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At a glance: New Jersey's higher ed construction projects

A look at some of New Jersey's higher education construction projects


McGinley Square tower

Location: Jersey City

Size: 21 stories

What’s inside: 300 beds for student housing, 430 market-rate apartments, 80,000 square feet of retail and 720 spaces of underground parking

Status: In planning and pending approvals from city officials; slated to open in late 2016

One more thing: The project calls for a 13-screen movie theater, a key piece of the university’s effort to ensure that it serves as an amenity to the surrounding neighborhood.



Gateway building at Green Lane and Morris Avenue

Location: Union Township

Size: 6 stories, 102,275 square feet

What’s inside: Kean’s new Robert Busch School of Design and expanding business programs

Status: Opened this spring

One more thing: The building “mixes public and private,” largely through a first-floor Barnes & Noble bookstore and café that are accessible to the public. It does the same for students and university personnel: Staff and faculty offices are located among student lounge and study areas, with glass walls and doors, creating a greater connection between professors and staff and students.



15 Washington Street

Location: Newark

Size: 17 stories

What’s inside: 211,000 square feet of residential space for 370 undergraduate and graduate students, plus 52,000 square feet for residence life staff, Rutgers-Newark Chancellor Nancy Cantor’s living quarters and other campus purposes

Status: Slated to open in July 2015

One more thing: The $85 million project is a renovation of the historic American Insurance Co. headquarters, which was originally completed in 1930 and later donated to Rutgers. The university used the building to house its law school from 1978 to 1999.

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