Construction recently began on a new, 48,000-sq-ft headquarters and education facility for The Leaguers, Inc., a non-profit community organization in Newark, New Jersey.
The building will feature a two-story steel structure and a white glazed brick veneer facade with blue-tinted glass and multi-colored glass accents. The sub-level will house a parking garage for 75 cars, including four handicapped accessible parking spaces. The 22,000-sq-ft first floor will hold facilities for The Leaguers’ Head Start program, after-school activities, and community service for adults. The second floor will feature The Leaguer’s administrative offices and commercial office tenant spaces. The building’s structural and architectural design can accommodate the addition of a third floor in anticipation of a potential future expansion.
The facility will also feature two first-floor entrances; the University Arlington Avenue entrance which will serve as the main entrance for The Leaguers administrative offices and other commercial tenants and the Head Start entrance which along with the student areas will be separated from the sections of the building open to the public for security purposes.
The project team includes McGowan Builders, Inc. of North Bergen, New Jersey who is serving as general contractor, Architect/Engineer EI Associates of Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, Architect Wilson Woodridge, and Owner’s Representative The TLM Group, LLC.
The $23.5 million project is being financed through the Federal New Market Tax Credit and is expected to be completed in December.