12 June 2009

A growing New Brunswick

Ground is being broken on the new Gateway Transit Village (link includes drawing) in downtown New Brunswick. The 16 story DevCo project will be multipurpose and includes parking, condos, the Rutgers University Press and the new Rutgers Bookstore by Barnes and Noble. It is being described by Devco President Chris Paladino as "a 650,000 sq ft project that is being built on only an acre and half of land." NJN has video (at the 1:00 mark).

Does New Brunswick need more commuter parking like that near the train station? Or does it need to become a denser population center that sends its workers out on foot (or bike or segway) into the city to work at J&J, RU, the courthouse, etc.?

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