Hoboken is seeking the public’s input for its three concepts to redesign the aging, Multi-Service Center at 124 Grand Street.  It has launched an online survey for feedback which is now available.

The project team will use survey responses and feedback from community and stakeholder meetings to create a final concept design. The City seeks to transform the decades old Multi-Service Center into a state-of-the-art recreation and community center complete with a community pool, gymnasium, meeting space, senior services, and more.

To take the online survey, go to http://hobokennj.gov/mscsurvey. The survey is scheduled to close on Friday, July 14, at 6 p.m. 

Mayor Ravi Bhalla stated, “As we move forward with a community pool for Hoboken, resident feedback will help shape the final design of a new and improved Multi-Service Center, as it does with all of our important projects.  I encourage everyone to provide their input so we can create a transformative space that reflects the needs of our diverse community.”

The three, redesign concept plans being considered are as follows:

Renderings Courtesy City of Hoboken

          The first concept, Stacked Recreation with Rooftop Aquatics, proposes a new Multi-Service Center building with spaces for a day care, senior services, café, library, gymnasium, multi-purpose community rooms, and municipal offices as well as an outdoor rooftop 25-meter swimming pool and children’s play area. An open-air canopied structure with multiple levels of outdoor recreation, or recreational pavilion, is proposed for the remainder of the site. The recreational pavilion would contain a multi-purpose hockey rink on the ground floor, a basketball court and four pickleball courts on the second floor, and the rooftop would feature an aquatics center comprised of a wading pool and splash pad next to the swimming pool, and a turf field.

The second concept, Pavilions in the Park, proposes a new Multi-Service Center building with an indoor 25-meter swimming pool on the ground floor and spaces for a day care, senior services, café, library, performance space, gymnasium, multi-purpose community rooms, and municipal offices as well as a community garden and six pickleball courts on the rooftop of the building. The western portion of the site would consist of a mix of outdoor public spaces (plazas, natural playground, and splash pad) and two smaller open-air recreational pavilions with space for a wading pool, half basketball court, and up to two pickleball courts.

The third concept, Raised Recreation, proposes a new Multi-Service Center building with a covered, open-air multi-purpose hockey rink at the ground-level, space for a day care, senior services, library space, multi-purpose community rooms, performance space, gymnasium, and municipal offices, and recreational spaces for up to five pickleball courts and a community garden on the rooftop. The western portion of the site would consist of an outdoor wading pool, indoor 25-meter pool, and a rooftop natural playground.

For more information on the Multi-Service Center revitalization project, go to hobokennj.gov/mscrevitalization.