Langan in Hoboken

Langan provides an integrated mix of engineering and environmental consulting services in support of land development projects. Langan is the largest engineering and environmental consulting firm headquartered in New Jersey. Founded 50 years ago, our roots are in Hudson County, with Langan playing a key role in the renaissance of  Hoboken. In fact, we have completed numerous projects in the city. We are the go-to consultant for a variety of developers, architects, and other design/construction partners who count on Langan’s expertise and knowledge related to the complex permitting processes and challenging subsurface conditions that impact many projects. 

770 House / 7th and Jackson Resiliency Park


Langan implemented the design of a cloud-based outlet control into the stormwater management system for this project, which is located in a coastal city faced with the challenges of global climate change and the impacts of  frequent localized flooding, as well as catastrophic-scale flooding issues.


measurable value

Langan’s engineers helped develop a stormwater management approach that allowed for the storage of a volume of stormwater equal to the 10-year storm across the entire site of 700 Jackson. This far exceeds the normal regulatory requirement that the redevelopment would have been subject to, which would have required no stormwater detention on the site because the redevelopment actually increases the amount of pervious surface on-site.

Taking this challenge one step further, Langan’s engineers worked with the local sewage authority to implement the design of a cloud-based outlet control into the stormwater management system, allowing the sewage authority to remotely monitor the combined sewer system, its capacity and flows in real time, and regulate discharges from the on-site stormwater detention system to avoid further overwhelming the combined sewer overflow system. This system is a significant example of one tool that can be used by urban, coastal cities to mitigate the negative impacts of combined sewer overflow systems.

overview

The 700 Jackson Redevelopment and Resiliency Park Project includes a large, mixed-use residential building with 424 residential units, approximately 26,000 SF of commercial space, and a parking deck with 415 parking spaces for shared use by residents and the general public. The project also includes three major public areas: a brand new public gymnasium, a public park with open green spaces and a children’s play area, and a public plaza designed for public programming and activities.

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Clients
Bijou Properties
Intercontinental Development, Inc.

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental
Natural Resources & Permitting
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects


Via Lofts

OVERVIEW
As part of the overall revitalization of northwestern Hoboken, Langan is providing site/civil engineering, natural resources permitting, and environmental investigation and remediation oversight for this 44-unit mixed-use urban redevelopment project. The LEED Platinum-certified project features a green roof area that was specifically designed to comply with the city’s target of creating a minimum of 25% green roof area on all new buildings. The project includes a rooftop runoff capture and reuse collection system to supply green roof irrigation water, reducing demand on the city’s potable water supply and also reducing the project’s overall impact on the city's combined sewer outfall system.

Langan was responsible for the environmental investigation of the site, the remediation of an identified “hot-spot,” and the overall waste-class certification and disposal process for the hot-spot and site-wide historic fill materials as part of the site’s overall remediation.  The project site is located in the regulated flood hazard area and significant design and coordination was required to obtain a flood hazard area permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Client
Bijou Properties

Services
Site/Civil
Natural Resources & Permitting

Architect
Marchetto Higgins Stieve


Southwest Park

OVERVIEW
Southwest Park is a new one-acre city park that incorporates the delay and store components of the Rebuild by Design approach. Following the city’s Green Infrastructure Strategic Plan, Langan designed and prepared the stormwater management for this park. We designed a system to hold the equivalent of a 10-year storm volume through green stormwater infrastructure components, including bioswales and rain gardens to mitigate existing flooding within this area of the city. Langan is the Licensed Site Remediation Professional for the project and has provided the necessary environmental controls while maintaining the design intent. Langan has also provided geotechnical engineering services and worked with the team to provide cost effective design alternatives by incorporating light-weight fill material to eliminate the need for piles.
AWARDS
USGBC NJ Award - Innovation and Sustainability Best Practices

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Client
City of Hoboken

Services
Site/Civil
Environmental
Geotechnical
Natural Resources & Permitting
Landscape Architecture

Architect
Starr Whitehouse


Neumann Leather Redevelopment

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing multidisciplinary redevelopment services for this site, the home of the former Neumann Leathers Factory. The project includes a mixed-use center with industrial arts space, office space, retail and amenity uses, and residential units, and involves the renovation of portions of the site buildings, demolition of specific structures, and design and construction of three major buildings. The overall redevelopment scheme is anchored by the principals of transit-oriented development, with the nearby Hoboken train and ferry terminals, and sustainability. Green roofs and a neighborhood-scale stormwater management system, incorporated into the interior plaza space, are anticipated to address localized stormwater management issues. The project is targeting LEED Platinum certification, as well as certification under the LEED for Neighborhood Development program.

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Client
Observer LLC

Services
Site/Civil
Environmental
Geotechnical
Natural Resources & Permitting
Traffic & Transportation
Landscape Architecture

Architect
Nastasi Architects


Candela Lofts

OVERVIEW
On the site of a former candle factory, Candela Lofts pays homage to an era before electricity. Langan provided environmental testing and remediation services for the redevelopment, which has achieved Passive House Certification - the highest performance standard in the world. Designed as a self-sufficient, zero-energy set of residences, the project establishes a new threshold for sustainability in residential design, utilizing advanced energy modeling, building systems, and building envelope assembly. 

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Client
Bijou Properties

Service
Environmental

Architect
Nastasi Architects


Hoboken Waterfront Hilton Hotel

OVERVIEW
The Hilton Hotel is the second hotel to join the Hoboken Waterfront. The world-class, 349-room hotel will be 20 stories and just one block away from the Hoboken Terminal. Langan’s site-civil team worked collaboratively with our in-house landscape architects to create a green stormwater management plan within the site as well as the surrounding streetscape to manage localized flooding within the area. Adjacent to the hotel, a long linear “pocket” park was also designed to serve as an outdoor space for both the public as well as hotel patrons.

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Client
KMS Development Partner

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Landscape Architecture
Natural Resources & Permitting
Traffic & Transportation
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Cooper Carry Associates


Stevens Institute of Technology

OVERVIEW
Langan has been providing engineering and environmental services to Steven’s for nearly 10 years. Our prior knowledge of the campus as well as notable Hoboken project experience has given us a better understanding of Steven’s delicate campus, which is partially located in an excavated cliff. Langan has provided multi-disciplinary services on the Academic Gateway, a new two 5-story classroom and laboratory buildings; the Athletic and Recreation Center, which involved a redesign of the foundation system; and the Babbio Center Parking Garage Expansion, a 62,000-SF addition adding 266 parking spaces and creating an aesthetically pleasing building along the popular Sinatra Drive waterfront area.

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Client
Stevens Institute of Technology

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Surveying/Geospatial


New Jersey Transit – Hoboken Bus Terminal

OVERVIEW
Langan provided geotechnical engineering services for the proposed construction of a high-rise building over the existing New Jersey Transit (NJT) Bus Terminal in Hoboken, New Jersey. Based on available information, we evaluated the subsurface conditions and provided preliminary foundation recommendations for the support of the building. The preliminary foundation design for the support of the proposed structure presented many technical challenges that required unique engineering design capabilities. The challenges include the design of a truss system and high capacity foundation elements to provide a clear span over the PATH Station beneath the site.

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Client
LCOR/Hillier