Perkins Eastman | New Brunswick Transit Village

New Brunswick Transit Village

New Brunswick, New Jersey
New Brunswick Transit Village is a mixed-use, transit-oriented design for downtown New Brunswick consisting of a 24-story building and a new pedestrian walkway directly adjacent to a NJ Transit/Amtrak station. The development recaptures a pivotal but underutilized site between downtown New Brunswick and the oldest portion of the Rutgers University campus, and establishes a new and pedestrian-friendly retail, residential, and commercial destination in the area. The building itself provides street-level retail space for several tenants including the Rutgers University Bookstore; five stories or 50,000 sf of office space; and a 656-car parking garage behind the retail and commercial space serving the train station. It is topped by a 15-story, 200-unit condominium tower offering views of the Raritan River.

On the northeastern side of the building, a broad new walkway connects the train station with College Avenue and the Old Queen’s campus while simultaneously providing a gracious new public space and landing point for visitors arriving in downtown New Brunswick via train. The development creates a much-needed connection between downtown, the train station, and the historic, Old Queen’s portion of the Rutgers University campus.
AWARDS
New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award, Transit-Oriented Development Partnership (2012)