Located at 777 South 3rd Street in Harrison, New Jersey, the second phase of development at Harrison URBY has opened its doors. The site’s first building opened in this location back in 2017, and was quickly occupied. The interiors and exteriors are designed by Dutch firm Concrete Architects, with Phase II resulting in a total of 270 new residential apartments.
David Barry of Urby had this to say about the recent opening:
“Urby is designed as a modern approach to urban apartment living that aims to create a far more inspired rental experience than what is currently offered by the existing apartment industry. Similar to how boutique hotels eclipsed corporate brands as the new standard in the hotel industry, we are confident that Urby will become the new standard for rental apartment living.”
Concrete is a design firm based in Amsterdam and has also designed a number of CitizenM hotels, including in New York City and in Stamford, Connecticut. For the shared spaces, there is a community garden within the complex that gives residents individual farm plots to grow anything they like. There is also the Urby Kitchen, and a two-story cafe that comes with a 30-foot treehouse and a baby grand piano as part of the interior design and decorations.
UrbyBlues is a recording studio that is part of the building site and comes with classrooms, practice space, and event halls for performances and parties.
Some of the amenities include a heated saltwater swimming pool and patio, open-air lounges and fire pits, BBQ grills and landscaped lawns, a dog park, and a two-story fitness center measuring 6,000 square feet.
Inside, spreads range from studios to one-bedroom and two-bedroom layouts. Some smart technology features include a keyless smartphone entry, remote smartphone HVAC and lighting, and Amazon lockers. Prices start at $1,875 and range up to $3,300 a month for a two-bedroom spread.
Harrison Urby sits among a number of upcoming and completed residential, retail and commercial projects that have been rising around the Harrison PATH station. This is due to the number of people that are relocating and or finding places to live close to New York City and Jersey City for job opportunities, without the worry of astronomically high rents seen across the Hudson River.
The PATH station is also responding to the growing population in the neighborhood, with new entrances and exits on the north and southbound sides of the train platforms.