iStar Rallies Handel and Others for Boys & Girls Club Upgrade

2016-02-17T15:26:13+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Sponsors & Partners|

Published by the Asbury Park Sun, article by Michelle Gladden

There’s a new commitment brewing on the city’s west side and renowned architect Gary Handel has signed on to be a part of it.

Known for his award-winning urban growth strategy, Handel specializes in using mixed-use building designs to support density growth in buildings and neighborhoods across the globe.

Handel, recognized for his work in Boston’s downtown, as a founding board member of the New York’s Friends of the High Line, and at the National September 11 Memorial, brings his expertise to Asbury Park with the 1101 Ocean Avenue design –  a 16-story rebuild at the former Esperanza site.

He is among a team of consultants who pledge to redesign and upgrade the Asbury Park Boys and Girls Club’s over 70-year-old bulding, located on the west side along Monroe Avenue.

Organized by waterfront redeveloper iStar local lead Brian Cheripka, the transformation includes creating a new three-story building across the street where two vacant shells now sit, and an upgrade of the existing facility’s façade and pool.

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