The lobby at One Harrison, 257-unit luxury apartment project in Harrison — Courtesy: BNE Real Estate Group and Hornrock Properties
By Joshua Burd
A joint venture has marked the opening of a new 257-unit residential building in Harrison, where renters have already leased nearly a third of the available apartments.
The developers, BNE Real Estate Group and Hornrock Properties, joined local officials on Thursday to unveil the upscale complex known as One Harrison. Located along the Passaic River, the property at 1 Harrison Ave. has leased 79 apartments since it became available in mid-May, signaling the town’s continued strength as a rental market.
BNE and Hornrock will hope to build on the momentum in the months ahead as they break ground on another 242 apartments just a few blocks away, one of several projects that are ongoing in the town’s waterfront redevelopment zone.
“We are proud to introduce an exciting new residential option in a town that continues to distinguish itself as a dynamic, transit-oriented destination for renters,” said David Pantirer, a partner at BNE. “One Harrison has been one of our most highly anticipated openings to date, and that has translated into spirited initial leasing activity, with a number of residents having already moved in.”
All photos courtesy: BNE Real Estate Group/HornRock Properties
With the debut of One Harrison, BNE has now delivered 570 apartments and condominiums in Harrison over more than 15 years, starting with the completion of River Park in the early 2000s. The firm is among the longest-running participants in the town’s effort to transform its formerly blighted industrial waterfront.
Collaboration with public officials has been central to that effort.
“This is a great project,” Harrison Mayor James A. Fife said Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “It looks beautiful, especially the sign outside that says, ‘Welcome to Harrison.’ ”
Fife also paid tribute to his predecessors in town hall, the late mayors Ray McDonough and Peter Higgins, as he thanked BNE and Hornrock.
“We’re very happy to have them here and we’re very happy to have them continue to help us build Harrison,” Fife said. “Raymond and Peter would be very happy about this.”
PNC Bank provided financing for One Harrison, which was designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners. With monthly rents beginning at $1,700, residents will have access to more than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space and private shuttle service to the town’s newly renovated PATH station.
Renters will also be minutes from a host of restaurants and retailers, along with Red Bull Arena. Internal amenities at One Harrison include lounge spaces, a two-level fitness studio with yoga and spin room and a vintage-inspired library with private meeting rooms.
Meantime, the property offers a multilevel pool deck overlooking the waterfront with a bar and lounge, grills, an open lawn area and a bocce ball court, according to a news release. Other amenities include a dog spa, lobby lounge with fireplace and coffee lounge with private dining.
“One Harrison further solidifies Harrison’s arrival as a vibrant residential destination with convenient transportation options and access to a host of recreational, dining, cultural and employment opportunities,” said Maurice Hornblass, a principal of Hornrock Properties. “We’re delighted to have worked alongside our partner BNE Real Estate Group and the town on a collective vision for Harrison, and are thrilled to welcome our residents who now call it home.”