Columbia Property Trust recently announced the completion of the first phase of its ongoing redevelopment at 95 Columbus. The 680,000-square-foot office building is located directly across from the Grove Street PATH station entrance in downtown Jersey City.
Columbia is collaborating with architecture firm Spector Group to reinvent the building’s common areas. The first phase included transforming and modernizing the lobby through new flooring, walls, lighting, and a reception desk along with 35-foot-high ceilings. The entrance was refreshed through new metal cladding, integrated lighting, and curtain wall glass. The building’s adjacent parking garage was also upgraded during the renovations.
The second phase of renovations has commenced, which includes creating a lounge area in the lobby with a range of seating options and Wi-Fi access. Columbia is also undertaking upgrades such as a high-grade air filtration system and a new automated digital access system with destination dispatch elevators and portal entries that allow for a seamless street-to-office touchless experience for returning office workers. Additionally, they intend to construct a bike storage room, bathroom, and shower facilities.
“With our capital improvement program at 95 Columbus, we set out to create Jersey City’s most contemporary, productive, and inspired work environment, and a place where 21st century creative companies can thrive,” said David Cheikin, Senior Vice President, Asset Management and Leasing for Columbia. “We believe 95 Columbus will be a magnet for forward-looking companies seeking a premier office experience with the convenience and energy of its prime Grove Street neighborhood location, as well as its unparalleled easy transit access to suburban neighborhoods around the area.”
Cushman & Wakefield will market 95 Columbus’ availabilities. These include 200,000 square feet across five contiguous floors along with available retail storefronts.
The full renovation is expected to be completed in Fall 2021.
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