Jersey City charter school breaks ground on $12.5 million facility
The new 53,000-square foot, four-story middle school will serve students in grades six to nine. The building will feature an open first floor with outdoor recreational facilities for students and a parking lot. A gymnasium, 20 full-sized classrooms, 4 half-classrooms, a multi-purpose room, and a large cafetorium will be located on higher floors. - (RENDERING COURTESY OF URBAHN ARCHITECTS)
BelovED Community Charter School 2, Inc., Urbahn Architects and Hollister Construction Services recently broke ground for BelovED Charter’s new middle school building in Jersey City.
New Jersey Community Capital and Provident Bank provided $12.5 in financing for the project.
The 53,000-square-foot school will be situated on a half-acre parcel further up the street from where the K-8 school is currently located and will serve students in grades six to nine.
The school, which currently serves 960 students, is slated to open in the second half of 2019.
Developer Friends of BelovED Community Charter School 2, Inc. and the project team of Urbahn Architects and construction manager Hollister Construction Services have broken ground for the new, $12.5 million BelovED Community Charter School’s Middle School building at 535 Grand Street in Jersey City, New Jersey. Left to right: Hollister Construction Services’ Superintendent Ronald Bogdan, Estimator Stefan Markov, Assistant Project Manager Bruno Costa, Head Coach Chris Johnson, Senior Project Manager Robert Sander, and Project Executive Steve Williams; Urbahn Architects’ Project Manager Martin Kropf; and a former Jersey City Mayor and New Jersey Commissioner of Education Bret Schundler. - (Photo / MELANIE UNICE PHOTOGRAPHY)