NJ Community Development Corp.
David Lustberg, Principal in Charge
James Ribaudo, Project Manager
Total Project Size
1. Concept Development
2. Construction Documentation
3. Bid Assistance
4. Construction Observation
The NJ Community Development Corporation has been actively involved in the revitalization of the Spruce Street neighborhood in downtown Paterson, NJ. As part of their on-going efforts, NJCDC acquired a highly visible parcel of vacant land that is a blight on the neighborhood. The parcel was envisioned as a new pocket park and gateway to the Great Falls Historic District that will celebrate one of America’s great poets, William Carlos Williams.
Arterial was contracted to develop a sustainable and educational public space that could be constructed and maintained within the means of NJCDC. Visitors to the city are greeted by a publicly commissioned art piece announcing the park entrance. Upon entering the park, users walk through a ‘Discovery Garden’ composed of a series of outdoor rooms highlighting sustainability, nature and education. At the heart of the park is an “outdoor classroom” and amphitheater that is comfortably nestled into the hillside with a backdrop of ornamental grasses. This project was funded partially by NJDOT and construction was completed in the summer of 2013.
Paterson, New Jersey
William Carlos Williams Community Park
"This site will become an impressive gateway celebrating the legacy of one of America's most important poets. Arterial provided high design services on a budget we could afford - and did so in a manner that aligned perfectly with the objectives of our Greater Spruce Street Neighborhood Plan."
~ Michael Powell, Vice-President, NJ Community Development Corporation
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