$83.3M Grant to Support Brick Church Station Redevelopment

05 June, 2024
Crossings at Brick Church Station


NJ TRANSIT has received an $83.3 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to modernize the historic Brick Church station in East Orange, NJ.

This project aims to make the station fully accessible, with the addition of high-level platforms and elevators, while also restoring its historic features. This significant investment is part of a broader effort to enhance public transportation infrastructure across the state, ensuring safe and reliable access for all commuters, including those with disabilities.

Local leaders and community advocates have praised the initiative, emphasizing the long-term benefits for the East Orange community and the overall region. The project is part of a larger $500 million investment in The Crossings at Brick Church station by Triangle Equities and Incline Capital, which is expected to drive significant development and growth in East Orange.


“Our partnership and collaboration with Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Ted R. Green, NJ TRANSIT, our partners at Goldman Sachs, Basis Investment Group, and Incline Capital, as well as the constituents of the region reinforce our long-time support and recognition of transit-oriented developments and their ability to unlock value in communities such as East Orange, a vibrant yet underinvested town,” said Executive Vice President – Acquisitions and Development of Triangle Equities, Josh Weingarten.

The development team is creating 800 residential units and approximately 200,000 square feet of commercial space, housing a grocery store, retailers, and restaurants. At the heart of the project is a central promenade, designed by Bohler’s planning, landscape architecture, and design studio, which serves as the spine connecting Main Street to the Brick Church Station. This multi-use space is a focal point for pedestrian activity and can be adapted into a public venue for community events such as farm markets, street vendors, and art displays.

By integrating inclusive housing, workspaces, and recreational facilities, the project encourages residents to live, work, and play within the city, fostering a sense of community and reducing the need for commuting.

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