Hollister Construction Services Breaks Ground on Second Residential Building in Newark, NJ’s $149 Million Teachers Village
Hollister Construction Services (Hollister), a leading full-service construction manager specializing in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail, and residential construction, broke ground on the second of three separate residential buildings it is constructing in Teachers Village, a revitalization project intended to transform Newark, NJ’s downtown. Developed by Ron Beit of the RBH Group, and designed by architect Richard Meier, the development, to be completed in 2014, will comprise eight low-rise buildings, with Hollister responsible for the ground-up construction of three of the eight buildings. The first floor of the buildings will encompass 60,000 square feet of retail space with the remaining floors including 110,000 square feet of education space and 250,000 square feet of studios, one and two bedroom apartments for a complete total of 420,000 square feet of new construction.
Two of the project’s buildings, located in Newark’s historic Four Corners district, will be leased to charter schools and a daycare and the other six buildings will contain rental apartments and retail to provide a live, work, play environment ideal for city teachers.
“One of Hollister’s core commitments as a company has been to support the on-going revitalization of Newark, with a special focus on reaching out to the city’s underserved youth, and it is therefore a great honor be part of the team building Teachers Village,” said Chris Johnson, Founder & CEO. “This extraordinary project, which brings new opportunities to the city, allows us to add our deep expertise as construction managers in Newark to a visionary integration of excellent schools and affordable housing.”
Hollister’s participation in Teachers Village adds to the company’s roster of major recent projects completed in Newark. These include a 180,000-square-foot, temperature-controlled facility at 52-62 Cornelia Street in Newark’s East Ward, which serves as a distribution center for Wakefern Food Corporation; Damascus Bakeries’ new 72,000-square-foot bakery facility at 60 McClellan Street; Newark Collegiate Academy, a 63,855-square-foot charter high school located at 18-36 Norfolk Street; and the Scott Flamm Center For Afterschool Development, a comprehensive renovation of the headquarters of the All Stars Project at 33 Washington Street.
Hollister’s work at Teachers Village entails meeting a number of construction challenges that reflect the project’s location in the heart of downtown Newark. The construction team, with David Williams as Project Manager and Tom Ehrola as Project Superintendant, must raise the three buildings with virtually no clearance, mitigating the considerable disruption that usually accompanies major Urban Construction.
Hollister is using a modified structural framing and concrete floor construction system, which allows the buildings to be raised floor by floor without bringing in heavy equipment to the confined lot for an extended period of time
“As one of the go-to companies for projects in Newark, both large and small, we’ve developed a tremendous team with expertise, regarding best practices and optimal building techniques for this type of urban construction,” said Mr. Williams. Hollister is extremely proud to break ground on the second building and our continued partnership supporting the RBH Groups Vision.
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About Hollister Construction Services
Hollister Construction Services is a full-service commercial real estate construction manager specializing in corporate, educational, healthcare, industrial, retail, and residential construction, with offices in Parsippany, NJ and New York, NY. Distinguished by the exceptional involvement of its principals in projects of all sizes, Hollister is committed to building sound relationships and structures in the New Jersey and New York markets.
Hollister works through its own independent philanthropic organization, The Hollister Foundation, to further its community outreach activities. The Foundation’s mission is to raise and distribute funds for organizations that foster children’s advancement through education and health initiatives.