MAST, Owner’s Representative for the Newark Housing Authority, oversaw this $430 million project. This is a major redevelopment in Newark, including the construction of the following:
- 18,000 seat professional sports arena for New Jersey Devils and Entertainment Center
- Realignment of streets and utilities
- Construction of new public parks and plazas
- Relocation of businesses
- New Board of Education Headquarters Building.
The new Prudential Center has become the centerpiece of all New Newark and was awarded the New York Construction Magazine’s Project of the Year, Best of 2008 Award.
Newark Riverfront Park
The Trust for Public Land embarked on an ambitious and vital project for the City of Newark, creating its first Riverfront Park. Located in the Ironbound Section along the Passaic River from the Jackson Street Bridge to Somme Street, bound by Raymond Boulevard, this area of approximately 3.5 acres now includes the following features:
- A New Boardwalk
- Concrete Sidewalk
- Multiple Plaza Entrance Ways
- Small Boat Mooring Dock (prefabricated)
- Major Landscaping
- Re-grading of site including an Environmental Cap
- Site Lighting
- Storm Water Utility
Berry Lane Park
This project will transform 14 acres of property including former rail yards, junk yards, auto repair shops, industrial facilities, and warehouses into recreational space for Jersey City residents. MAST is currently overseeing construction for a concession stand, two basketball courts, two tennis courts, a fitness activity court, a baseball field, a synthetic turf soccer/football/lacrosse/cricket/rugby field, a water play park and a playground.
Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Plaza Park
MAST served as Construction Manager for the conversion of a 13,000 SF commercial parking lot into a new plaza. Located directly across from Hudson County Community College’s new Culinary Art Institute and Conference Center, the new Plaza offers green space in this urban center. Students, faculty and visitors are provided with a sense of place via the new plaza with its tree lined setting, water feature walls and a circular designed paving area with seating. A portion of the park is also available for private College events.
St. Peter’s Park
Located at Lyons and Leslie Streets in the South Ward section of Newark, St. Peter’s Park is the first of the City’s Park Initiative Project to be completed for the City of Newark. We began design on February 4, 2008, kicked off construction on May 23 and completed the project on July 7, 2008.
The renovations and upgrades included:
- A new Little League certified synthetic turf Baseball Field
- New Children’s Playground area
- Renovated Swimming Pool area
- New Basketball court surfaces
- Prominent park entry features
The Newark Parks Initiative Project is part of the transformation and revitalization of the City of Newark.
Kasberger Field includes a new Senior League baseball field and little league fields, new Field Houses and new prominent park entry features
First Street Park & Thomas Silk Park
First Street Park includes a new water spray feature, playground and basketball court and community garden area.
Thomas Silk Park includes community gardens.
Boy’s Park includes a new playground with basketball & volleyball courts, new playground area and landscaping.