Independence Harbor is renowned for their commercial construction expertise. Hartz Mountain Industries began construction in 1989 on the Independence Harbor community using steel and concrete fabrication. This type of construction became a distinguishing characteristic that has proven its popularity with buyers looking for strength and durability when living directly next to the Hudson River.
Prior to Independence Harbor, the site housed the Ford Motor company from 1929 to 1955. It was then sold and used from 1961 to 1972 for shipping and other industrial uses. In 1989 the site was redeveloped into the Independence Harbor Condominium complex.
Hartz Mountain retained many of the structural components of the earlier fabrication including footings, pilings, supports and the mezzanine landing, which is now used for an additional layer of parking. Using these existing components has meant that Independence Harbor very much retains the look and feel of the original Ford factory. The units at Independence Harbor came standard with the following:
Beautiful oversized bay windows
Private Terraces and Patios
Washer/Dryer in Units
Wood-Burning Fireplaces (in Penthouse units)
Gourmet style kitchens (with European style cabinetry, GE Dishwasher, GE Microwave, GE frost-free refrigerator, breakfast bar and some have stainless steel appliances)
Spa-like retreat bathrooms (with separate showers in the master bath, fixtures by American Standard, pedestal sinks in the powder rooms, ceramic tile flooring, and a mirrored wall)
Amenities include a 24-hour manned gatehouse
Clubhouse with a fitness center and lounge
3 tennis courts
Outdoor pool and jacuzzi
On-site management office
Access to the magnificent Riverfront Walkway and much more…