The lobby at Le Léo, a new apartment building at 244 St. Paul’s Ave. in Jersey City, is among several high-end common spaces inside the 99-unit property. — Courtesy: Park Stone Management/Fields Grade
By Joshua Burd
Leasing is underway at a new six-story, 99-unit luxury apartment building in Jersey City’s fast-growing Journal Square district.
Its developers, Park Stone Management and Fields Grade, hope to lure renters to the property at 244 St. Paul’s Ave. with a selection of upscale amenities and ground-floor retail space that’s home to Choc-O-Pain French Bakery + Café. The building known as Le Léo is also just off John F. Kennedy Boulevard, while residents are less than a 10-minute walk from the Journal Square Transportation Center, which offers a host of mass transit options including PATH service.
Monthly rents at the collection of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments start in the $2,500s, with grand opening incentives. The homes are available for immediate occupancy.
“Journal Square’s return as the center of Jersey City is on full display throughout the neighborhood which is teeming with dining, shops, entertainment and culture, all centered around a transit-rich infrastructure,” said Jonathan Feifer, founder and owner of Park Stone Management. “The area has also emerged as a residential destination, drawing residents from New York City, downtown Jersey City, the state’s suburban communities and beyond. We’re excited to add Le Léo to the mix and introduce a contemporary, boutique offering to the neighborhood.”
Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, Le Léo features apartments built with high-end materials, appliances and finishes. On-site amenities include a lobby lounge, a fitness center and yoga studio, a resident lounge and co-working space with a conference room, along with outdoor spaces such as a rooftop terrace with private dining areas and grills, sun loungers and a misting station.
The developers have tapped The Marketing Directors as the building’s marketing and leasing agent.
“Le Léo’s stylish living spaces, curated amenities and convenient location should resonate with residents looking for a brand-new residential option in this dynamic neighborhood,” said Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors. “We also expect it to appeal to those who prefer a more boutique setting over the much larger high-rises that dot the area.”
The building, which has enclosed garage parking, joins a resurgent neighborhood with offerings such as the Mana Contemporary arts center, the soon-to-be restored Loew’s Theatre and the planned Parisian museum, Centre De Pompidou. The area also has a host of dining and retail options, plus community activities such as the JSQ Farmers Market and annual Bergen Square Day.