Towne Centre MIxed-Use Complex, Cliffside Park, NJ

  • Details:35,645 square feet of SlenderWall panels with R-21 closed-cell foam insulation.
  • Finish: Buff colored precast concrete panels with a combination of acid washed and sandblast finishes.
  • Architect:Virgona + Virgona
  • Owner:Towne Centre Urban Renewal Company
  • Contractor:Waterside Construction, LLC
Cliffside slenderwall front A
Cliffside slenderwall detail B

The success of the project is all in the exacting details

The luxury mixed-use complex in the heart of Cliffside Park, N.J. is a 15 story building featuring 314 residential units and a unique blend of 52,000 sf of retail and office space, underground parking, a 190-space municipal parking lot, and nearly 800 SlenderWall® architectural precast panels manufactured by Smith-Midland Corporation.

The $140 million Towne Centre of Cliffside Park also features a one-acre plaza with a reflecting pool and outdoor seating and a 3 floor pool deck. Views from many of the hi-rise residential units have sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline.

Smith-Midland, the Easi-Set SlenderWall licensed precast producer was called on to design M-shaped precast panels that would be used to create a lightweight exterior for the building. Working closely with Virgona & Virgona Architects, Smith-Midland developed the highly detailed designs for the exterior cladding.

“The M-shaped panels will allow for bigger windows and more natural light than usual within the building itself,” said Steve Demas, Smith-Midland VP of Project Management. “We’ve already used this technique successfully on another building in New Jersey.” Smith-Midland was also responsible for installing the pre-insulated panels.

Borough officials expect the Towne Center to create hundreds of permanent jobs, enliven the downtown business district and generate significant tax revenue.

“We know Towne Centre is going to be a huge economic boon for that area of the borough,” said Bill Maer, a spokesman for Cliffside Park.