The South Waterfront is a magnificent 2.3 million-square-foot mixed-use development now rising on New Jersey's Gold Coast.
Ideally situated along the Hudson River, the site features unparalleled transportation access, glorious views of the Manhattan skyline, and award-winning public parks and esplanades.
The South Waterfront currently is home to two 13-story, Class A office towers, a 526-unit residential building and a new 265-room "W" hotel. The complex also boasts a supermarket, banks, restaurants and a beautiful waterfront esplanade and park. Additional public spaces are under development, and a new office tower is planned for the site's only remaining parcel. Together, the City of Hoboken, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and their private sector partners are transforming 50 acres of unused waterfront into a unique commercial, residential and recreational community that preserves the city's architectural character and provides public access to the waterfront.
The South Waterfront is located on three new city blocks. Commercial development is located at the southern end of the site, closest to public transportation. Residential use is at the northern end. Buildings and open spaces have been planned to ensure that the architecture, building materials and landscaping are consistent with the rich historical character of the surrounding community.
Block A includes two successful Class A, 13-story office towers, offering 934,000 square feet of office space and ground-level retail. The world-class buildings were constructed and are managed by SJP Properties.
The buildings are home to such leading corporations as global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Marsh & McLennan, Japan's Sumitomo Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities; France's CPR (USA), and the U.S. headquarters of Swiss-based Octapharma. Ground floor amenities include PNC and J.P. Morgan Chase Manhattan banks, a state-of-the-art fitness facility and spa, a hair salon, and restaurants and cafes including a Wolfgang Puck Restaurant and a Chock-Full-of-Nuts Café.
Block B includes two parcels.
Parcel A is the site of a new 245,000-square-foot luxury hotel that opened in April 2009. Hoboken's "W" hotel, operated by Starwood Hotels and Resorts, offers 265 hotel rooms and 40 condominium apartments on its uppermost floors.
Parcel B will be home to a 520,000-square-foot, 14 story office building to be constructed by SJP Properties.
Block C's luxury residential building contains 526 rental apartments, 62,000 square feet of retail space, 584 parking spaces and numerous tenant amenities. Retail tenants include Kings Supermarket, Valley National Bank, Cort Furniture and three restaurants: Trinity Restaurant, 3 Forty Grill and The Quays.
The South Waterfront will offer more than ten acres of public spaces, including a waterfront walkway and linear park, and parks and recreational areas located on restored piers. The waterfront walkway and linear park now run the entire length of the South Waterfront.
Located on a former cargo pier, the five-acre Pier A Park includes one-and-a-half miles of walkways and bike paths, a large lawn, a tree grove, an open-air performance area, a pavilion, a large fountain court, four kiosks and a fish cleaning station.
Pier A Park, as well as the linear park beside the new Sinatra Drive, is a link in the 14-mile Hudson River Walkway, a planned continuous walking and bicycle route along New Jersey's Gold Coast.
The new Pier C Park is under construction.
New Jersey Future, a government organization, has presented the "Smart Growth" award to the city and the Port Authority for the design and construction of the South Waterfront's public parks.
Located along the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey, the site extends south to north from First to Fourth Streets and west to east from River Street to Piers A and C at the Hudson River.
The surrounding Hoboken community offers a wide range of restaurants, as well as antique shops, clothing boutiques and a diversity of other stores and services for both tourists and residents. Liberty State Park, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the New Jersey Meadowlands complex, with its shops and sporting events, are nearby.
The South Waterfront can be easily reached by public transit and highways. It is adjacent to Hoboken Terminal, a major transportation hub that offers direct access to midtown and lower Manhattan in New York City, and cities and suburbs throughout northern and western New Jersey and the Hudson River waterfront. Services include the PATH (live link) rail transit system, New Jersey Transit trains and buses, ferry service to Manhattan and the new Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line which connects Hoboken to other waterfront communities.