Atlas will comprise 169 luxury apartments inside a 24-story building at 270 Johnston Ave. in Jersey City. — Rendering by MHS Architecture/Courtesy: Atlas
By Joshua Burd
Alpine Residential and Fields Grade have all but completed their latest project in Jersey City, a 169-unit rental tower that will be the tallest in the city’s Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood.
The firms on Tuesday said preleasing is underway at the property, located at 270 Johnston Ave., as they market floorplans ranging from studios to three-bedrooms homes. Initial occupancy at what’s known as Atlas is slated for January, with monthly rents starting at $2,729.
The developers added that the 24-story building, designed by MHS Architecture with interiors by GRT Architecture, draws inspiration from the Bergen-Lafayette’s post-industrial roots while engaging with the Jersey City waterfront and the New York City skyline. South Oxford Management, an Alpine affiliate, is spearheading leasing and management.
“Atlas embodies our dedication to enhancing the urban lifestyle in Bergen-Lafayette,” said William Rosato, managing partner of Alpine Residential. “With its well-appointed residences, thoughtful amenities and a commitment to the local arts scene, Atlas promises to be a vibrant addition to this dynamic neighborhood, offering residents a unique and elevated living experience.”
Amenities at Atlas will include a high-end fitness center with Cross-Fit equipment and co-working spaces with private offices, according to a news release. Residents will be able to visit the 24th floor for views of the Manhattan skyline and perks such as a communal kitchen, a game room and a sky lounge, while an outdoor landscaped roof deck features grilling stations, al fresco dining areas and a plunge pool.
The pet-friendly, smoke-free property will also have on-site parking, bike storage and TULU, an on-demand smart rental store for household and lifestyle products, the news release said. Ground-level retail space will house a bagel café.
Atlas is the latest joint venture involving Alpine and Fields Grade, following their completion last year of a 114-unit luxury apartment building less than two blocks away. Aside from its upscale homes and amenities, Atlas also showcases local artwork that the developers say celebrates the immigrant experience, which is on display throughout the property.
Alpine added that many homes have private balconies with uninterrupted views of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Harbor, Liberty State Park and Manhattan. Meantime, renters will be just west of downtown Jersey City and steps from Bergen-Lafayette’s many restaurants, bars, shops and parks, which have helped fuel much of the neighborhood’s recent development, as has the connections available via NJ Transit’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail.