Garden Street Lofts

8/7/2008 Progress Update:

Decided to refresh the Garden Street Lofts thread today, since they recently removed the scaffolding from the project, and the area is starting to look better.


Many residents have said they can’t wait until Garden Street from 14th to 15th re-opens. It’ll certainly make driving up there a bit easier.



6/26/2007 Update:

Here are a few construction progress photos. See the rest below.


2/2/2007 Update:

Coldwell Banker indicates that this project is expected to be completed Spring 2008. No exact pricing yet, but they indicate one bedrooms will be priced from the low 600’s, two bedrooms from the low 900’s, and three bedrooms from 1.1 million. Six of the units expected to be released for pre-sale by April 2007.

Is this sheer irony that a “green” kind of apartment complex is being built on 14th and Garden Street? Or was this the marketing plan from the get-go in order to command bigger bucks?


We have nothing against having a building to live in, nor have we contacted the developers to see what the real deal is with this upcoming project. Interesting design, though. Are they keeping the previous facade in order to maintain compliance with the historical requirements of the City. Hard to tell from a rendering.

We’re also for having a nice clean environment. But what would one single “green” building in Hoboken do for the city? Nothing. Especially with 100’s of buses and construction trucks passing by daily. Are they going to be 100% green? Use electric construction equipment? When this gets built, we plan to be there every day taking pictures of the smog created during the building process.

Here’s their website if you want to sign up to learn more. I wonder how many trees they’ll knock down to print the promotional material?

“Live Green” (only if you’re the developer)



33 Responses

  1. HU says:

    The same developer is now looking to build two 17 story LEED buildings at 1415 Park ( where the parking deck is now). What cracks me up about the “green design” is that all the additional garbage, noise pollution and congestion will probably wipe out any benefits of a green build.

  2. HU says:

    PS The apartments will either have a view of a parking deck or be on 14th street with all it’s noise.

  3. JHoboken says:

    Definitley kudos for keeping the old facade, and I’m all for the green idea. They can handle the noise if they do the proper soundproffing and windows. I renovated a first floor office space on Washington Street and it’s amazing what you can do to block out sound if your willing to pay the money. Funny thing is — they’re obviously going to blow up any existing buildings nearby (including the new parking lot). I mean, if you look at the interior rendering and look out those beautiful floor to ceiling windows there are fields and trees all around. That’s well worth the $600,000 price tag.

  4. Blucheez says:

    Their map says that I live at Stevens Institute at 10th and Hudson. News to me.

  5. Trail of Dead says:

    If it’s true as mentioned above, that this developer saved the beautiful brick building on 14th and Park from destruction then thanks! That is a really nice building. Beautiful proportions. Too bad they are covering up the ground-level windows with drywall though. It’s going to be a CVS or something? They (CVS) should be fined for ruining a beautiful building.
    The rendering of Garden Street lofts also looks promising. 411 was kind of harsh on them I think. The LEED rating is not just a bunch of hype, and once again, thanks for keeping the original building, which is beautiful.

    BTW does anybody know what’s being built on 14th and Willow, SW corner?

  6. beerzgood says:

    I live directly across the street from this voluminous construction site.

    There’s nothing “green” going on with the construction.

    It’s been nothing but jack hammering from 7am to 3pm every day for the past two years.

    I doubt the imbeciles that would pay a premium to buy into a green building would approve of the noise pollution caused by the construction of their alleged superior building.

    Future Garden Street Lofts owners can bite me. 😈

  7. homeworld says:

    sorry, but Noise Pollution is not part of the credits for LEED.

  8. homeboken says:

    I like the exterior look of the building. Incorporating new design and keeping the historic look. Also a big fan of the uptown location.

    That said, the price tag for 2 BR’s are a reach in this market. I don’t think they developer will have much luck selling $900k 2 BRs. I also think the amenity package is pretty light for that asking price.

  9. RUHOBO says:

    Brownstones are great to look at from the outside but the layout sucks. I rather be in a modern layout of 3 bdrm than the brownstone. Not sure where you can get a 2 bdrm with parking for 500k in town that’s NOT IN A FLOOD ZONE. yes you can get that in the west part, way west of the town but who wants to live there. For everyone worry about the noise you should not live in hoboken, move to Milford.

  10. claypots says:

    Anyone know what will be going in on the ground floor? Restaurant? Retail?

  11. Redstorm says:

    [quote comment=”98022″]yes you can get that in the west part, way west of the town but who wants to live there.[/quote]

    Considering the amount of construction going on, I would say plenty of people want to live there.

  12. tori says:

    even green buildings need to actually be constructed guys, so it’s kind of silly to say that construction and noise of the building is against it being green? no? am i missing something?

    i think it’s great that they kept the exterior and gracefully integrated the modern ne construction part.

    Here’s what i do think is reidiculous- i went ot the sales office thinking a model was already open…I used to live riight by there on 14th and was dying to see how it was turning out…. so anyways, they said when the model / units are ready, they won’t even show you if you are not pre-qualified and ready to buy. that’s so ridiculous and unfriendly. And they prices are astronomical! in this market, are they on drugs? it does appear they are doing “top of the line” everything, which i suppose warrants premium prices as opposed to typical toll brothers crappy materials used in their buildings, but still prices seem way high.

  13. eg24 says:

    Anyone have an idea when GSL is ready for occupancy? Originally it was summer 2008, that has obviously passed. Looks as if they are making progress but still quite behind.

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