JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Cast Iron Collection, an offering of upscale rental homes, resort-inspired amenities and supportive street-level retail space, has quickly become something of an icon in SoHo West (South of Hoboken, West of New York City), the exciting new lifestyle neighborhood being spearheaded by developer Manhattan Building Company on the border of Jersey City and Hoboken.
A testament to the high appeal and desire for spacious, loft-inspired rental living in fully-amenitized buildings near the NJ PATH has been the incredible leasing success experienced at the neighborhood’s second apartment building, Cast Iron Lofts II. More than 80% of the 232 homes in the 27-story industrial-inspired building have been leased since its opening earlier this year, providing clear evidence of the viability and attractiveness of one of Jersey City’s hidden residential treasures.
Renters can still secure their place in one of Hudson County’s most fashionable residential address. Premium apartments still remain at Cast Iron Lofts II, priced from $3,175. Included in the available inventory are a select number of the building’s two-bedroom homes, which have been widely popular with roommate shares and young couples with small children looking for oversized rentals on New Jersey’s Hudson River “Gold Coast.”
“When we first conceptualized the Cast Iron Collection, we were extremely excited about the untapped potential of this neighborhood,” says Lou Mont, Chief Operating Officer of Manhattan Building Company. “We believed in the location, the residences, and the overall lifestyle we’re creating.”
“Now, with more than 300 residents calling SoHo West home and our initial retail operations opening their doors, it’s clear the public believes in this neighborhood too. As we near the end of our leasing program for Cast Iron Lofts II, the active and lively urban destination we all envisioned has come to life.”
Manhattan Building Company officially launched Cast Iron Lofts II in February with homes offering some of the largest floor plans in the Hudson County market, a full suite of indoor and outdoor amenities and 20,000 square-feet of street-level retail space, which currently includes 8 Springs Studio, a Pilates and Yoga studio and Viaquenti Academy, a bilingual pre-school. Brewshot, a coffee shop that has several other locations in Jersey City and NYC, is also expected to debut this fall.
“To lease this many homes – this quickly — in what is still an emerging location speaks volumes about the value and appeal of the lifestyle being offered at the Cast Iron Collection,” adds Audrey Spina, Director of Leasing. “The community’s proximity to the Hoboken PATH Station affords residents incredibly convenient mass transit service to Manhattan. The spacious and well-planned homes, full suite of amenities, and retail component complete the desirable urban lifestyle experience — all at a price point that is extremely favorable when compared to areas like downtown Jersey City and Hoboken.”
Cast Iron Lofts II features expansive studio, one-, two- and a large selection of three-bedroom residence. Apartments range from 885 to 1,885 square feet of living space and include 10’ ceiling heights with exposed duct work, oversized windows, custom walk-in closets, hardwood floors, granite countertops, bathrooms with stained marble vanity, polished porcelain Carrera-tiled floor and glass enclosed showers with shower surround and massaging shower-heads. There’s also state-of-the-art, fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances.
“We have a large number of floor plans to choose from, including apartments with a bonus den,” Ms. Spina continues. “These residences are significantly larger than those found in high-rise rental buildings along the waterfront. Each apartment is bathed in natural light and has been designed to maximize layout and location, with many boasting magnificent views of the New York City skyline and/or the Statute of Liberty.”
Highlighting the social and active lifestyle at Cast Iron Lofts II, particularly during the summer months, is its hotel-inspired amenity package. The community’s resort-style 17,000 square-foot rooftop deck opened for its inaugural season Memorial Day Weekend, providing residents access to the sparking heated pool and its accompanying rooftop amenities, including pool-side shower, gas BBQ grills, outdoor fire pit lounge areas, and lush landscaping with a shaded tree grove and sitting area.
The outdoor amenities are not the only lifestyle elements that make Cast Iron Lofts II an activity rich rental experience. Inside, the building boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio and fitness on demand system, business center, private conference room, children’s playroom, resident lounge with bar, fireplace, billiard table, shuffleboard and large screen TV; a lobby library lounge and bike storage.
“To fully maximize the resident experience, we’re also offering a 24-hour concierge, lobby package display system, valet dry cleaning service, on-demand fitness reservation system and indoor reserved garage parking,” Ms. Spina points out.
Cast Iron Lofts’ unique location provides easy access to some of New Jersey’s most dynamic urban centers. Within minutes, residents can enjoy all that Hoboken and downtown Jersey City have to offer. Complimentary daily shuttle service is provided to nearby PATH stations and NY Waterway ferry terminals, while the community’s SoHo Link service offers transportation to select local destinations, including SoHo in New York City. The building is also convenient to the New Jersey Turnpike extension for an easy commute into north and central New Jersey.