McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering design and construction support for two 16-story mixed-use buildings at 197 and 207 Van Vorst Street in Jersey City, NJ. The site features 408 residences and approximately 14,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. This project is built adjacent to St. Peter’s Prep High School and is within walking distance to NJ Transit’s PATH and light rail lines.
The building, which is supported by steel-pipe-bearing piles, integrates two distinct structure types including innovative light gage steel framing in a nine-story structure atop a five-story concrete podium. McLaren’s team of engineering experts made a difference on this project by using light gage steel to help save on construction time, reduce the overall project material cost and make it environmentally friendly. The firm also designed a streetscape on a pile-supported structure.