It Takes a Village

What is “SMART” Development?   There are several answers to that question, but perhaps one of the most intuitive ones is development that is centered around or in close proximity to mass transit. Such development is the goal of the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Smart Growth initiative. In pursuing this goal for the town of New Brunswick, N.J., the New Brunswick Development Corp (DEVCO) created a mixed-use structure that would become a new epicenter for transit in the area, and in the process help revitalize the town center itself.  The project, the New Brunswick Gateway Transit Village (NBGTV), is a 632,000-sq.-ft, 300-ft-tall, mixed-use building that features parking, rental apartments, condominiums, office space and retail space.