A model apartment inside Hudson Lights. — Courtesy: Tucker Development
By Joshua Burd
Tucker Development is officially seeking tenants for the first residential phase of Hudson Lights, a mixed-use, 1 million-square-foot project that has helped transform downtown Fort Lee.
The firm announced Monday that it has started leasing for the initial 276 luxury apartments at the site, which it’s developing in partnership with Kushner Real Estate Group and funds managed by Ares Management. For prospective renters, Tucker is touting homes that are at the base of the George Washington Bridge and part of a sprawling retail and entertainment complex.
Amenities at Hudson Lights include a pool, lounge, fitness center, yoga room, kids play area, and rooftop terrace and gardens, Tucker said in a news release. The entire project is anchored by an eight-screen, 533-seat iPic luxury dine-in movie theater and a host of other food offerings.
“Hudson Lights represents so much more than its brick-and-mortar component,” Richard Tucker, CEO and president of the Highland Park, Illinois-based firm, said in a prepared statement. “It serves as a centerpiece for a new era of vitality in Fort Lee.
“The start of residential leasing is the latest step in the transformation of the borough’s downtown into an eclectic, urban-inspired, walkable community.”
Dining options at Hudson Lights include Paris Baguette, Gaonnuri Restaurant, Anthony Franco’s Pizza and 16 Handles, the news release said. It’s also home to retailers such as CVS, Capital One Bank, indoor cycling venue CycleBar, clothier SeeSaw and others.
All told, the project is part of a long-awaited redevelopment along the Hudson River in Fort Lee. It is the western portion of a 16-acre plan, with SJP Properties’ luxury high-rise apartment property known as The Modern anchoring the eastern side.
Hudson Lights fronts on Lemoine Avenue, Main Street, Park Avenue and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard, while two new roadways have been constructed, the news release said. They include Central Avenue, which links Lemoine Avenue and Park Avenue, and Hudson Street, the focal point of the pedestrian-oriented retail corridor between Main Street and Central Avenue.
The Marketing Directors serves as exclusive marketing and leasing agent for the residences at Hudson Lights.
“Hudson Lights presents an extremely unique living experience that is difficult to find in the New Jersey market,” Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors, said in a prepared statement. “These residences are thoughtfully designed for today’s discerning renter.
“When combined with the dynamic mix of restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues that we have put at our residents’ doorsteps, Hudson Lights is one-of-a-kind.”