Rutgers Bloustein Planning Studio Focuses on Highland Park Environmental Center

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The Highland Park Environmental Commission employed Rutgers University in the spring of 2011 to conduct a revisioning exercise whereby the full potential of the existing environmental center and overall site is realized.

This studio project uses restoration as the platform for the redevelopment of the site which will enhance the environmental value of the community and region.

This report begins with a detailed study of the site history and existing conditions including connectivity with the larger East Coast Greenway. Understanding the development constraints, current conditions and opportunities provides a framework for recommendations regarding building, site and programming improvements. This report also contains supporting materials that the Borough of Highland Park will need as they move forward with this project including cost analysis, management plan, funding resources and permitting information.

Studio Report

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