14B — July 27 - August 9, 2018 — Architects & Engineers — ODM — M id A tlantic

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OBOKEN, NJ — New Jersey Future , a statewide planning A collaboration with the developer, Bijou Properties Marchetto Higgins Stieve designed 700 Jackson Street development wins Smart Growth Award H

community based plan that will galvanize a new neighborhood on Hoboken’s former industrial west side. The plan includes two new parks, a public gym- nasium, and an underground storm water management sys- tem to reduce the problematic flooding in Hoboken. “We think this will become Hoboken’s hottest new neigh- borhood because it has a com- plete mix of uses. Organized around the two new parks and the new gymnasium, together with the Monroe Center for the Arts which houses activi- ties such as dance and music

studios, start-up businesses and retail uses, along with the Jubilee Center which hosts after school programs and a light rail stop directly adjacent to the site sets the scene for a vibrant sustainable neighbor- hood”, said architect Dean Marchetto, FAIA . The plan calls for a new 14-story mixed-use residential building with 26,000 s/f of re- tail space on the ground floor. There are 424 residential units of which 10%will be affordable. The building will front onto one of the new parks. 700 Jackson Street will have a 5-story brick clad base making reference to the former industrial brick loft buildings across the park now repurposed as the Monroe Cen- ter for the Arts. The building will have a green planted roof to collect and hold water that will minimize flooding during rain events. The 1-acre park in front of the building includes a large, programmable plaza designed to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets, tiered seat- ing, and a tilted lawn. Below the park is an underground stormwater detention system which was incorporated to help avoid flash flooding. The entire space is outlined with resiliency features including rain gardens and bioswales. The addition of these features helps this area’s need for public parks, and Hoboken’s need for stronger flood proofing mea- sures with a single, efficient development. Another 1-acre park is a large rectangular green space which is directly adjacent to a new free-standing commu- nity gymnasium building. This building has a full basketball court with a multi-purpose floor to accommodate various recreation activities. One of the special features of the gym is a large collapsible glass wall that when opened allows activities on the inside to filter to the outside. Not only was there collabora- tion between the architect, de- veloper and the city, but there was also extensive community involvement that influenced the creation of the final plan. “These awards showcase not just exemplary plans and proj- ects, but the leadership teams that are setting the standard for redevelopment in New Jer- sey,” said Peter Kasabach , the executive director of New Jersey Future. 

and sma r t growth advo- cacy group, has awarded top honors to Hoboken’s 700 Jackson Street devel- opmen t . A collaboration

Dean Marchetto

between the developer, Bijou Properties , and Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects (MHS) working with the City of Hoboken came up with a

700 Jackson Street rendering by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects


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