Vericon Construction Company was recognized as a recipient of the 2018 New Good Neighbor Award by NJBIA for the newly renovated 30 Montgomery Street building in Jersey City, New Jersey. Vericon Construction served as the construction manager for the revitalization of the 318,708 SF, 15-story office building. The dated facility was built in 1974 and was causing a significant disconnect between the building, its businesses and the surrounding residential neighbors. Onyx and then co-owner, Rubenstein Partners, decided to take on the full transformation and revive the existing space in hopes of creating new jobs and a new reputation within the neighborhood.
The project spanned over an 18-month period and included a complete renovation/addition to the existing main lobby area, as well as a complete exterior painting and replacement of all exterior windows. Work inside the building included electrical panel and HVAC upgrades, bathroom and elevator lobby renovations, a new management office, conference center and marketing suites, in addition to numerous tenant fit outs throughout the building. With a dedicated staff of construction professionals assigned to the site, Vericon was able to meet the budgeting and construction requirements of the Owner and all the new tenants occupying this building while the main entrance renovations were still ongoing.
With the capital improvements at 30 Montgomery, the transformed building is now seen as beneficial icon to the surrounding community. The building now hosts a variety of businesses and currently employs 1,200 individuals, significantly increasing its role in the neighborhood. The refreshed space now meets today’s standards of workplace productivity and employee comfort.
Vericon Construction Company has previously received the New Good Neighbor Award in 2016 for the Renaissance Hall at Berkeley College, which has developed into a hub for student activities.
The New Good Neighbor Award is an annual celebration of economic development by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association. The award recognizes the best commercial and industrial development projects in the state. Winners are chosen based upon four specific criteria including: economic benefit, job creation, architectural merit, and community involvement. Facilities eligible for nomination must be completed within a certain time frame while projects range from new, renovated or expanded plants, office and commercial buildings, retail centers and green community projects across the state.