Teachers Village

Newark
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Architects
Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Location
Newark
Year
2017
Project Developer

Ron Beit, President  & CEO the RBH Group

Managing Partner
Richard Meier

Associate Partners
Vivian Lee and Dukho Yeon

Project Architects
Ananth Sampathkumar and Chris Townsend 

Project Team
Techan Abe, Jonathan Bell, Remy Bertin, Joseph T. DeSense III, Gil Even-Tsur, Simone Ferracina, Adam Greene, Zheng Huang, Scott Johnson, Katie Kasabalis, Brandt Knapp, Aki Koike, Aung Kyaw, Chris Layda, Dongkyu Lee, Ian Lotto, Diana Lui, Alexander Maymind, Marianna Mello, Hyung Sok Moon, Guillermo Murcia, Stefan Scheiber-Loeis, Hee-Joo Shi

Program
Schools, Residential and Retail

Floors
5 to 6 levels above grade and basement level

Floor Areas
Teachers Village Charter Schools | 230 Halsey Street: 104,000 sq ft
Teachers Village Building 1 | 35 Maiden Lane: 30,770 sq ft
Teachers Village 6 | 243 Halsey Street: 95,030 sq ft
Teachers Village Building 7 | 42 William Street: 65,670 sq ft

Major Building Materials
Brick, Glass, Composite Aluminum Panels, Stucco Plaster and EIFS

Teachers Village is a mixed-use development envisioned for downtown Newark south of Market Street and west of Broad Street. It will encompass six new buildings, including Workforce Housing, Charter Schools and small to mid-scale retail located along Halsey Street between Branford Street and Hill Street. These elements will provide 200 residential units for teachers, three charter schools, a daycare center and a variety of retail spaces at street level. Sustainable design, new landscaping and streetscape improvements are integral to the goal of creating an exemplary development for a flourishing community in Newark.

Each new building is site specific and designed relative to its context. Street wall heights are regulated in accordance with the Newark Living Downtown Plan and provide a rich variety of street conditions. The new Halsey Street retail corridor is at the heart of the development and offers a mix of venues for vibrant street life. The residential spaces and schools are designed with generous windows that are open to the light and activity of the streets below. As required by the Newark Living Downtown Plan, all of the new building fronts facing Halsey Street are four-stories tall, not exceeding 60-feet in height. As permitted by zoning regulations, the buildings setback from Halsey Street above 60-feet grow in height, reaching a maximum of 6-stories.

Teachers Village is one of the first developments in America to pursue the LEED Neighborhood Development designation by the US Green Building Council, indicating that the project meets the highest levels of sustainable design and that the neighborhood integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building strategies. Former parking lots are transformed into a sustainable new neighborhood that offers its teacher residents opportunities to live where they work and to experience high-quality healthy living in an affordable, safe environment downtown. The development is conveniently located to benefit from Newark’s efficient public transportation system, from extensive local and regional bus lines to a short walk to the Washington Street light rail and Newark Penn Station, hub for NJTRANSIT, AMTRAK trains and PATH train service to Manhattan.

Teachers Village will restore a sense of place by activating the streetscape, along Halsey and William Streets, attracting residents, students, and visitors to this dynamic new community and to the existing cultural, entertainment and educational infrastructure with institutions such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark School for the Arts, the NJ Historical Society, Newark Museum, the main branch of the Newark Public Library and the Prudential Center Arena. Access to open space for Teachers Village residents includes proximity to three city parks and community gardens. 

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