Occupancy underway at Overlook Flats in Jersey City’s historic Journal Square neighborhood

Developer Milton Fantin and the Fantin companies (Urban Property Developers and Urban Property Managers) announced Monday that initial occupancy is underway at Overlook Flats, the upscale new rental property in Jersey City’s historic Journal Square neighborhood.

The milestone announcement follows the successful launch of leasing at the striking 16-story property, which offers 297 meticulously crafted studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences at net effective monthly rents starting from the $2,700s. Limited-time grand opening incentives that include up to two months’ free rent are currently being offered.

Located at 32 Oakland Ave. just blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station, Overlook Flats boasts a mix of modern homes and an unparalleled array of indoor and outdoor amenities — including a breathtaking rooftop oasis with a pool, firepits and lounge overlooking the Manhattan skyline. The Marketing Directors is the property’s exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

“We’re thrilled to welcome our first residents to Overlook Flats,” Igor Fantin, business manager at Urban Property Managers, the in-house property management arm of the Fantin companies, said. “As our community comes to life as we continue to welcome our first residents home, the vibrant and tight-knit lifestyle of the property will be showcased, offering visitors a firsthand glimpse into what makes Overlook Flats the epitome of excitement in Jersey City’s most dynamic neighborhood.”

The resident activity at Overlook Flats is bolstered by a host of indoor amenities that include a spacious lobby with a double-height lounge and sculptural floating staircase, coworking spaces, an incredible children’s playroom with a parent’s lounge, sports simulator and a modern fitness and training center with interactive equipment for on-demand workouts and separate high intensity interval training and yoga studio.

The property also features imaginative outdoor areas from landscape architect Melillo|Bauer|Carman. These incredible spaces include a rooftop amenity deck, one of Journal Square’s highest, offering a pool with a hot tub, chaise lounges, barbecue areas, a kitchenette and a lounge area with a foosball table and pool table. A second landscaped rooftop terrace provides firepits and additional picnic areas, as well as a bocce ball court and a pet playground.

Modern conveniences and services include 24-hour concierge, a smart package room and a state-of-the-art, fully automated private parking garage.

Overlook Flats has been designed to achieve LEED-certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, demonstrating the developer’s commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly living. JT Engineering served as the structural engineer, and KEA Engineers as the mechanical, electrical & plumbing engineer.

Designed by architect Michels & Waldron and interior designer Builders Design, Overlook Flats features loft-inspired apartments with 9-foot ceilings (with penthouses offering 12-foot ceilings), wide plank flooring, preinstalled living room fans for optimal comfort and floor-to-ceiling windows that flood each space with natural light. Kitchens are equipped with GE stainless steel appliances and designer cabinetry, while bathrooms boast frameless glass shower doors, quartz countertops and Delta matte black fixtures. Residents are afforded the opportunity to personalize their living spaces on a first-come, first-served basis, with a variety of homes offering two different color palettes for their kitchens and bathrooms. Homes located on odd-numbered floors will feature a lighter modern palette, while even-numbered floors feature a darker traditional palette, adding an additional layer of allure to the overall living experience.

“Overlook Flats is not just a residence; it’s an embodiment of elevated living in the heart of Journal Square,” Jacqueline Urgo, president of the Marketing Directors, said. “As our first residents settle into their new homes, they’ll discover a unique synergy of architectural elegance, thoughtful amenities and a vibrant community spirit that defines the essence of its culturally rich neighborhood.”