Troy Towers at 380 Mountain Road in Union City — Courtesy: Steven Kratchman Architect PC
By Joshua Burd
The board of a 22-story condominium building in Union City has tapped a design firm to create a plan for modernizing the 55-year-old property.
The practice, Steven Kratchman Architect PC, is based in Manhattan but will bring extensive experience in New Jersey to the assignment at Troy Towers. The firm is now working with ownership to brainstorm and prioritize short- and long-term projects in conjunction with repair work that is currently in progress at the roughly 315-unit property, which is located at 380 Mountain Road.
“Our master plan for Troy Towers is the first part of a multitiered program to transform the community into a contemporarily positioned multifamily property,” said Steven Kratchman, owner and founder of SKAPC. “The master plan will serve as a guide for the board and its residents over the next five to 10 years where they can prioritize potential upgrades, meet current and future resident needs and increase property values.”
In a news release, SKAPC said its other projects in the area include the recently completed Apogee in Cliffside Park and Mediterranean South in Fort Lee, which is in the early stages of renovations. Troy Towers, which was built in 1966, is another Gold Coast fixture that overlooks the Lincoln Harbor marina, Hoboken, the Hudson River and New York City.
“Our design team is working to reimagine the future of the property using the latest digital photorealistic technology,” said Kratchman, a former Hoboken and Jersey City resident. “The resulting images will help the board and the community to conceptualize and respond to proposed plans and design ideas and build consensus before they invest in physical construction.”