The Heights Receives New Jersey Leading Infrastructure Projects Award

From the left: Philip K. Beahcem, president, New Jersey Alliance for Action; Michael A. Mouron, president & chairman, Capstone Development; Nicholas Dinallo, Terminal Construction Corporation; Steve Hicks, president/CEO, Provident Resources Group; Susan A. Cole, president, Montclair State University; and Rochelle Hendricks, secretary, NJ Department of Higher Education.

The Heights, Montclair State University’s new state-of-the-art student residence and dining hall, was honored for its contributions to the state’s economic recovery at an event sponsored by the New Jersey Alliance for Action on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The $211 million complex was recognized as the state’s Leading Public-Private Partnership project.

Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole was presented with a certificate and plaque at the first-ever Leading Infrastructure Projects awards ceremony held at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. The University’s partners in the project, Capstone Development, Provident Resources Group, and Terminal Construction Corporation, were also recognized at the breakfast program.

The Heights, which opened on September 14, 2011, is the first public-private partnership construction project developed under New Jersey’s Economic Stimulus Act. The largest residential campus facility in New Jersey, The Heights boasts nearly 568,000 square feet of living space accommodating nearly 2,000 students. Its 24,000-square-foot dining area features six themed restaurant stations.

The Revel Casino in Atlantic City; the University Medical Center at Princeton in Plainsboro; The Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Hopewell; the Canoe Brook Water Treatment Plant in Millburn Township; and the “Miracle on I-287” team responsible for reopening sections of I-287 washed out by Hurricane Irene also received awards acknowledging the positive impact their projects have had on the state.

The New Jersey Alliance for Action is a non-profit, non-partisan statewide coalition of more than 2,500 business, labor, professional, academic, and government leaders. The alliance is committed to enhancing New Jersey’s economy, environment, and quality of life through public and private investment in infrastructure.