A mixed-use development that’s a stone’s throw away from several other projects in Hoboken’s northwest area should see completion sometime early next year, another sign that the city’s residential growth is officially moving full speed ahead.
The latest venture, this one going in at 1101 Grand Street, was designed by Lee Levine Architects, who have worked pretty extensively in both New York City and Hudson County, including on Jersey City’s 311 Washington Boulevard.
The new project will replace an 8,000 square foot, two-story former office space that’s currently being demolished. Lee Levine Architects actually used to occupy the soon-to-be gone building at the site before moving into space at the Monroe Center.
Plans for the property were originally approved all the way back in June of 2006, but the development, like many from that time, was a victim of the recession and never got built. But last May, the city’s Zoning Board approved several changes to the project, which the planners behind it say gives the building a more modern look.
The project, being undertaken by North Bergen-based general contractor Molfetta Corporation, will construct a new five-story, 16-unit residential building with 14 parking spaces and a green roof. Based on past approvals, 14 of the project’s apartments should be two-bedrooms. The development will also feature 1,133 square feet of retail space on the corner of the intersection that will be dry-flood proofed, something Hoboken’s public officials have stressed the importance of in the western, lower-lying parts of the city.
The new structure will have an Aristocrat cast stone façade and sport push-powered, black-framed Marvin windows, plus a corner bay window that will reach three stories high. The sleeker design of the building was changed significantly from its originally proposed incarnation, a comparison of which provides some interesting insight as to the direction of architecture trends in the area over the last decade.
As you can see from the original rendering of the project from back in 2006, the current proposal has a decidedly softer look, also eliminating some of the building’s busier features. The Zoning Board reacted very positively to the changes during last year’s meeting that saw the project’s approval, with board members noting that they were pleased with the elimination of the previous building’s “bat-wing like barrel roof,” as they described it.
Construction on the new building should commence as soon as demolition and clearing of the site is completed.
[gmap height=”250px”]1101 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ 07030[/gmap]
1101 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ 07030