Harrison NoG Case Study: Creating a Sense of Place in Industrial No Man’s Land

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The southern portion of Harrison, New Jersey has seen a transformation in the last ten years. No longer just an industrial area, it's become a transit-oriented region with a wealth of amenities and a thriving community. However, the best part of the revitalization may still be to come. GRO Architects have submitted a proposal for a long-term project called Harrison North of Guyon (NoG) which would result a 242,276 square-foot, 20-story office tower; 15,027 square feet of retail space; a hotel and more. This project is on the cutting edge of development in New Jersey, so at CapRE's Gold Coast Commercial Real Estate Summit last week, we welcomed Richard Garber, Partner at GRO Architects to share more about it. "This is a little bit of an industrial no man’s land, with multiple land owners," he began. "It previously had industrial use and it ends up being approximately a 16 acre tract of land that happens to be between the Harrison PATH Station and the Red Bull Arena." Garber then pointed out the land can be accessed within about twenty-five minutes from downtown Manhattan. "So you can see the kind of rail infrastructure between New Jersey Transit and the PATH that we have, which can get us from the World Trade Center or up at 42nd Street, all of the way to Hudson County, as well as into Harrison and some parts of Essex County. And once…