Construction Workers Using New Garage to Alleviate Neighborhood Parking
Construction work continues on the Frank J. Guarini Justice Complex, with the new Hudson County courthouse project approximately 75% complete and on schedule for a late 2024 completion. In addition to the continuation of exterior work, extensive work has been underway on the interior of the new future courthouse.
Local and Diversity & Inclusion Contracting Update
To the greatest extent possible, expenditures on the new Hudson County courthouse have been directed towards Hudson County-based firms. To date, contracts awarded to Hudson County-based suppliers and subcontractors total over $61.3 million, with nearly 99% ($60.6 million) going to disadvantaged (XBE) businesses.
Overall, $98 million has been awarded and $141 million committed to disadvantaged firms, exceeding the original project goal of $92,850,000 by over 50%.
On the exterior of the building, the envelope construction is well underway. Installation of the roof screen is expected to begin in late July with an anticipated completion by late fall. In addition, it is anticipated that the building will be fully enclosed in the fall.
Significant interior work has begun and is ongoing, including sheet rock, flooring, woodwork, priming for painting, and finishes. Permanent electric service to the building is anticipated in the fall.
Site work to include sidewalks, hardscapes, and landscaping, is anticipated to begin in the fall and resume in spring of 2024. The project remains on schedule with a planned completion in late 2024.
Supporting Hudson County Workforce Development
The woodwork for the project is being done by Jersey City-based Eastern Millwork, which is training Hudson County School of Technology students as part of an apprenticeship program, a career opportunity for high school graduates interested in technology and manufacturing. In partnership with Hudson County Community College, students receive a salary during on-the-job training, free college tuition towards an Associate Degree in Advanced Manufacturing from Hudson County Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State University, as well as $70,000/year job with full benefits upon graduation.
Since the completion of the parking garage structure, approximately 300-350 union workers on the project site daily have been using the new courthouse parking garage for parking, in an effort to alleviate the impact on street parking in the neighborhood. This parking garage is not available for the public.
Construction progress photos