A rendering of The Lively, a 180-unit multifamily project slated for 321 Warren St. in Jersey City — Courtesy: LMC
By Joshua Burd
A developer has completed vertical construction for its first project in the Northeast — an 18-story apartment building in Jersey City — with plans to deliver the property this summer.
LMC, a subsidiary of Lennar, recently topped out the 180-unit development known as The Lively. Located at 321 Warren St., the project will include not only luxury apartments but also ground-floor retail space and a 14,200-square-foot black-box theater in an effort to integrate the property into the city’s Powerhouse Arts District.
“The topping out symbolizes a milestone in the development process and brings us one step closer to officially joining the resurging downtown district of Jersey City,” said Greg Belew, division president of the New York tristate region for LMC. “The area continues to emerge as an attractive destination for new residents, and we’re thrilled to provide a unique luxury living experience in the heart of the energetic and eclectic Powerhouse Arts District.”
First move-ins are slated for this summer, LMC said in a news release. Residents will benefit from its proximity to the Grove Street PATH station and ferry service, along with the retail and restaurant offerings of downtown Jersey City.
With layouts ranging from studios to three-bedrooms, The Lively will have high-end finishes and smart home technology in each unit, the developer said. Amenities will include a fitness center with a flex fitness studio, a demonstration kitchen and a roof deck lounge with a pool, barbecue grills, fireplace and sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.
The retail space is expected to total more than 1,300 square feet and will include Lackawanna Coffee, a local chain marking its third location. Along with what will be the area’s first large-scale theater, operated by Nimbus Dance Works, the development calls for additional supporting spaces dedicated to the arts.
Katerra is the project’s general contractor, while Fogarty Finger is the architect and interior designer. TD Bank is the construction lender.