JERSEY CITY, NJ — MAST Construction Services, Inc., an award-winning, Little Falls, NJ-based project and construction management services and owner’s representative firm, announced that it is serving as the construction manager for the fourth phase, a $10.5 million project, of one of New Jersey’s most high profile public park projects: Berry Lane Park. Situated at 1 Berry Rd. in Jersey City, between Garfield Ave. and Woodward St., the 17.5-acre park is undergoing a conversion which will turn the former brownfield site into recreational space for Jersey City residents to enjoy.
The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency has engaged MAST to oversee the fourth phase of construction, which began in February of this year and is slated for completion by year’s end. The large scale conversion commenced back in August 2012 and is part of a planned greenway that will be built along the route of the former Morris Canal, just south of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail station. A variety of grants helped to fund the project, including awards from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Hudson County, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Plans call for: a pavilion; two basketball courts; two tennis courts; a fitness activity area; children’s playground; a baseball field; a synthetic turf field for soccer, football, lacrosse, cricket and rugby; and a “splash pad” water play park. The park also boasts 600 new trees, energy-efficient lighting fixtures and a variety of sidewalks and roadway improvements.
“It is an honor to have a role in Berry Lane’s massive transformation and in coordinating the various parties to work together cohesively toward this common goal,” said MAST founder and president Ted Domuracki.
In addition to coordinating all efforts with the ownership, MAST is working alongside engineers Dresdner Robin on the project.