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PLUM STREET GARAGE & FRENCH STREET MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING

 

  • Project Overview
  • Project Details

LOCATION:
New Brunswick, New Jersey

COMPLETED:
April 2007

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE:
300,000 sq. ft.

PROJECT SERVICES:
Construction Management

The French Street Development is an urban renewal project in the City of New Brunswick, New Jersey. The project occupies a 1.5 acre urban site, bordered on four sides by city streets – French, Plum, Somerset, and Prospect Streets.

The site is located adjacent to the sprawling Robert Wood Johnson medical facility, which includes the Child Health Institute, University Hospital, and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The previous uses of the site included two bank buildings, several row houses, a few three-story mixed residential and commercial buildings, and on-grade parking.

The project includes two distinct, but connected structures—

  • a ten-story medical and professional services office building on French Street built by Torcon for AST Development. Ground floor retail space is provided, along with a distinct entrance lobby. The facility is occupied by a RWJ-based physicians practice.
  • an 855-car Parking Garage, located between Plum & Prospect Streets. The  eleven story facility is owned and operated by the New Brunswick Parking Authority and uses structural pre-cast concrete. The total area of the garage is 311,000 sf.

The over project plan includes another eleven-story building, which may be added in the future and is currently designed as a residential facility. The design features studio, one bedroom and two bedroom condominiums, some with terraces. The owner has the option of converting the building’s use to office or ambulatory care.