65 Bay Street – Winning a Silver in Jersey City
Located in the heart of the up-and-coming Powerhouse Arts District, overlooking the Hudson River, a new, unparalleled residential luxury experience towers over Jersey City quickly, emerging as a destination of choice to those who seek an alternative to out-of-reach and over-priced Manhattan and Brooklyn.
The 52-story tower has 447 units ranging in size from studios to 3-bedrooms that are outfitted with high quality furnishings, hardwood floors, concrete countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Bay Street offers multiple floor plans to suit each lifestyle from studio to three bedroom apartments; some with panoramic city views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. With close proximity to major transportation, residents can conveniently explore the diverse and growing offerings of Jersey City and enjoy easy access to New York City.
Residents will enjoy 41,000 sq. ft of the finest amenities, including an observation deck on the 52nd floor with 360 degree views of Manhattan, a roof top pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an expansive children’s playroom, and a 24-hour on-call white glove concierge service to fulfill every request. For the ultimate social gatherings, community spaces come in the form of party rooms, a chef’s table, a sports parlor, and a screening lounge. There is also an indoor golf simulator and a lavishly appointed spa.
The building has two ground floor retail spaces, one with 16,000 square feet and the other 3,000. The neighborhood is finally emerging as a contender to parts of Manhattan in terms of scale and scope. The building’s podium interacts with the city blocks creating urban edges that emphasize walkability. As Jersey City continues to densify, encouraging pedestrian-friendly design is a must.
Clean lines and state of the art design abound throughout. Cool walls accented with warm wood frames and crisp lighting creates an environment of comfort and relaxation. Hardwood floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances reach through each unit, adding to the luxurious feel of texture and pattern found within.
The site was small and extremely tight, so the design and construction had to be implemented perfectly. Additionally, the site already had a parking garage, so this piece was incorporated into the new building. The project features quite a bit of brick cladding, which added more complexity to the project as well.
Designers and developers met with the city and zoning councils multiple times. The city had sex extremely high standards for the design of the project. The construction team had to adhere to the original elevations throughout the entire process. No changes were allowed to be made.
65 Bay Street is a 2017 Best in American Living Awards Silver winner.