7 Seventy House, a 424-unit apartment building at 700 Jackson St. in Hoboken — Courtesy: Bijou Properties
By Joshua Burd
Apartment dwellers are still bullish on western Hoboken, where a joint venture has now leased 80 percent of a new 424-unit luxury residential building.
Bijou Properties and Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. on Thursday announced the milestone at 7 Seventy House, a 14-story building at 770 Jackson St. Demand for new upscale units and amenities near the Hudson waterfront has continued in recent months, the joint venture said, adding that Hoboken’s burgeoning west side offers a less congested and crowded environment.
Monthly rents start in the $2,600s, with limited-time incentives that include six weeks free on a 13-month lease.
“Even after the mandated closure of our private amenity spaces earlier this year, residents had access to the public park where they could participate in a multitude of recreational activities, exercise or simply relax,” said Jaqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors, the building’s leasing and marketing agent. “The area is filled daily with families picnicking, children playing, local gyms conducting classes and more. It’s been a major selling point for renters, particularly those moving from New York City and tired of its tighter spaces.”
Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, 7 Seventy House includes studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with high-end designs, finishes and appliances. It also houses roughly 90,000 square feet of amenity space, including a penthouse pool and roof deck with lounge seating, fire pits and grilling stations, outdoor gardens and a multilevel gym, along with a play room, game room and on-site dog park.
Outside the building is a two-acre resiliency park built and donated to the city by the development team, according to a news release. The public space boasts a plaza with step seating and a tilted lawn panel, expansive open areas to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets, a children’s playground, a one-acre green space designed for active and passive recreation uses and a 6,835-square-foot community gymnasium.
Bijou announced in late March that it would begin to offer virtual tours of 7 Seventy House, where it launched leasing last September. That platform includes personal Zoom meetings and interactive virtual walkthroughs of the fully furnished model apartments and amenity spaces, as the developer sought to maintain momentum through the pandemic.
Last month, the firm said it would resume in-person tours.