240 South Harrison Street
East Orange, New Jersey
Conversion and expansion of a 60-year-old, six-story office building into an 81-unit, 12-story market-rate apartment building
Twelve Story, 81-unit apartment building consisting of 108,212 square feet
Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical, Electric, Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering, as well as Structural Engineering Services
Jarmel Kizel is designing 240 South Harrison Street in East Orange, New Jersey, a project where they are converting and expanding a 60-year-old, six-story office building into an 81-unit, 12-story market-rate apartment building. The 240 South Harrison Street project is a transformation of a1950s office building that was originally designed as a six-story office building for Beneficial Life. Jarmel Kizel is re-designing the facility into a 12-story, 81-unit multifamily facility by adding six additional floors to the building. When completed, 240 South Harrison Street will include studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as a fitness center and a business center. The market-rate apartments will offer panoramic views and a significant number of the units will have views of New York City. Residences will offer fine appointments, dens and exterior balconies.
Unique Project Aspects:
The building conversion at 240 South Harrison Street will be considered a Smart Growth project, and will meet many requirements that are considered in sustainable and green design. Existing roadways, storm drains and utilities will be utilized in the project design, and Jarmel Kizel also will reduce impervious coverage on the site—these all contribute to sustainable site criteria. The new design will incorporate the existing building structure. The building will be brought in compliance with modern building codes. Additionally, the mechanical systems will be designed to be more energy efficient and create a cost savings for the building owner and tenants. The building’s close proximity to a train station and two bus stations, will make commuting easy for residents, and will help reduce New Jersey’s carbon footprint.