Newark, N.J. — The Harman Group (THG), a firm specializing in structural engineering and parking planning and design, announced the grand opening of One Theater Square, a $94 million mixed-use residential tower located on a 1.2-acre site across from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The 22-story, 268,500-square-foot tower is part of a planned development sponsored by NJPAC to develop the parcels surrounding the entertainment venue with residential and commercial properties — redefining the streetscape of downtown Newark.
The Harman Group provided structural engineering and parking planning and design services for the building, developed by a public-private partnership between Dranoff Properties and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. BLT Architects designed the building.
“The Harman Group’s extensive experience designing innovative urban projects enabled us to maximize the residential and retail spaces by using a cast-in-place structural system,” said Janis Vacca, Vice President and Principal at The Harman Group. “One Theater Square serves as a model for future development in Newark and will bring new life to the downtown.”
The curved glass residential tower includes 242 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, a fitness center and lap pool, community rooms, and an outdoor deck. Of the total 242 units, 24 are set aside for affordable housing. One Theater Square also features 15,000 square feet of ground floor retail and an adjacent 111,500-square-foot parking structure to accommodate 281 cars.
One Theater Square offers sweeping views of the New York and Jersey City skylines. In February 2017, the project was honored by New Jersey’s Alliance for Action as a project that will have a transformational impact on New Jersey’s economy, job creation, and quality of life.