About the Developer
Peter Mocco was the first major developer of non-subsidized market rate townhouse projects in Downtown Jersey City. Sensitive to the historic fabric of downtown and the need to preserve it, Peter and Lorraine Mocco have restored over 25 downtown historic buildings in Paulus Hook, the Village, Hamilton Park, Van Vorst Park, Harsimus Cove, Powerhouse Arts District, Bergen Hill and McGinley Square.
The Village Townhouse Estates, located in the Village Section of Historic Downtown Jersey City, was an instant success, and their success spawned Jersey City developments such as Newport, Harborside and Dixon.
Located on 2,500 feet of waterfront in the lower Hudson Bay, Liberty Harbor provides magnificent views of New York Harbor and at its furthest, it is about a mile from Liberty State Park. Liberty Harbor is located between two great historic districts: Paulus Hook and Van Vorst Park. The vibrant neighborhood is a commuter’s paradise. The Light Rail system runs through Liberty Harbor with two convenient locations onsite and the Grove Street PATH station is a short 8 minute walk. Jersey City Medical Center and the new elementary and middle schools are literally across the street (Jersey and Grand Streets). The N.Y. Waterway ferry stop to Manhattan can also be found at Liberty Harbor’s waterfront.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Mocco’s brought world class planners and architects to help create the new urbanist inspired plan for Liberty Harbor. Over the years, they continue to bring new ideas to continually improve the overall plan for Liberty Harbor. Liberty Harbor has all the charm, feel and urban conveniences of a historic neighborhood, and at the same time, has all the modern technologies, transportation advantages, schools, healthcare facilities, parking and safety of the finest community on the east coast.
The Mocco Family is involved in many aspects of residential development and are often trailblazers. In 1987, they built the first and only 250 bed nursing home; Hamilton Park Health Care Center, in downtown Jersey City. In 1993 they developed the largest and most successful sub-acute step-down hospital as part of the Hamilton Park Campus in Jersey City. In 2002 Peter and Lorraine built the largest assisted living facility in Jersey City; The Atrium at Hamilton Park, and shortly after they opened a state of the art dialysis center at the same facility.
Peter and Lorraine Mocco’s experience and portfolio extends well beyond Jersey City and includes residential and commercial properties in, North Bergen, New Jersey, Princeton, New Jersey, South Amboy, New Jersey, Sayreville, New Jersey, and Exeter, New Hampshire.