One of the tallest buildings in WNY set to break ground

The 14-story tower is one of two to be constructed

Officials will break ground on The Grand on August 9 at 11 a.m., a 14-story residential building slated to be built in West New York by Secaucus-based developer National Realty Investment Advisors (NRIA). U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, U.S. Congressman Albio Sires, West New York Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez, and NRIA ownership will be on hand to mark the event.

The Grand will be built at 508 51st Street. The Grand’s sister tower, The Metro, will be at 52nd Street, and will break ground at a later date.

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Construction on The Grand and The Metro is expected to be completed by the summer of 2023. The two 14-story towers will transform the skyline of West New York, according to Glenn LaMattina, senior vice president of operations and global development for NRIA.

“These will be the tallest buildings in West New York,” LaMattina said. “They will make a magnificent addition to the city and its skyline.”

The heart of WNY

The 156-unit buildings will be in the heart of town. West New York is one of the blooming municipalities along New Jersey’s Gold Coast, an enclave of communities on the Hudson River known for luxury apartments, arts and culture, and close proximity to Manhattan.

The buildings’ parking garage will be accessible to West New York residents as well as tenants of the towers. Approximately 60 percent of the 495 parking spaces can be used by residents.

“It’s been a cooperative project with the city,” said Rich Stabile, senior vice president and project manager for NRIA. “NRIA is working together with West New York to make this important addition happen.”

‘Sustainable construction’

A total of 312 apartments will be offered in the LEED-certified development. Each tower will meet green building standards that ensure high energy efficiency and environmentally friendly design.

The Grand and The Metro will offer amenities, including a gym, lounge, a green roof with a walking deck, a business center, and a 24-hour convenience store.

“Restaurants, stores, and entertainment are all within walking distance,” Stabile said. “And just as important, the community is located close to public transportation.”

With the development only one block from West New York’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station, NRIA hopes the two towers will emerge as a “go-to” affordable rental option for young professionals working from home or in the greater New York City area.

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