LOCATION: Wood Ridge, NJ
OWNER: New Jersey Transit (NJT)
START DATE: 01/2010
END DATE: 02/2016
Sowinski Sullivan was the architect on a team of consultants that designed a new station to anchor transit-oriented development (TOD) that will span over 70 acres in Wood Ridge, New Jersey. The station is located on the Bergen line commuter rail line. Located in a brownfield (the former site of the Curtiss-Wright industrial buildings that made and tested jet engines), this station is part of a large housing community designed to encourage commuters to walk or bike instead of drive. The project included a center-island high-level platform, an overpass, two elevators, and stair towers. The station was designed to utilize natural ventilation and daylighting techniques by using wire mesh to enclose the overpass and stairs. This project was developed in accordance with NJ TRANSIT sustainable design guidelines.