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$172M New Brunswick Performing Arts Center breaks ground

October 4, 2017

My Central Jersey

Bob Makin

The City of New Brunswick and New Brunswick Development Corporation (Devco) broke ground Wednesday on the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) project, a $172 million redevelopment initiative that will transform New Brunswick’s Downtown Cultural Arts District.

The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center is a public-private partnership among Devco, the city, Rutgers University, Middlesex County, the state Economic Development Authority, the New Brunswick Cultural Center, Pennrose Properties and the New Brunswick Parking Authority, along with 11 other groups.

The groundbreaking was attended by community leaders, local and state officials, including Mayor Jim Cahill, Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi, state Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios and Devco President Christopher J. Paladino.