Uptown condo development activity

Harbor House completely demolished

A quick “status update” for the northeast side of the 14th & Clinton Street intersection. The old Harbor House facility is now 100% demolished.

Next on the agenda for this area is the 14th St. Viaduct rehabilitation as well.

“Artists Lofts” project developing in Hoboken?

Hoboken411 reader Rebecca noticed some construction activity in the beautiful neighborhood near the splendid 14th Street Viaduct recently. Part of the old Harbor House rehabilitation center was knocked down and the lot is being cleared and remediated.

My memory is a bit rusty about what this development is going to be, but I recall something that was on the Zoning Board of Adjustments agenda several years ago. I think this is some kind of “loft” apartment building, which included provisions for so-called “artists lofts.”

Here’s a few random questions that sprang to mind:

  • Why must they label any apartments “artists lofts?” Aren’t we all artists to some degree?
  • What about other “lifestyles?” Such as “Stripper Lofts,” or “Slacker pads?” Does calling them a warm & friendly “community” name help the approval process?
  • What do you think of that neighborhood? How would they market it? “Next to a multi-year construction project – great for industrial equipment fans!” or “Stunning views of Manhattan’s exquisite communication antennas!”
  • Do you ever wonder if anyone has their eyes on the “big picture” in Hoboken as each new development is approved and constructed? What about infrastructure like roads, sewerage, parking?

Anyway, I guess in the long-run it beats an empty lot or abandoned building…

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6 Comments on "Uptown condo development activity"

LobstaGirl
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LobstaGirl

Sign me up, the further away from the drunken noises that are emitted 24/7 from the drunken amateurs in the town these days, the better!

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Where will the half way house residents go now?

Hoboken.gary
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Hoboken.gary

Why must they label any apartments “artists lofts?” Aren’t we all artists to some degree?

No, we aren’t. “Artists Lofts” usually refer to people whose income is solely (or largely) gained from artistic endeavors.

What about other “lifestyles?” Such as “Stripper Lofts,” or “Slacker pads?” Does calling them a warm & friendly “community” name help the approval process?

The developer, or community, or city government, that dictates things as Artist Lofts have decided that it’s worth the decreased revenue or extra costs to support having artists living in their building, community or city.

What do you think of that neighborhood? How would they market it? “Next to a multi-year construction project – great for industrial equipment fans!” or “Stunning views of Manhattan’s exquisite communication antennas!”

Didn’t that lot used to be a halfway house? Condos>Halfway House, in real estate terms. Isn’t the new Beer Garden and chicken joint going in around the corner? With the bus stop right there, shoprite around the corner, the diner, the movie theater, Carpe Diem, the light rail a few blocks away and the proposed park going in, I don’t think it’d be too bad of an investment.

Do you ever wonder if anyone has their eyes on the “big picture” in Hoboken as each new development is approved and constructed? What about infrastructure like roads, sewerage, parking?

You should have been asking that for the last 25 years.

Stamper
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Stamper

It’s a free market.

NorthKrissy
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NorthKrissy

Horrible location. They’ll build anywhere these days.

jonnyc
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jonnyc

Is this a joke?

The property is four blocks from the Hudson River, one block from a movie theater, two blocks from a pharmacy, seven blocks from a grocery store, within a stone’s throw of numerous bars and restaurants, including 1 block from an awesome new beer garden, less than 10 blocks from light rail, and ONE block (and less than 15 minutes) from public transit to Manhattan.

Not to mention, much of this is new development, proving that developers and individuals are investing heavily in the area. It’s not the most beautiful part of town – currently – but we would have said the same thing about most of Hoboken barely a decade ago. Building there now is a pretty great idea and in fact, they are probably behind the curve.

Kind of a baffling comment. [quote comment=”207700″]Horrible location. They’ll build anywhere these days.[/quote]

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