Bergen County New Agency Building & Parking Garage
Client: County of Bergen
Project: New Agency Building & Parking Garage
Epic’s Role: Construction Manager/ Advisor (Joint Venture with Gilbane)
Construction Costs: $106 Million
Epic was selected to provide Construction Manager/ Advisor services for the Bergen County New Agency Building in conjunction with Gilbane. The project consists of a new building for the occupancy of the Bergen County Prosecutor, Sheriff, and Municipal Court, a 5-level, 698-car parking deck, and renovations to the existing Justice Center. The new construction is located adjacent to the existing 40,000 sf Justice Center and Old Jail located at the corner of River Road and Court Street in Hackensack. The office building is approximately 130,000 sf on 6 floors. A secure pedestrian bridge for staff and judges will connect the new building to the Justice Center. The building will be clad in precast concrete and will be designed to harmoniously integrate with the existing facilities. The building will be supported by structural steel piles.
The parking deck for 698 cars will provide parking on-site to accommodate the displaced surface parking that formerly occupied the site. The parking deck will be a precast concrete structure with a photovoltaic array on the roof. Due to the susceptibility of the underlying soils to liquefy in the event of an earthquake, the code required that the entire site undergo ground improvement program. This has been accomplished by the installation of over 4,000 Geo Piers, which are columns of compacted stone that are essentially drilled into the ground on 5’ centers.