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New Jersey Schools Development Authority Public School #20

New design and construct school building program creates enhanced educational experience for New Jersey students.


The NJSDA embarked on a Capital Program that included the design and construction of multiple schools to address the high educational priority needs of the State. Gilbane is providing construction management services for the new Public School #20 for the Jersey City School District. Located in Jersey City, the project site encompasses 2.675 acres. The school is a new three-story facility that has been created to house 628 students and staff. The building has been designed specifically to accommodate students ranging from kindergarten through to grade 5 and provides them with a modern new learning environment.

The school building includes 30 general classrooms, 4 specialized instructional classrooms, a technology lab, a media center, multi-purpose/assembly room, cafeteria and gymnasium, as well as administrative and support facilities for staff.

The new school building is located on a site that previously housed a grocery store, parking lot and a private residence. To make room for the steel frame and masonry building, Gilbane demolished the existing structures and then completed the new construction of the three-level building.