Downtown Newark’s Urby kicks off leasing (slideshow)

Jessica Perry//October 5, 2022

Downtown Newark’s Urby kicks off leasing (slideshow)

Jessica Perry//October 5, 2022

With immediate occupancy available, Urby launched leasing at its newest property, found in the state’s largest city located adjacent to Rutgers University – Newark.

Mixed-use project Newark Urby from partners Urby and LMXD features 250 new apartments at 155 Washington St. housed in a restored and modernized, historic 18-story Art Deco tower.

The project was announced in 2020.

Designed by architect Concrete, Newark Urby preserves original design elements in the unique space for a blend of 1920s architectural charm with contemporary finishes and functionality. The design is also intended to foster community, according to the partners, with a focus on the Urby brand’s hallmarks of resident experience and events.

“We are thrilled to begin leasing at Newark Urby which will be a fantastic residential complement to the thriving, cultural hub of Newark,” said David Barry, founder and CEO of Urby. “We look forward to connecting with the city’s energy and spirit while contributing thoughtful design and engaging experiences to our residents.”

The property offers studio to three-bedroom apartments with views of downtown and beyond. Smart technology systems include Latch keyless smart phone entry and Amazon package lockers. The location is prime as well. In addition to its spot by Rutgers-Newark, there are abundant travel options – like the NJ Transit Broad Street Station and Newark Penn Station – and outdoor space at Military and Washington parks.

Drawing on its ties to Rutgers, included in the building’s retail component is a 4,000-square-foot RU-N welcome center, in addition to roughly 4,000 square feet of retail space that is highlighted by a café.

“Newark Urby offers an unparalleled living experience, from its innovative design to high quality finishes and top-flight amenities,” said LMXD Managing Director Sam Chapin. “Located right in the heart of transit-rich Downtown Newark, residents will also have direct access to regional rail service and the neighborhood’s lively and expanding cultural scene. We are excited to welcome residents to one of Newark’s most highly anticipated apartment buildings.”