Another New Building Planned For College Avenue

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers School of Communication & Information will be expanding into a new office building with a conference room, to begin construction this summer.

The new 5,190-square-foot building will replace a small surface parking lot on Huntington Street, near the Alexander Library.

It will be three stories tall and gray in color.  A nearby building will be recolored to match the new structure.

University spokesman Greg Trevor said the project was needed "to meet additional space needs caused by program growth."

The university presented this previously-approved project at a February 12 Planning Board, because it sought to make a few changes, including the building's color.

The windows on the third floor were also modified to be wider, wood trim was to be painted brown, and white gutters were added along the edges of roof.

As we reported in September, a plan for a new theological seminary building was the first new College Avenue development to be approved in years.

Reporter at New Brunswick Today

Richard researched transportation, land use, history, and other topics. Investigated site plans. Attended public meetings (planning board, zoning board, parking authority board of directors, City Council) to record and help determine what was discussed. Analyzed blueprints and site plans to determine what land uses sites would be put to. Photographed sites that would be affected by proposed projects, as well as sites involved in news events. Employed Sketchup CAD to visualize new land uses, such as buildings and structures. Critiqued and wrote articles in fast-paced work environment, writing before deadlines. Made judgments as to what constituted proper material to include in articles. Created a zoning map; am working on ways to show it to the public. Consulted vintage maps to determine historic land uses.