Hoboken Approves Amended Redevelopment Plan for Neumann Leathers Building

In a recent move, Hoboken’s City Council has given the unanimous  green light to a new redevelopment plan for the historic Neumann Leathers building, located on 300 Observer Highway.  The 150-year-old building, which was once a leather factory and now houses artists’ studios, will undergo a transformation that will breathe new life into the area.  The original redevelopment plan for Neumann Leathers was approved back in December 2015.

Under the approved plan, the building will be redeveloped into a mixed-use space that will include retail, office, and residential components.  There will be 375 units, 355 residential, and a minimum of 200 parking spaces.  There will also be six, car share vehicles.  The project will preserve the building’s historic character while adding modern amenities that will cater to the needs of residents and visitors alike.

The redevelopment of the Neumann Leathers building has been a long-standing goal of the city, and the approved plan represents a significant milestone in the revitalization of the area. The project is expected to bring new businesses and residents to the neighborhood, and stimulate economic growth in the surrounding community.

The new redevelopment plan calls for a complete preservation of the 4-story, p-shaped building on the corner of Observer Highway and Willow Avenue.  The site totals 118,000 square feet.  Of that 70,000 square feet will be set aside for industrial arts uses with unit sizes less than 6,500 square feet.

The Neumann Leathers building is an iconic landmark in Hoboken, and its redevelopment will preserve its legacy while ushering in a new era of growth and development for the city. The city council’s approval of the redevelopment plan is a testament to the community’s commitment to progress and innovation, and a step forward towards a brighter future for Hoboken.