Applied Development Company

1/28/2009 Update:

Last I knew, this building at Observer Highway and Washington Street was supposed to be the Applied Development’s new headquarters.

I’ve received several emails from folks ranging from “what is that?” to “hey, it’s ugly – how come they didn’t have the historical committee on their butts?”

Here’s a couple pictures taken last week. No post-image processing was done. Look how blue the sky is!


See how it looked previously after the jump…

8/9/2008 Update:

A Hoboken411 reader recently asked what was being built on the corner of Observer and Washington. I reminded him of this thread, and decided it was time to update the photos and get the conversation started again!



Developers (aka Applied Housing)

I heard they’re moving their headquarters to a new location at Washington and Observer. I wonder what kind of nifty zoning variances they were allowed for this project?


Description – “Applied Development Company has a 30-year history of focusing on the redevelopment and revitalization of New Jersey’s urban centers. Applied Housing Management Company owns and operates over 2,500 apartments in various locations throughout Hoboken”
Services – Main office, Real Estate development
Website –
Address – 5 Marine View Plz # 500, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone – 201-963-5200, 201-420-0157, Fax – 201-963-0148

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This is some other location on 14th street.

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21 Comments on "Applied Development Company"

9 years 2 months ago

This is ridiculous – they took a nice open piece of land on the corner with trees and flowers and bulldozed it to make their egomaniacal offices. These guys are such crooks to begin with – it’s no wonder The founder was indicted by the feds for all kinds of fraud. They built 333 River with government funding and turned it into ‘luxury’ residences.
I wonder if people who bribe and break the rules like this will ever actually be punished?

9 years 2 months ago

Applied is building lots of new high rises. Egomaniacal may be the right word to describe Applied now. They have Trumps project in JC and the new super premium luxury condominium project overlooking the golf course in JC as well.

super premium luxury condominium? Wonder what that will cost.

Joe Barry senior is out of the pokey and back to work from what I hear. It may not be business as usual with the bribes and all but he has plenty of money now so he won’t need to step down to that level to get things done.

Red Haven
9 years 2 months ago

I heard this building will be only five or six stories tall, with a modern looking design (as opposed to something that mimics pre-1900 buildings on the block. I don’t think a high-rise is going there.

9 years 2 months ago

So much for the “historical district”.

Red Haven
9 years 2 months ago

It’s historical Westy… the trees and rose bushes that used to be there are now History!