Langan in Jersey City & 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 Jersey City and Hoboken. In fact, we have completed more than 1,000 projects in those cities. 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. 

New Jersey City University – Residential Building

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing a variety of engineering and consulting services for a new residential building at the New Jersey City University West Campus. The approximately 200,000-SF, 144-unit residential building will contain a 136-space parking garage on the first two floors with four additional floors of residential units. An outdoor roof top plaza will be provided at the third floor level above a portion of the parking garage. Langan is providing full land development engineering services for the project, including site engineering, surveying services, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering services, regulatory permitting, and construction administration and oversight.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
KKF University Enterprises, LLC

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental

Architect
Feinberg & Associates, PC


Crossroads at New Jersey City University

OVERVIEW
The proposed 80,000-SF ShopRite will be located on New Jersey City University's West Campus. The building is located in the northwest corner of the West Campus between Route 440, Carbon Place, and the future roads being constructed along the east and south side of the development site. Langan is providing surveying, site/civil engineering and natural resource services for the proposed development, including stormwater management design, local and state permitting as well as coordination with the University and other responsible parties associated with the property which has undergone several phases of remediation. Langan will also be performing a peer review of the geotechnical investigation at the site.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Crossroads Companies, LLC

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Traffic & Transportation
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
StudioHillier


New Jersey City University – West Side Village

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing a variety of engineering and consulting services for the West Side Village student dormitory building.  The approximately 100,000-SF, 425-bed dormitory will be located on the New Jersey City University West Campus and will be one of two buildings being constructed that will mark the start of vertical construction on the West Campus.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Ambling University Development Group

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Environmental
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Niles Bolton Associates


New Jersey City University – University Place

OVERVIEW
Based off the original master plan from 2005, University Place will be a $350-million education-based, mixed-use community featuring academic, dormitories and residential buildings, retail, and public plazas. The new development will be situated on 22 acres between Route 440 and West Side Avenue and divided into roughly 6 blocks. Langan provided a full range of services to implement the project’s infrastructure and is in the process of coordinating with municipal agencies and finalizing the site engineering design. The infrastructure design will involve new utilities and stormwater management. As the project continues, Langan will design the streetscape finishes, including street tree plantings, unit paving, decorative lighting and site amenities.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
New Jersey City University

Services
Site/Civil
Geotechnical
Surveying/Geospatial
Landscape Architecture

Architects
Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects
Studio Hillier
Feinberg & Associates
Niles Bolton Associates

Strategic Partner
Claremont Properties and The Hampshire Companies (Joint Venture)


95 Greene Street

OVERVIEW
The project at 95 Greene Street featured the conversion of the old Colgate ‘G-block’ in downtown Jersey City, New Jersey, into an attractive commercial building with “modern” standards. Langan designed an attractive streetscape in accordance with the Colgate Master Plan Design Guidelines and provided boundary and topographic services. The urban streetscape consisted of irrigated trees in grated planting beds, “historic waterfront” style streetlights, and granite paver patterned sidewalks. Langan also designed an attractive terrace along the facade, consisting of central steps framed by a wide ramp on one side and a public seating area on the other. Planter columns were spaced to match the building’s architecture. Langan site/civil engineers designed utility services to upgrade the building to its current-day requirements.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
SJP Properties

Services
Site/Civil
Landscape Architecture
Surveying/Geospatial


Hudson Greene (77 Hudson Street)

OVERVIEW
Langan provided a full range of design and engineering services for the construction of two 48-story residential towers at the core of Jersey City's Colgate Waterfront Redevelopment Area. This joint venture development features retail space, 900 luxury residential units, and a rooftop garden on top of a 10-story parking deck.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Clients
K. Hovnanian Companies
Equity Residential Properties

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental
Traffic & Transportation
Landscape Architecture

Architect
CetraRuddy


30 Journal Square

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing site/civil and traffic engineering, planning and surveying services for a proposed mixed-use development at 30 Journal Square in Jersey City. The 1,022,362-GSF development will incorporate the historic Jersey Journal building and consist of a 72-story residential tower with a 10-story podium with space for retail, office, and parking.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Kushner Companies

Services
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Natural Resources & Permitting
Traditional Surveying

Architect
Morris Adjmi Architects


One Journal Square

OVERVIEW
Langan is providing geotechnical, site/civil, and traffic engineering, planning, and surveying services for a proposed mixed-use development in the Journal Square section of Jersey City. The development will consist of two high-rise towers measuring 46 and 69 stories over a 10-floor podium and will include 1,725 residential apartments, approximately 89,000 SF of retail, 127,000 SF of office space, and 78,000 SF of amenities space. The development is adjacent to the Journal Square PATH Station.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Kushner Companies

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Traffic & Transportation
Surveying/Geospatial

Architect
Woods Bagot


Harborside Financial Center

OVERVIEW
The Harborside Financial Center includes 6.4-million SF of office, retail and structured parking facilities located along the Hudson River waterfront. Langan has been responsible for the geotechnical, site/civil and landscape design of approximately 4 million-SF of Harborside. Langan also designed nearly one-half mile of waterfront walkway on an existing pier as well as 700 feet of a new two-level promenade.

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Mack-Cali Realty

Services
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Landscape Architecture


Colgate-Palmolive Waterfront

OVERVIEW
Langan provided waterfront, geotechnical, site/civil, traffic, and environmental engineering, and landscape architecture services for the redevelopment of Colgate Center, which formerly served as the main Colgate-Palmolive production facility for more than 150 years. The project involved the construction of 1,100 LF of anchored sheet pile bulkhead, a box culvert manifold, new relieving platform, and a world class promenade with sweeping views of Lower Manhattan.
AWARDS
2000 ACEC NJ Engineering Excellence Award

Location
Jersey City, NJ

Client
Colgate-Palmolive Company

Services
Waterfront & Marine
Geotechnical
Site/Civil
Environmental
Traffic & Transportation
Landscape Architecture


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


New Jersey Transit – Hoboken Rail Yard

OVERVIEW
Langan prepared a Remedial Investigation Work Plan (RIWP), in accordance with the requirements of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), between New Jersey Transit Corporation/Consolidated Rail Corporation Rail Corporation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). The purpose of the RIWP is to identify environmental conditions and ensure adherence with regard to regulatory compliance issues. After Langan reviewed previous reports and conducted site inspections, our team worked with NJ Transit and the NJDEP to mutually determine the strategy for the investigation of the site, based on the intended future usage of the rail yard and acceptable remediation technologies for active rail yards.

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Client
New Jersey Transit Corporation

Service
Environmental


Maxwell Place

OVERVIEW
The Maxwell Place development consists of a large, luxury residential waterfront development. Numerous industrial structures once occupied the project site, which was partially reclaimed from the Hudson River. The 12-story residential buildings, with a combined footprint area of about 170,000 SF, were constructed in three phases, along with associated below- and above-grade parking structures. The adaptation of the foundation systems to the highly variable subsurface conditions created substantial cost and schedule savings for the development/construction team. The project also included the first ever deep dynamic compaction improvement in the history of Hoboken.

Location
Hoboken, NJ

Client
Toll Brothers

Services
Geotechnical
Traditional Surveying

Architects
Dean Marchetto Architects
Perkins Eastman

Strategic Partners
DeSimone Consulting Engineers
Goldstein Associates