Jersey City’s newest luxury rental building — RIVET — is now leasing in the burgeoning West Bergen neighborhood. Located within the mixed-use redevelopment known as University Place, the building is positioned at 23 University Place Boulevard at West Side Avenue and just a quick walk from the West Side Avenue station along the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. The community will eventually be home to six residential buildings and over 1,000 units, but RIVET is a chance to be a pioneer of University Place living.
The building is comprised of 163 luxury apartments, offering loft-like layouts and modern amenities. Studio, one-, and two-bedroom units, ranging from 550 to 1,300 square feet, will be available for move-in beginning July 2018.
RIVET also offers 10,000 square feet of ground-floor restaurant and service retail space which will add to the convenience of the community and the entire resident experience is activated across the ultra-modern amenity spaces with tech perks: an on-site cyber cafe with WiFi access, a virtual entry and package delivery system by Butterfly MX, and a state-of-the-art gym with Fitness On Demand plus a yoga studio. Also featuring complete connectivity in the indoor lounge as well as the 15,000-square-foot courtyard complete with sundeck, gaming areas, BBQ grills, and a spot for movie screenings — the only challenge will be deciding where to hang out.
As cool as the building is connected, the rental apartments will also not disappoint. Open floor plans combined with nearly 10-foot ceilings and an impressive window line create great light and air. Roomy foyers and great closet space distinguish the units from regular rentals. Engineered wood flooring runs throughout and each unit is equipped with an Electrolux washer and dryer — an exceptional convenience.
Kitchens are contemporary with classic details and outfitted with stainless steel appliances by Frigidaire. White cabinets and metal hardware are complemented by the stacked subway tile backsplash and Quartz countertops with an undermount sink. And some kitchens feature center islands or breakfast bars for additional space and seating.
Bathrooms are sleek retreats and feature a bathtub/shower with a subway tile surround accented by a glass mosaic. Floors are covered in porcelain and fixtures are shiny chrome. And the marble-topped vanity and built-in medicine cabinet provide plenty of storage space for a clean look.
Developed by The Hampshire Companies and Claremont Companies and managed by Greystar, “RIVET offers all of the luxury and lifestyle amenities of comparable waterfront/downtown properties at affordable price points,” said Richard Sciaretta, Director for Claremont Companies.
Starting at $1,600 and offering lease incentives, RIVET is affordable luxury in what is fast becoming Jersey City’s next hot spot. University Place will soon also be home to more than 120,000 square feet of retail, cafes, a lush landscaped green space, and a performing arts theater. RIVET also provides 177 spaces in a parking structure and the ease of commuting via light rail to the PATH or ferry.
“RIVET has everything today’s renter wants in a home,” said Norman Feinstein, Vice Chairman of The Hampshire Companies. “It is a perfect mix of modern luxury with the best that urban living has to offer right outside their doorstep.”