50-90 Columbus

Connecting Jersey City: from its historic
district to the waterfront

Once thought of simply as a value alternative to Manhattan, Jersey City has successfully transitioned into one of the country’s hottest real estate destinations. Enjoying a similar trajectory as Brooklyn, Jersey City is flourishing with new restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and cultural attractions which have attracted an influx of entrepreneurs and artists who want to live, work, and play in a vibrant metropolitan area with convenient access to Manhattan. Our site on Christopher Columbus Drive at the entrance of the Grove Street PATH Station offered an opportunity to create something decidedly modern and design-driven that would also be an asset to the community.

Following the success of 50 Columbus, which saw all 400 units leased within the first year of the building’s opening, we launched 70 Columbus in fall, 2015. The iconic 50-story, 545-unit residential tower was designed by Gwathmey, Siegel, Kaufman and Associate Architects (GSKA) and HLW International, with stylish common areas and amenities designed by European starkitect, Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance. The building’s community-driven ground-floor retail space includes a Sunac Natural Market which offers high-quality natural and organic foods and socially-responsible products; and a Base Fitness gym. Additional phases at the development will include 80 Columbus, a 152-key Marriott Residence Inn slated to open in Fall, 2016, followed by 90 Columbus, approved for 539 rental units.

In 2007, Ironstate began development on the hugely successful premium rental building: 50 Columbus. In addition to providing 400 units of housing to the community, it also features a two-story recreation center, resort-style rooftop deck with swimming pool, basketball court and lounging areas.

Up-and-coming designer Andres Escobar designed the interiors of 50 Columbus.

The success of 50 Columbus paved way for a more livable city by connecting the financial district and the waterfront to the Newark Avenue/Grove Street historic area.

Our entire city is a mass-transit utopia … It is much
easier to get to Manhattan from here than from any of the
four boroughs — and that is the most important reason
why we are a successful city.

A project with a
distinct geometry
and a plan that better
integrates the site
into the Jersey City

In late-2015, Ironstate launched 70 Columbus, a 50-story high-rise tower featuring 545 ultra-modern residences, street-level retail space including a Sunac Natural Market and Base Fitness gym, and a full suite of amenities highlighted by a roof deck featuring a swimming pool, children’s playground, basketball court, Great Lawn, BBQ grilling station, sofa seating and a Dog Run.

70 Columbus offers stylish residences with light-filled interiors, unique crafted finishes and sustainably sourced materials.

70 Columbus is ideally located in downtown Jersey City, a community of creators and doers who are passionate about what they love, including the city’s shops, restaurants, cafes, and arts and cultural venues.

80 Columbus, Jersey City’s new 152-key Marriott Residence Inn, will open in Fall, 2016.

Looking Forward

Ironstate will continue to deliver new modern residences and community-oriented retail and hospitality to Jersey City’s vibrant Grove Street district with the opening of 70 Columbus in late-2015, the Marriott Residence Inn in 2016 and the 539-unit 90 Columbus rental building following the hotel.