Park View Academy signs lease at Vantage in Jersey City

Vantage, a luxury high-rise rental building in downtown Jersey City’s Liberty Harbor North neighborhood, has a new tenant, it announced Thursday.

Park View Academy, a daycare facility, has signed a lease to open 4,600 square feet of ground floor retail space at Vantage.

The daycare facility, which is slated to open in early 2019, will serve residents of the rental building and the community, according to Fisher Development Associates, which is developing the 448-home waterfront building located at 33 Park View Ave.

The daycare is a collaborate between two local veterans of Hudson County child care, partners Yeon Benkowitz, owner of Lucie Goosey Toddler Enrichment in Jersey City, and Diane Branco, owner of World of Wonder daycare enter and Wowkids LLC in Hoboken.

“It’s no secret Jersey City’s demographic is shifting to include more and more young families and there’s a growing need for high quality child care services, Benkowitz said. “We’re establishing Park View Academy to help fill this demand. We hope to offer parents a valuable service in a state-of-the-art facility that draws on the expertise of not only two local child care professionals, but also two experienced Jersey City moms.”

“We searched neighborhoods in downtown Jersey City for nearly three years trying to find the right location,” Benkowitz said.  “We were fortunate Vantage was brought to market by Fisher Development Associates and chose the building for our debut facility because the space is beautiful.  We also love the neighborhood feel and its location near the light rail and right off Marin Boulevard makes its accessible for parents.”

Vantage was designed by S9 Architecture. It features studio, one- and two-bedroom homes.

“Park View Academy is not only a great addition to Vantage, but to the entire downtown Jersey City community,” says Brian Fisher, principal of Fisher Development Associates. “An extremely high quality and easily accessible facility such as this will unquestionably help to lessen the pressures many local parents face trying to find a safe and nurturing educational environment that’s also convenient.”

The Marketing Directors is Vantage’s marketing and leasing agent.