Gov. Christie, Rutgers University and New Brunswick Development Corporation Break Ground on College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative
$330 million private-public partnership will further bolster Rutgers University’s status as a 21st-century academic and research powerhouse
Friday, September 20, 2013
The College Avenue Redevelopment Initiative is a unique collaboration among Rutgers University, Devco, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJ EDA), New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and Rutgers Hillel. Among the new facilities that will be constructed as part of this project will be the first academic facility built on the University’s College Avenue Campus since 1961. Construction will be completed in 2016 to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the founding of Rutgers.
- University Housing, Retail & Rutgers Living Room: The project also includes the creation of an appealing on-campus living experience to meet the occupancy demands for current and future students in the form of a 125-unit, 500-bed apartment-style housing complex at Hamilton Street and College Avenue. It will feature single bedroom apartments, welcoming common areas, universal Wi-Fi, first-class retailers and concession stands to encourage an active and energetic environment. The real highlight will be large public green space. Its courtyard – dubbed the Rutgers Living Room – will feature a state-of-the-art outdoor video board for movie nights, sporting events and other entertainment to build a cohesive and welcoming urban park.
There are a few other low-rise buildings also included in the College Ave Redevelopment plan. The five-story Honors College is already topped out.
August 15 2014