New plans have been unveiled for a residential tower located at the intersection of Halsey and Williams Streets, in Newark, New Jersey. The project, dubbed “Vibe,” is being built by Strategic Development Partners, and is set to bring 256 new residential units to market.
The structure is slated to rise 210 feet divided between 17 stories. Vibe will bring a total of 300,470 square feet of space, 179,760 square feet of which will be dedicated to residential use.
Current plans for the project call for sixty percent of units to be one-bedrooms at 650 square feet apiece. Twenty percent will be two-bedrooms at 950 square feet apiece, and another twenty percent will be studio apartments, at 450 square feet apiece.
On-site parking will also be available with space for 156 vehicles. There will also be 8,600 square feet of space on the ground floor slated for restaurant and bar use.
One aspect unique to Vibe is that the developer has been very specific about its target resident base. Anthony V. Bastardi, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Strategic Development Partners, said “Vibe will offer a technology-rich environment with abundant lifestyle amenities for Millennials, who prefer the energy and convenience of cities like Newark.”
The theme of technology is something very present in the project; Amazon’s Alexa is set to be built into all apartments and common areas, there will be smart-phone, app-driven apartment entry, as well as smart-phone based temperature controls and package-receipt notification.
Vibe will also come equipped with a host of amenities, both indoor and out. Residents will have access to a concierge, party room with catering kitchen, fitness center, a game room, and children’s play area. There will also be a rooftop pool, a large outdoor dining area with barbecue grills and fire pits, and a dog run.
The building is located nearby to Newark Penn Station, which offers PATH trains to Manhattan.
Strategic Development Partners is set to invest $80 million into the project, and Studio Hillier is responsible for the design.