboard to advertise to 280 westbound traffic.

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    Default 850 Units Hitting Market

    With 850 apartments hitting the market in a few weeks, it looks like all the new buildings have launched new websites. Pricing hasn't been released for Harrison 330 (aka 330 Cifelli), but Vermella has pricing up its new website and 221 Bergen has announced price ranges base on apartment size. From the renderings on the Vermella site, it looks like they will have outdoor barbecue grills (and outdoor fridges??), an outdoor pool, an outdoor fireplace & separate fire pit, putting green & bocce ball, all on rooftop areas (with the exception of the pool, which is at ground level). Assuming all these new units get filled in the next year, that would give us a 10%+ increase in population, which I believe would make us the fastest-growing zipcode in the state of New Jersey by growth rate.

    btw - awnings went up for the retail at Vermella on Thurs and uplights went in as well. Looks like they'll be lighting the building up at night (it appears that there are connections for uplights around the entire building).

    In other news, construction at Lamp Works (400 South Fifth) is really picking up - alot of activity all around the site today. And Advance Block F has now been raised up to street level. Still a hill of soil sitting on Block E, but I imagine that once Russo moves its equipment off of Block D, that soil will be relocating there.
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    Default 221 Bergen....Are You Kidding Me?!?

    Just had to rant about 221 Bergen's advertisement claiming that the building is "just one block from PATH station". Talk about false advertising!!! Can't that get them into legal trouble? Try five (5) blocks.

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    A small Harrison update from Oron http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...6&postcount=90

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    Default HornRock Proposal - 5 Stories

    Just received a legal notice in the mail regarding the project and it looks like it will be a 5-story building (same height as Vermella/Russo building) that will be constructed as a one story parking pedestal with 4 stories of residential above (same conceptually as the Water's Edge buildings).

    My only concern based on the site plan is that there are no building setbacks along the waterfront walkway; they're proposing that the one-story garage come right up to the walkway, with lighting fixtures mounted into the wall (so we'd basically have a roughly 15 ft wall with lighting fixtures sticking out of it). In keeping with other developments along the walkway, at least 3 feet of landscaping and full lamp posts would be appropriate to have between the walkway and the building.

    It seems like they did try to keep the building design on scale with the neighboring Riverpark buildings, with the fifth floor set back on the Passaic River side (the neighboring Riverpark building is 4 stories tall); the other sides have no setback (right up against Dey Street and Harrison Ave more or less) but we're talking about a single story taller than the tallest adjacent building, and a location on a main street, so seems fitting.

    The project hasn't come up yet in a City Council or County Planning Board meeting (it's on a county road - Harrison Ave), so I have a feeling we're still a few months away from seeing a ground breaking.

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    Will there at least be any retail on the Harrison Avenue side? Otherwise it will be 200 feet of solid blank wall to greet people coming from Newark into Harrison. The rest of the street is adding retail, even to the smallest infill, so that building should as well, at least by the Dey Street corner. Also, how will the riverfront park reach Harrison Ave? Will there be a direct connection to it or will you have to walk all the way around the building? It is better than the barbed wire fenced used car lot that is there currently, but it still sounds abysmal from a streetscape perspective! Drive in, drive out! Only the bums walk...

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    I don't have the full plans, but the building is described as 4 stories of residential over a one level parking garage. The town changed the section of its redevelopment plan covering the property several months back to accommodate Hornrock; the plan now states that 15k sf of retail with 40' depth is an option and that leasing offices and a fitness center are now allowed. The main entrance of the building appears to be on Harrison Ave, so perhaps they will utilize some of the space for those two purposes and sort of give the appearance of a semi-lively streetscape. I completely agree with you that that stretch is going to look sub-par without retail/restaurant space but at the same time I can't blame them from a financial standpoint; no restaurant/bar business would thrive there because of the lack of foot traffic and relatively low density in the immediate area. Businesses that are doing well in that area all have parking (DD, Popeyes, Spanish Pavilion) but this building won't have retail parking (at least not as plans currently stand) and so retail wouldn't be too successful in theory.

