90 Columbus in Jersey City — Courtesy: Ironstate Development Co. and Panepinto Properties
By Joshua Burd
Ironstate Development Co. and Panepinto Properties have taken the wraps off the last piece of a multiphase, mixed-use project that has brought nearly 1,500 new apartments and a hotel to downtown Jersey City over the course of a decade.
The developers have already leased more than 100 apartments at the final phase, a 539-unit luxury apartment building known as 90 Columbus, after debuting the property only three weeks ago. Located at the corner of Columbus Drive and Grove Street, the 51-story tower is now reaping the benefits that have propelled the earlier phases of the project, including a location at the entrance to the Grove Street PATH Station.
“90 Columbus reflects the evolution of Jersey City and our commitment to delivering a lifestyle experience that meaningfully connects with today’s urban renter,” said Michael Barry, Ironstate’s president. “From modern design to innovative and thoughtfully curated amenity spaces to an ultra-convenient location, 90 Columbus is a great addition to the Jersey City landscape.”
Known as The Columbus Collection, the overall plan by Ironstate and Panepinto includes 1,484 rental units, a 152-suite Residence Inn by Marriot hotel, a roughly 1,000-space enclosed parking garage and street-level retail space housing Base Gym and Sprove Market Place. The developers have built the high-profile project over several years, capturing a location that is in the heart of the downtown and just blocks from the Hudson River.
Along with offering PATH service to Midtown and Lower Manhattan, the complex is also steps from Jersey City’s Newark Avenue dining and shopping district. Renters, meantime, can find dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty, along with a series of high-end amenities.
All photos courtesy: Ironstate/Panepinto
“The Columbus Collection has proven to be a tremendous asset to Jersey City and has helped spearhead the proliferation of new lifestyle offerings throughout the Grove Street neighborhood,” said Joseph Panepinto, CEO and president of Panepinto Properties. “The amalgam of residential, retail and hospitality reflect the innovative lifestyle and culture of the city.”
The developers tapped famed Parisian interior architect Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance and internationally renowned landscape designer Bas Smets as part of the design team, according to a news release. They touted elements such as an intimate but grand lobby attended by a 24-hour doorman and full-time porters and a two-story communal lounge with a green winter garden.
The building also features a large communal workspace, a 60,000-square-foot outdoor landscaped roof deck with a pool, BBQ grilling stations, sport court, dog run and children’s play area, the news release said. Residents receive membership to the street-level, 30,000-square-foot Base Gym.
“90 Columbus provides a fresh and creative new lifestyle choice for residents in one of downtown Jersey City’s most sought-after neighborhoods,” said Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors, the building’s exclusive leasing and marketing agent. “Prospective renters are truly amazed when they tour the building and see how unique and well thought-out the design and amenities are, which is reflected in the early leasing activity.”
Monthly rents at 90 Columbus currently start at $2,695. The building includes layouts ranging from studios to two-bedroom units, offering high-end interiors, finishes and appliances.