On Friday night, Union City officials and residents gathered for the ribbon cutting, officially opening Peter Street, a newly constructed, one block long, eastbound street located just north of Route 495, between Palisade and Hudson Avenues.
The local street adds 28 new, street parking spaces to the neighborhood, always important in Hudson County, along with two, new dog parks, one for larger dogs and one for medium and smaller sized canines.
The city purchased the vacant property, which is right off of The Thread apartment building, using a combination of bonds and grants. The total cost was just under $1-million. The street will enable Palisade Avenue motorists to avoid crossing over Route 495 if they want to head northbound. All they need to do is make a left onto Peter Street and then a left onto Hudson Avenue, saving them a few minutes stuck in traffic.
. Mayor Brian Stack stated at the ribbon-cutting that he could not remember the last time a new street was constructed in the city.