JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY: MidAtlantic Engineering Partners (MidAtlantic) is pleased to provide ongoing civil engineering, planning, and land surveying, services for the recently approved Jersey City Bayfront Development project known as Bayfront Promenade. Bayfront Promenade will be the first development block of a redevelopment area featuring a riverfront park along the Hackensack River, a transit pier for ferry service, a new light rail station extending the West Side Avenue Light Rail system, and two linear parks extending approximate 2,000 feet from Route 440 to the Hackensack River.
The firm worked closely with the Jersey City Redevelopment Authority, Jersey City Planning, and the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority assisting Bayfront Development Partners, a joint venture between Pennrose LLC and Omni America LLC, to secure a redevelopment agreement for the first phase of the Bayfront Redevelopment Area.
“The Bayfront project is exciting because it is an opportunity to transform underutilized land and remediate areas creating an affordable neighborhood with extensive open space, vibrant mixed-use, multi-modal community along the Hackensack River waterfront,” said MidAtlantic Partner Louis Zuegner. “We worked closely coordinating with various Jersey City agencies and the project team to ensure this initial development meets the City’s expectations and sets the stage for future phases within the redevelopment area.”
“Congratulations to Pennrose and Omni for achieving this major project milestone as the developer for Phase l,” said MidAtlantic Partner William Parkhill. “We believe the Bayfront project can be a model for other urban areas to follow on how to incorporate affordable housing with market-rate housing to create a community that provides a remarkable living experience and quality amenities.”
“In fact, the entire Bayfront Redevelopment Area envisions approximately 8,100 residential units, 400,000 square feet of retail space, 330,000 square feet of office space, and 150,000 square feet of public space; along with vast park areas; a ferry pier; fire station; and K-8 school. We look forward to continuing to assist in the redevelopment of this former industrial property into a vibrant and positive area of Jersey City,” Parkhill concluded.
The two parks will each feature 6 blocks of active recreation, bike and pedestrian trails, playgrounds, and nature areas. The redevelopment area is situated between Route 440 and the Hackensack River near New Jersey City University and Society Hill. Bayfront Promenade will feature a six-story, 210-unit building with ground floor space for a daycare, credit union, and community technology center. The development’s streetscape will boast a complete street mobility design offering a new street grid with on-street parking, boulevard roadways, protected bike lanes, wide sidewalks, bump-outs with green infrastructure, extensive street trees and landscaped areas, decorative lighting, dedicated loading zones, and other inviting features. Grade changes and fill placement of several feet coupled with enhanced storm conveyance systems are designed to provide increased flood resilience measures.
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MidAtlantic is a professional land development service firm providing civil engineering, planning, landscape architecture, environmental services, marine engineering, and land surveying dedicated to providing our clients with a comprehensive suite of design, permitting, surveying, and construction management consulting services throughout the United States. Our team of professionals has extensive experience in waterfront structure design, bridge inspection, bridge rehabilitation, and design, ports and terminal design on a variety of facilities including healthcare, residential, mixed-use, industrial, and institutional projects within both urban and suburban settings, and is dedicated to providing superior service.
MidAtlantic Engineering Partners serves clients from multiple regional offices in Mount Laurel Township, Wall Township, Morristown, New Jersey, and Media, Pennsylvania. The company has been recognized on numerous occasions by the Builders League of South Jersey with the MAME Award, which honors members for superior work in customer service, design, building, merchandising, and marketing for projects including Best Site Design-Multi-Family Housing or Mixed-Use Building, Best Site Design Commercial Property, and Best Site Design Brownfield Redevelopment.