Press Release: October 26, 2010

The Waterfront Groundbreaking

Newark Housing Authority, US Senator Robert Menendez, Newark Mayor Booker,
North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos to break ground on the WATERFRONT,
a sports, arts, and entertainment complex at 2 Grafton Avenue in Newark on
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 11:00 AM.

$9.7 million, 26,000 square feet, state of the art entertainment complex in Newark’s
North Ward
First of its kind in Newark * Unparalled in its programming

Newark, NJ – United States Senator Robert Menendez, Mayor Cory A. Booker, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Newark Housing Authority Executive Director Keith Kinard, Just One Soccer League Executive Director Oscar Rodriguez, and other dignitaries will break ground for the WATERFRONT, a new sports, arts, and entertainment complex, located at 2 Grafton Avenue at Route 21 at 11:00 a.m. in Newark.

Developed by the NHA and designed by Comito & Associates, the WATERFRONT, the latest project by the NHA will feature state of the art facilities, cutting edge programming, and first rate instruction. The 26,000 square feet project’s signature amenities include a fitness center, rock climbing wall, soccer field, golf simulator, video game development lab, and event rental space.

The WATERFRONT will improve quality of life by providing a place for all – adults, children, Newarkers, visitors – to relax, play, learn, develop, and compete.

The Waterfront
The Waterfront

The Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Groundbreaking Ceremony

Executive Director Keith Kinard
Executive Director Keith Kinard

Chairman Butler, Mayor Booker, Senator Menendez
Chairman Butler, Mayor Booker, Senator Menendez

U.S. Senator Menendez
U.S. Senator Menendez

Executive Director Kinard, Mayor Booker
Executive Director Kinard, Mayor Booker

Mayor Cory Booker
Mayor Cory Booker

NHA Chairman Modia Butler
NHA Chairman Modia Butler

North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos
North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos

Oscar Rodrigez, Executive Director, Just One Soccer league
Oscar Rodrigez, Executive Director, Just One Soccer league

US Senator Menendez, Executive Director Keith Kinard
US Senator Menendez, Executive Director Keith Kinard

Chairman Butler, NHA Commissioner Lenin Cruz
Chairman Butler, NHA Commissioner Lenin Cruz

Ralph Waller, NHA, Frank Fusaro, Fuscaro Construction, Keith Kinard
Ralph Waller, NHA, Frank Fusaro, Fuscaro Construction, Keith Kinard

Kevin Sparrock, Creative Solutions
Kevin Sparrock, Creative Solutions

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