HARRISON—Heller Urban Renewal has begun the wrecking ball process for the development of Harrison Station, a mixed-use, transit-oriented redevelopment project in Harrison. In December, Heller received unanimous approval from the Harrison Redevelopment Agency to move forward with the total of 747 luxury rental units for the project.

The 10.5-acre site is directly adjacent to the PATH station at 700 Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard. Heller expects to complete initial engineering work and file for formal site plan approval with the township planning board in the spring. The first phase of vertical construction is expected to begin in 2013.

Designed by NK Architects in collaboration with Heller, Harrison Station will consist of six residential, sustainably designed mid-rise towers, offering a mix of one- and two-bedroom luxury residences and approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail. Future residents will have access to many amenities, including a glass-enclosed gym and meeting/conference rooms.

Harrison Station will also provide direct sheltered access to the adjacent PATH station. According to The Port Authority, the station will soon undergo a $275-million- dollar renovation to improve service and upgrade its facilities. The site is also close to major roadways, including Route 280.

In 2003, Heller was appointed redeveloper of the former General Motors site, previously home to the Hyatt Roller Bearing Company.