Union Center is the economic and civic heart of the Township of Union. Stuyvesant Avenue is home to long-time Union businesses and serves as the primary corridor for several annual parades and festivals. Looking toward new strategies for revitalizing downtown businesses and creating a new, unified look and feel for downtown, the Township of Union reached out to Arterial to design a new streetscape for Union Center.
The streetscape project includes new bump-outs, lighting, and sidewalks, as well as enhanced corner designs and tree pits, both with seating and brick pavers with granite sett accents. A central feature of this project is a raised mid-block crossing that slows traffic while creating a safe crossing for pedestrians, many of whom already cross mid-block between traffic. Other highlights are the engraved granite bands at the corners and the mid-block crossing that reflect the founding of Union as a colonial village called Connecticut Farms as well as Union’s pivotal role in the Revolutionary War. Construction is slated to begin in May 2017 and continue through September 2017.
Union, New Jersey
Township of Union
David Lustberg, Principal in Charge
James Ribaudo, Project Manager
Total Project Size
2 City Blocks
1. Concept Design
2. Community/Stakeholder Outreach
3. Construction Documentation
4. Construction Observation
Stuyvesant Ave. Streetscape Improvements
Public Awareness Video
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