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The Shipyard

New life for a century-old shipyard

Just across the Hudson from Manhattan, Ironstate transformed a defunct shipyard — once the site of the Bethlehem Steel Company — into a vibrant mixed use community by integrating the area’s industrial traditions with signature architecture, public parks, pedestrian walkways, and a public marina. In addition to adding much-needed residences and public amenities to a parcel

that had long stood abandoned and undeveloped, the project had several unique benefits to the community. A home for the Hoboken Historical Museum was found- taking up residence in the renovated machine shop of the old shipyard- and a new ferry route was established in partnership with NY Waterways connecting Hoboken directly to midtown Manhattan.

Hoboken’s waterfront, the birthplace of Frank Sinatra and once home to industrial giants, had become a shell of its once thriving past. Then in the late nineties, under the guidance of Ironstate, Hoboken’s residents regained access to their waterfront with The Shipyard.

For nearly a century The Bethlehem Steel Company ran Hoboken’s north waterfront and after the shipyard’s closing in the mid-nineties, the neighborhood remained an industrial ghost town for years.

Ironstate began development providing much needed housing, parks, recreation, and retail to the area. Of the seven original industrial buildings in the area, the historic Machine Shop was carefully preserved by Ironstate and became the first home to the Hoboken Historic Museum. They signed a 100 year lease, valued at $3.4 million.

The Shipyard is a model of sustainable development with attributes that include a park and waterfront esplanade, a ferry link to Manhattan, a public marina with kayaks for use by residents and solar powered common areas.

Due to nearly a century of industrial presence in the area, Ironstate conducted extensive environmental remediation to restore the community for residential and commercial use.

Until recently all that could be seen up and down this city's prized
mile-long riverfront were the ghosts of its industrial past. Now… 20
derelict acres are being transformed into a mixed-use enclave
of 1,160 residences called The Shipyard.

The Berkshire:
One of the first and tallest
LEED® Gold
Certified buildings
in New Jersey State

The Berkshire, a 13-story luxury rental building, received LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This groundbreaking work continued Ironstate’s commitment to responsible environmental remediation at The Shipyard.

The Sovereign offers a collection of 260 modern rental residences situated in twin 12-story buildings connected by a three-story parking garage.

The Sovereign features spectacular views of the Hudson River and the New York City skyline, and offers upscale amenities and services including 24 hour attended lobby, concierge services, and a landscaped terrace with swimming pool and a club house.

Ironstate opened the waterfront to the community by transforming Pier 14 into a NY Waterway ferry terminal connecting North Hoboken to midtown and downtown Manhattan. Ironstate also rebuilt Pier 13 to create a marina and family-friendly beer garden that offers a variety of food, drinks, and activities against the stunning backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.