From rendering to reality


Photo courtesy of Harrison Station

Photo by Ron Leir/Architect’s sketch of Harrison Station project is fast taking form in reality. Occupancy of the apartments is set for this autumn.

By Ron Leir

Work is nearing completion on the first phase of this town’s second major waterfront redevelopment project, the 275-unit Harrison Commons residential/retail complex.
The previously developed River Park at Harrison, on First St., received Planning Board approval last month for a second phase of more than 300 new apartments on the site of the GEO Specialty Chemical plant, but no starting date has yet been set for that project.
A tour of the Harrison Commons tract, however, shows construction moving at a fast pace to accommodate a projected fall occupancy.
A website newly posted by the developers now lists the project as “Harrison Station” – just across the street from the Harrison PATH station at 300 Somerset St. – and describes it as “a stunning new luxury rental development featuring spacious layouts, soaring windows, chef-inspired kitchens, and stylistic designer finishes . . .”
All apartments are being equipped with washers and dryers and air-conditioning; the lobby will be staffed by a doorman; a management office will be on site.

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