Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, 3 Acres has brought a mix of apartments ranging from micro studios to two-bedroom layouts to 400 Claremont Ave. in Jersey City. — Photo by Jacob Snavely/Courtesy: 400 Claremont LLC
By Joshua Burd
Renters have leased nearly half of a new 629-unit luxury apartment building in Jersey City, in a sign of growing demand in the municipality’s lesser-known West Side neighborhood.
The developer, 400 Claremont LLC, is approaching the milestone just three months after the launch of leasing at what’s known as 3 Acres. It cited the activity as an endorsement of not only the burgeoning residential area, but the building’s design and some 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space.
The firm is working alongside The Marketing Directors to lease the property at 400 Claremont Ave., where monthly rents start from $1,575, with grand opening incentives.
“We made a big bet on the West Side, believing that the positive transformation that has taken place here in recent years paved the way for a top-of-market rental building with an extraordinary amount of indoor and outdoor amenities and high-level services,” said Art Johnson, a principal of 400 Claremont LLC. “We’re thrilled that the bet has paid off in terms of the overwhelming public reaction. Leasing 300 apartments in just the first three months is a testament to how well this building is connecting with residents.”
Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, 3 Acres has a sleek, Danish-inspired design with a mix of reclaimed and contemporary materials, including raw concrete and metal for both a historic and contemporary feel, according to a news release. Residents can choose from micro studios, studios with alcoves that mirror the space of a one-bedroom home, traditional one-bedroom layouts and two-bedroom residences.
The building also offers a selection of studio homes furnished by Resource Furniture, a leader in transformative and multifunctional spaces, which includes three-in-one pieces that quickly transform living areas into work and sleep spaces. Meantime, 400 Claremont has tapped LIVunLtd. to oversee its calendar of private residential events and programming for its social spaces, which will be supported by a dedicated, on-site lifestyle manager.
“LIVunLtd. has a presence in some of the most high-profile buildings in New York City and beyond and having them onsite at 3 Acres speaks to the developer’s commitment to providing a full lifestyle experience for residents,” said Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors. “This building checks all the boxes and then some, and it’s helping to put Jersey City’s West Side in the spotlight.”
The developer also touted a lobby that is bordered on both sides by an array of lounge, amenity and workspaces that run the full two-block width of the building and open to a second level with additional social spaces. Those include a high-end fitness center, infrared saunas, conference room, work pods, a chef’s table with a demonstration kitchen, a multisport simulator and a screening room, among others.
Outdoors, residents have access to a rooftop terrace and a pool with a hot tub and sundeck, cabanas and loungers, along with three distinctive outdoor courtyards, the news release said. The building also has street-level retail space that will soon house The Lobby Bar, Table at 3 Acres restaurant, Three Thirds Café and Juice Caboose.