By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor
Jersey City, N.J.—Co-developers Building & Land Technology (BLT) and Metrovest have completed a new apartment property in Jersey City, called The Tower. It’s the fourth rental property to open at the developers’ larger development, The Beacon, in the past two years.
The Tower offers 128 studios, and one- and two-bedroom units housed in an 18-story building. It is a smoke-free and pet-free environment.
Common amenities include a landscaped Zen garden with seating and “mood lighting,” a 24/7 Cybex Club and Yoga Room with Wi-Fi and locker rooms, the Liberty Lounge and a multi-purpose room with flat-screen TVs, gaming tables and video systems. The 18th-floor sun deck offers views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty.
Each residence also offers central heating and air conditioning, individual washers and dryers, and smart card key access, with monthly rents starting at $1,750 a month. The Beacon’s other properties are The Mercury, Orpheum and Paramount. Like the others, The Tower’s exterior has been restored to recapture the architectural details of its Art Deco-era origin.
While The Tower excludes pets, The Beacon itself remains pet-friendly with two dog runs providing outdoor space for canines. The dog runs are part of an open space that also includes the 45,000- square-foot Overlook Park offering Manhattan skyline views, and an additional two-acre park with children’s playground and organic garden spaces.