    Advance is doing the same thing for 1100 FER South; that building is also on the end of a long stretch of development like this one is, as opposed to in the center of a neighborhood (like the Harrison Commons buildings).

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    Thumbs up 221 Bergen Opens

    From NJBiz:

    Developers cut ribbon on luxury apartment complex in Harrison

    By Joshua Burd, October 5, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    The ribbon-cutting at 221 Bergen, which includes two 52-unit luxury apartment buildings. - (THE HAMPSHIRE COS.)

    The long-running effort to transform Harrison's waterfront has taken another step forward with the opening of 221 Bergen, a new 104-unit residential complex at the site of a former cookie factory.

    The project officially opened last week after being developed by The Hampshire Cos. and CrownPoint Group, with Circle Squared Alternative Investments serving as a project investment adviser, according to a news release. The firms gathered Friday with local officials to mark the completion of the complex, which includes two 52-unit luxury apartment buildings and a host of amenities.

    Jon F. Hanson, founder and chairman of Morristown-based Hampshire, credited Harrison’s mayors for driving the redevelopment of the town’s former industrial waterfront, including Raymond McDonough, who died in February 2014 during the approval process for 221 Bergen. He said McDonough’s successor, James A. Fife, “continued to lead with a passion which has been reverberated through our own halls and those of CrownPoint.”

    “For Hampshire, the completion of this project is a testament to our dedication to work with local officials and communities in order to create something that is more than just a building, but an opportunity to take part in the revitalization of a growing, thriving community,” Hanson said in a prepared statement. “221 Bergen embodies that sense of community.”

    The Bergen Street property is the latest addition to Harrison’s 250-acre waterfront redevelopment zone, which encompasses 32 percent of the town’s 1.2 square miles and is across the Passaic River from downtown Newark. The effort to transform the waterfront goes back more than 15 years and has garnered the support of nearly a dozen developers, but has faced plenty of hurdles along the way including the economic downturn.

    The complex includes a mix of one- and two-bedroom units and amenities such as a residents’ lounge, a fitness room and a furnished rooftop terrace with upscale seating and umbrellas, the news release said. It occupies the site of the former Century Cookies plant, which closed about a decade ago.

    Its developers also tout the mass transit access — namely the soon-to-be-rebuilt Harrison PATH station — that has been the key selling point for Harrison’s redevelopment plans.

    “The completion of 221 Bergen signals a coming out party for Harrison as the $250 million dollar expansion and modernization of the PATH station and the oft-written Gold Coast renaissance attracts millennials, empty-nesters and investors,” said Jeffrey Milanaik, CEO of CrownPoint Group.



    Link: http://www.njbiz.com/article/2015100...ex-in-harrison


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    Default 221 Bergen - Problems ?

    I went on the website for 221 Bergen. They have an interactive feature where you can click on units to see if they are available. I clicked on approximately 50 units and all were available. Have the developers of 221 Bergen rented any of their apartments yet ? This could indicate a problem that may be the lack of amenities i.e nice restaurants, stores and other facilities etc. As many individuals have pointed out, there is a lack of amenities in Harrison. Has the buiding of apartment units gotten ahead of demand based on amenities etc. ? We shall see.

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    Default Upscale Florist ?

    I noticed on my Saturday Walk that a new florist shop will be opening at the corner of Harrison Avenue and FER Blvd. This is clearly a prime retail location. I noticed a sign that said the shop will be selling Vera Wang Floral Arrangements. Vera Wang is clearly an upscale product line. This shop is clearly a pioneer in the "New Harrison". The question in my mind is it opening up before there are enough upscale residents to support such a business ? That is the question. I wish the owner well, and hope that they have a sucessful business. If they negotiated a long term least at a good rent then they should be fine as the business builds up its clientele base. This business like other new businesses may have some lean years before more affluent residents move into Harrison. Being a pioneer in a place like Harrison can be difficult, but the long range prospects for success would appear to be good.

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