As the City of Hackensack, N.J. awaits final approval of the City's comprehensive Rehabilitation Plan, DMR Architects is progressing with other revitalization efforts within the downtown footprint, the redevelopment of the 140 year old Masonic Temple at 102 State St.
In 2010, the City of Hackensack purchased the vacant building and hired DMR to convert the building into a Cultural and Performing Arts Center, and convert the adjacent parking lot into a public park with outdoor performance space to benefit the surrounding commercial and office spaces.
The building, which is nearing the completion of Phase 1 improvements, will open as a Cultural Arts Center. Phase 2 will renovate the second floor of the facility into a Performing Arts Center.
DMR is also completing plans to convert the adjacent parking lot into an outdoor park and performance area for the Cultural Arts Center. When completed, the park will provide performance areas for spring and summer concerts, shaded outdoor space for lunch hours, an intimate garden and outdoor chess tables.
"DMR is proud of our work in Hackensack, and we look forward to revitalizing the City into a vibrant center for thousands of residents, employees and visitors," Lloyd A. Rosenberg, AIA, President and CEO said.
"The Cultural and Performing Arts Center and Atlantic Street Park will support surrounding businesses and act as a catalyst of revitalization for the downtown area."
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