The Urban Land Institute-Northern New Jersey (ULI-NNJ) has awarded 7 Seventy House a 2019 Excellence Award in recognition of the responsible development tactics and smart growth practices utilized to conceptualize and complete the upscale 424-home rental building in the City of Hoboken.
The honor was presented to the team behind the project, led by developer Bijou Properties and its partner Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation and Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects (MHS) during ULI-NNJ’s annual award gala held November 7th at the Westmont Country Club in Woodland Park. The ULI-NNJ Excellence Awards salute high caliber projects and people within the real estate industry for outstanding and transformational land use, best practices and creative visioning. 7 Seventy was cited for “Sustainable Development.”
Located at 770 Jackson St., 7 Seventy House is a multi-faceted mixed-use project that was developed in conjunction with a 2-acre resiliency park donated by Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation to Hoboken. The initial installation of the park open this summer and includes a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses, a state-of-the-art 6,835 square-foot community gymnasium and infrastructure to capture over 450,000 gallons of rainwater to reduce flooding. A second phase is expected to open shortly and will include a one-acre public plaza with step seating and tilted lawn panel, play sculpture and a large plaza to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets.
The project is part of the larger redevelopment of Hoboken‘s once-industrial western edge into a vibrant and active pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. The transit-oriented building is located steps from the city’s 9th Street Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station, providing access to PATH Trains, New Jersey Transit’s Hoboken Station and NY Waterway Ferry service into Manhattan.
“We’re invested in the future of Hoboken and are committed to developing sustainable housing that significantly contributes to the community-at-large,” said Larry Bijou, managing partner of Bijou Properties. “This new building and open space fit perfectly into that philosophy. In addition to offering living spaces specifically designed with the needs of Hoboken families in mind, this building supports the up-and-coming western Hoboken neighborhood by providing much-needed public space, a recreational center and a resiliency park to help alleviate water run off concerns. We’re grateful these efforts have been recognized and proud of this award.”
“It’s a real honor to receive the ULI sustainability award for 7 Seventy House,” said Dean Marchetto, founding principal of MHS Architects. “Besides the periodic coastal flood events like the kind we experienced with Hurricane Sandy, this low-lying area of Hoboken is also impacted by normal everyday rain events. The site is comprised of 3 lots on two separate blocks totaling 4.2 acres. By transferring all the density to one of the lots we were able to provide two acres of open space creating a new public park in Hoboken. The park is built above a network of underground water storage vessels which collects everyday rainwater to reduce flooding during normal large and small rain events. The collected rainwater slowly discharges into the sewer system once the rain has stopped. Together with the building’s green roof, these kinds of creative solutions that create parks and reduce flooding is what makes Bijou Properties the premier sustainable developer in NJ. Many thanks to Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, Langan Engineering and Arterial Landscape Architecture for their talent and effort in making this vision a reality.”
The landmark 7 Seventy House features a 14-story high rise tower with multiple terraced setbacks, a glass and brick exterior and distinctive columned entryway. Well-appointed homes are priced from the $2,300s, with opening incentives that include one-month free on a 13-month lease. Apartments feature open floor plans with red oak engineered wood floors and expansive windows that bathe the homes in natural light. Kitchens boast Quartz countertops, white ceramic tile backsplashes, custom cabinetry, and a premium GE stainless-steel appliance package, with in residence Bosch washer and dryers. Luxury baths are outfitted with grey mineral stone tile and Moen & Kohler fixtures. A selection of homes includes private outdoor balconies and terraces up to 800 square feet.
Residents of 7 Seventy House have access to 90,000 square feet of private recreational and social spaces. Strategically located on multiple floors with views including the Manhattan skyline, the resort-style amenities include a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, expansive amenity deck with BBQ stations, multiple outdoor gardens, 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 co-working lounge and coffee station and a conference room with access to an outdoor lounge with a fire pit. Additionally, the community features a 24-hour attended lobby, Hello Alfred concierge service and covered parking. There’s also approximately 25,000 square feet of ground floor retail space that will serve residents and the Hoboken community.
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