3 Acres at 400 Claremont Ave. in Jersey City — Courtesy: 400 Claremont LLC
By Joshua Burd
A developer has leased up nearly 630 units at a new luxury apartment building in Jersey City’s West Side neighborhood, achieving the milestone in less than six months.
The owner, 400 Claremont LLC, has worked alongside The Marketing Directors to draw renters to what’s known as 3 Acres at 400 Claremont Ave. The team has filled the 629-unit property thanks in part to its vast collection of upscale amenities, its ground-floor retail offerings and a design that incorporates the neighborhood’s industrial history.
“When we conceptualized 3 Acres, we envisioned a community that provided a hospitality-inspired lifestyle experience that rivaled signature properties along the New Jersey waterfront and in New York City, but at a much more attractive price point,” said Art Johnson, a principal of 400 Claremont LLC. “Fully leasing the building in such a short amount of time underscores the appeal of the building and the ongoing growth of the West Side as a new residential destination.”
The developer built the collection of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes with longtime interior design partner Andrew J. Van Etten and the project’s architect, Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects. The result was a property that spans the width of two blocks, with 70,000 square feet of amenity and social spaces including work pods, a multi-sport simulator and screening room and a game room with a mini bowling alley, ping pong, shuffleboard, pinball and arcade games.
Aside from a high-end fitness center and infrared saunas, 3 Acres also has outdoor spaces such as a rooftop terrace with grilling and dining areas, a community garden and three distinctive outdoor courtyards with a pool and recreation areas. Additionally, the building is home to street-level retail space that houses the Table at 3 Acres restaurant and Three Thirds Café.
“We wanted to create a series of niche spaces, from intimate work-from-home cubicles to open lounges, that would take advantage of the vast amount of square footage while avoiding a sense of being in a banquet hall,” Van Etten said. “We drew from hospitality concepts to provide areas for a mix of activities and atmospheres punctuated by interesting architectural details and finishes.”