HOBOKEN, NJ — Park + Garden, Bijou Properties’ latest sustainable residential development in Hoboken, has officially grand opened with more than 30% of its 212 upscale rental residences already reserved during a robust preview leasing period. Located at 1450 Garden St. on the north end of this mile-square Hudson County city, the 12-story Park + Garden building features a collection of well-appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom residences complemented by first-class recreational amenities and services. Commuters will also appreciate its ideal location just steps from NY Waterway Ferries and NJ Transit express busses into New York City. Immediate occupancy is available.“We are very pleased to introduce Park + Garden to Hoboken,” said Lawrence Bijou, managing partner of Bijou Properties. “The building delivers a unique urban lifestyle experience that combines modern design and amenities with eco-friendly features in a vibrant neighborhood setting amidst restaurants, shops, cafes and the active waterfront. We’re delighted with the initial response to the offering and look forward to building on that momentum as we officially open to the public.”Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve, Park + Garden is the first large-scale rental building to open in Hoboken in years. The mixed-use design features two 12-story residential towers connected by a podium consisting of a lavish amenities center and an enclosed parking garage. There’s also 13,000 s/f of street-level retail space and 32,000 s/f of educational space. A full suite of recreational and social amenities include an attended lobby, state-of-the art gym, multiple club rooms, courtyards, outdoor pool and landscaped deck, additional laundry facilities, bike storage and a 383-car on-site fully automated parking facility. Renters will also have access to a shared multi-use recreational room/basketball court. “Uptown Hoboken blends the vibrancy of an urban downtown with a family-friendly atmosphere featuring multiple parks, playgrounds, new athletic fields and the scenic Hudson River Waterfront Walkway,” said Jacqueline Urgo, President of The Marketing Directors, the exclusive leasing and marketing agent for Park + Garden. Park + Garden has been designed for LEED Gold certification. Locally-based Bijou Properties is a leader in the field of “Green” development along the Hudson River Gold Coast. Park + Garden is the third LEED-certified building from the developer in Hoboken and boasts innovative, environmentally-sensitive features to minimize its impact on the environment. These include a vegetated roof terrace that will reduce storm water runoff, a CHP (combined heat and power) module that produces hot water and electricity using a single natural gas fuel source, charging bays for electric cars and spaces for 200 bicycles. The heating, cooling and lighting designs, in conjunction with a high performance building envelope and the CHP module, aim to achieve a 20% reduction in energy usage based on industry standard comparisons.