The latest addition to Weehawken’s booming waterfront, a condominium complex known as 1200 Avenue at Port Imperial, is now being called home by some buyers, with 40 of its 103 units sold, township officials and developers announced Tuesday.
The Weehwaken waterfront, with its Manhattan views and access, is so hot that as fast as one building can be completed, another is already underway. And on the same day Mayor Richard Turner cut a ribbon with the developer of the Avenue condo project, Lennar, he was at a groundbreaking for a nearby 295-unit rental building, known as Riverhouse, by Roseland Properties and Mack-Cali.
Turner noted that the two projects and others have been developed in accordance with a master plan approved in 2001, well after Weehawken bid farewell to the waterfront’s railroading and shipping past and embraced its future as a New York City bedroom community. Development has sped and slowed over the years depending on the economy, and is now on a fast track.
“The difference now is that instead of the developments coming one at a time, there coming two or three at once,” Turner said in an interview after the morning ceremonies.