NJ BIZ: Leaving a Legacy in a Neighborhood

February 19, 2018

Manhattan Building Co. aims to change Jersey Avenue Park one piece at a time

While Hoboken-based developer Manhattan Building Co. is no stranger to Jersey City, the location of its two latest projects within there have brought it into new territory.

Having recently opened its South of Hoboken (Soho) Lofts project in the Jersey Avenue Park neighborhood – and across the road from its Cast-Iron Lofts – the developer said it is trying to change the area piece by piece.

With the opening of Soho Lofts, Manhattan Building added a total of 377 rental units, eight townhouses and 20,000 square feet of retail space. And with Cast Iron Lofts, which opened in 2016, it added 387 units and another 20,000 square feet of commercial space to the neighborhood.

But that’s just the beginning, according to Louis Mont, Manhattan Building’s COO.