Hoboken Seeks Community Input Via Survey on Proposed Municipal Complex

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The project proposes new public safety headquarters, public parking, an uptown branch of the library, indoor recreation, and more

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken today released a public survey on the newly proposed Hoboken Municipal Complex, to seek public input regarding the community amenities presented at last night’s public meeting. The complex is envisioned to upgrade Hoboken’s dilapidated police and fire headquarters and department of public works garage into one, centralized facility, that could also provide community amenities including recreation facilities and an uptown branch of the Hoboken Public Library.

To take the online survey, go to www.hobokennj.gov/HobokenMunicipalComplexSurvey. The survey is scheduled to close on March 28.

“For years, Taxpayers have been footing the bill for emergency repairs to facilities that no longer meet the growing needs as a City,” said Mayor Bhalla. “We have a once in a generation opportunity to reverse this trend and take a holistic approach to plan for the future, while also improving the quality of life for our residents. I thank those who participated in our first community meeting last night and provided valuable feedback and encourage residents to also fill out the online survey we released today, as we continue to conduct community outreach.”

As currently envisioned, the Hoboken Municipal Complex is proposed to include a new municipal parking garage with approximately 405 public spaces, a new public works facility, as well as multiple indoor and outdoor community spaces such as a 5,500 square foot library, 18,500 square foot field house, 42,000 square foot recreation center and community gardens, in addition to the new police and fire headquarters.

The Bhalla administration seeks to acquire the property located at 1501 Adams Street for the project, which would be approximately 118 feet high.

The City will use feedback from last night’s public meeting, as well as the online survey to develop design alternatives, which will be presented to the public at a second community meeting in April.

To learn more about the project, go to www.hobokennj.gov/HobokenMunicipalComplex.

For questions about the project, go to municipalcomplex@hobokennj.gov.

A new public works facility became necessary following the acquisition of the former Monarch site and 800 Monroe Street. For more information, go to https://www.hobokennj.gov/news/mayor-bhalla-provides-update-to-city-council-on-public-works-facility-and-community-amenities.