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Supportive Needs Housing:
The City has awarded Bergen County United Way and Madeline Corporation with $604,385 from its HOME Program to transform a portion of the sanctuary of the historic First Reformed Church into 10 homes for female victims of domestic violence and their children. Tenants will pay about one-quarter of their rent, with the rest to be provided by federal Department of Housing and Urban Development housing vouchers.
Recreation Park Expansion/Improvements:
In July, the City formally set into motion a plan to redesign Recreation Park. The new renovations include new fields, a skate park, a community garden, and much more! The redesign of the park has been a community-based partnership between the City and the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick. The renovations will begin in 2013 so get ready for a great new park!
Synthetic Turf Field:
The City has recently approved the construction of a synthetic turf athletic field at a City park serving a low-income neighborhood! The installation of a synthetic turf field allows the field to be used more intensely, which means more recreational activities all year! The synthetic turf field will allow the City to meet the increased demand for athletic field use for both soccer and football. The City park to be modified has not been selected yet but we’ll keep you updated!
College Ave Redesign, including Grease Trucks lot:
Rutgers’ Board of Governors and Board of Trustees and the City Planning board have approved a development plan that would significantly enhance the university’s historic College Avenue Campus! The project, to be completed by fall 2016, will enable the University to meet the high demand for academic classroom space and student housing on the College Avenue campus. The project will also allow Rutgers to establish an Honors College that can play a vital role in the state’s and university’s efforts to keep the best and brightest students in New Jersey. The area commonly known as the “Grease Truck Lot”, Lot 8, would be home to a mixed use project, which would include 800-bed housing for students, retail space on the bottom floor, and a public plaza inside the surrounding building area. The proposed space could be used for outdoor cafés and art, as well as for public events like concerts, movie screenings, and screenings of Rutgers sporting events.
More Bike Lanes:
In the coming year, there will be new bike lanes added to our City’s streets! The City has adopted a Complete Streets policy that directs the City to add bicycle and pedestrian facilities to streets lacking these facilities when the City does road improvements. Another proposed bike lane is a new one running from George Street to Neilson Street. In addition, Middlesex County plans to start construction of the New Brunswick Bikeway, which will create a mostly dedicated bike lane from the College Avenue Campus to the Douglass Campus. A possible addition to the City’s bike lanes is a new one running from George Street to Neilson Street. Click the link for the full Map!
The City has approved the construction of a 8-story multi-family residential building containing 393 units. It proposed location is to be bounded by New Street, Neilson Street, and Liberty Street. The building will provide fitness amenities, a game room, a media lounge and children’s community rooms. As a proponent to a healthy lifestyle, the building will offer bike storage and maintenance shop! If that’s not enough, there will be a pool and patio area! As part of the application the applicant has proposed the creation of a bike lane on Liberty Street running from George Street down to Neilson Street.
New Apartment Building On Somerset:
The City has approved the construction of a 16-story commercial and residential complex across from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on Somerset Street. The high-rise, will include 8,800 square ft. of retail space, 247 parking spaces on four floors and 12 floors of apartments with 238 units! It is a perfect location with its proximity to Robert Wood Johnson, the train station and the downtown!