Cultural Institutions: ICPC Mixed-Use Complex Paterson, New Jersey

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Project Type:

Commercial, Retail, Education, Residential, Recreational, Parking

Owner: Islamic Center of Passaic County

Services Provided: Planning, Architecture, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering

Construction Cost: $50,000,000 (Estimated)

Project Size:

  • Building – 173,000 S.F.
  • Parking – 98,000 S.F.
  • Planning and programming for a mixed-use development on a 2½ acre downtown Paterson site.

Key Goals:

  • To maximize the economic use of the valuable site
  • To achieve a balance of uses
  • To fulfill ICPC’s specific needs for the site, including the development of a Youth (recreational) Center and a Community Center Facility
  • To be achievable within the bounds of a realistic budget

Other components studied for inclusion in the development included Housing, Office, and Commercial (Retail) functions in conjunction with site parking that would be required. The firm studied eight different scenarios, ranging from low-cost and low intensity to high-intensity development. One of the scenarios, which included all six basic components, was selected with modifications to serve as the basis for more detailed design.