Credit: Sylvester Zawadzki

Hahne & Company Building

BBB helped transform the long-vacant, historic flagship Hahne & Company Department Store in downtown Newark, NJ into a vibrant mixed-use development.

BBB served as primary designer for the overall mixed-use development and as restoration architect for the 400,000-SF National Register building, one of the largest department stores in the United States when completed in 1901. The historic building has been carefully restored to its former grandeur, with its expansive sky-lit, 4-story atrium reintroduced as an indoor public thoroughfare for retail and commercial office space, including anchor tenant Whole Foods Market. The public gallery also marks an entry point for a newly expanded Rutgers University campus, with classrooms, offices, and student services within the building.

The upper floors of the historic building, combined with a contemporary 9-story addition, will accommodate over 160 residential units (64 set aside as affordable) with amenities including a private, landscaped rooftop courtyard and below-grade parking garage. Located in the heart of Newark, directly facing Military Park and steps from the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the mixed-use project creates a vital connection between the Downtown cultural district and the growing University Park neighborhood.

 

Client

L+M Development Partners; Hanini Group

Location

Newark, NJ

Size

533,000 SF

Completed

2017

Construction Cost

$100 million

People

FAIA, LEED AP
Partner
AIA
Associate Partner