New Brunswick Development Corp. is overseeing the development of the new 450,000-square-foot, $215 million project known as the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center. — Courtesy: New Brunswick Development Corp. and Elkus Manfredi Architects
By Joshua Burd
New Brunswick Development Corp. has unveiled new renderings of the residential high-rise and theater space that will anchor the highly anticipated New Brunswick Performing Arts Center.
The images by Elkus Manfredi Architects show off sleek design of the 450,000-square-foot, $215 million project in the heart of New Brunswick’s famed theater district. Slated to begin construction in the coming months, the project includes two theaters and an 18-story luxury apartment tower, with a rooftop pool and a host of other amenities.
Plans also call for office space in addition to the residential and performance components, all of which will rise at the longtime site of the George Street Playhouse and Crossroads Theatre.
NBPAC is expected to open by fall 2019 semester, when Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts will launch a new musical theater program. Rutgers will be a partial owner of the new performing arts space.
New Brunswick Development Corp., which has spearheaded a long list of revitalization projects in the city, said the project is expected to draw an additional 80,000 arts patrons to the city’s cultural center. The district already brings in 400,000 people a year.
All renderings courtesy of New Brunswick Development Corp. and Elkus Manfredi Architects.