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Stuyvesant Avenue: Street Design

Key Stats


Township of Union


Union, NJ

Key Staff

David Lustberg, Principal in Charge
James Ribaudo, Project Manager

Design Team

Arterial, Maser Consulting, Langan Engineering, MHS Architects

Project Status

Completed 2018

Total Project Size

Four City Blocks

Construction Cost



Concept Design, Community/Stakeholder Outreach, Construction Documentation, Construction Observation

Point of Contact

Tammie Kopin-Espinoza, Asst. Business Administrator, 908.851.8500,


NJDOT Complete Streets Excellence Award, 2019

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 set 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.

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