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 residential, is the tallest LEED certified building in New Jersey. This groundbreaking work continues Ironstate’s commitment to responsible environmental remediation in the Shipyard.

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 as well as rebuilding Pier 13 into a Marina and Sailing Club.