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Bergen County opens new $140M justice center

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The new Bergen County Justice Center at Two Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack.
The new Bergen County Justice Center at Two Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack. - ()

As part of a six-year plan to modernize Bergen County's justice center complex, the county recently opened its centerpiece Bergen County Justice Center building.

The six-story, 130,000-square-foot facility at Two Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack will serve as the home of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, sheriff’s department, surrogate’s office and tax board.

“Two Bergen is now home to critical government services, and we are confident that it will stand for many years as a symbol of the pride we feel for community,” Bergen County Administrator Julien Neals said.

RSC Architects was chosen to carry out the $140 million project, which is the first modern addition to the historic justice center complex. The architectural firm was the project’s architect of record, design architect and interior design firm.

“We needed to balance the 21st-century needs of Bergen County with the preservation of the site’s rich cultural history,” John P. Capazzi, president of RSC Architects, said. “We worked closely with New Jersey’s Historic Preservation Office to create a design that would mold with the Beaux-Arts architectural style of the adjacent historic courthouse.”

The justice center includes a cafeteria, a conference center and the tax office on the first floor. The sheriff’s department operates a data center on the sixth floor.

RSC Architects will also design some of the renovations of the historic Bergen County courthouse.

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