Progress. What does it mean? The word is defined as “the process of improving or developing something over a period of time.” Thanks to Harrison Flats, a residential condo development in southwest Hoboken, we have the literal iteration of the term.

In what used to be the site of Allied Pump Corp, Fields Construction Company has turned a decrepit piece of property into a beautiful residential development that is improving Hoboken before our eyes.

Per the website, Harrison Flats ” offers the very best in Hoboken newest two & three plus bedroom residences, featuring a combination of comfort and generous living space unique to the area. Conveniently located on the corner of Harrison Street and Second—where extensive dining, shopping and recreational options are just a short walk away. This new construction was built with designer-crafted finishes. These luxury apartments offer private indoor parking and some outdoor spaces. The building plans to offer the very best in modern Hoboken Living.”

What really caught our eye is their nifty time-lapse of the progress they’ve made since they broke ground a year ago. More developers should do this. People have a short memory and think the beautiful buildings we see in Hoboken, or across the river in Manhattan, were always there. No. Someone had to lift those bricks, tear down aging materials and work hard to make a community a better place to live.

Before (via google maps):




Check out more info on Harrison flats here. And thanks to all those involved for helping make Hoboken a better place to live.