Public Invited to Participate in Numerous Hoboken Meetings

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken invite members of the public to participate in community meetings on the Southwest Resiliency Park expansion and pop-up park amenities, Maxwell Park landscape improvements, and the redevelopment of the City’s Public Works Garage site at 256 Observer Highway.
 
Block 10 Pop-up Park Community Meeting

The City of Hoboken will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6:00 PM to discuss plans for a pop-up park to be constructed this summer on the Block 10 property. Last week, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and Councilman Ruben Ramos announced an agreement with Academy Bus to acquire an additional acre of land to double the size of the current Southwest Resiliency Park. Hoboken will acquire “Block 10” for $11 million from Academy, which sits adjacent to the current Southwest Resiliency Park. The City will finance the acquisition utilizing various grants and the Hoboken Open Space Trust Fund, with no impact on the 2021 municipal budget. The temporary pop-up park, utilizing equipment from the previous Northwest pop-up park, will allow for activation of the space while the City conducts a community process to design the permanent resiliency park.

Members of the public can view the meeting streamed live via the City of Hoboken Facebook and YouTube pages, or participate via the Zoom webinar at https://zoom.us/j/91551822144?pwd=ZkFBZGtRQzRXWjl0MThUMzR4cm1YQT09 (Passcode 938628). If you cannot attend this meeting, please submit your written comments directly to Jennifer Gonzalez, Director of Environmental Services, via email at jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov or mail at City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

More about Hoboken’s expansion of the Southwest Resiliency Park: https://www.hobokennj.gov/news/mayor-bhalla-announces-agreement-to-expand-southwest-resiliency-park
 
Maxwell Park Landscape Improvements Community Meeting

The City of Hoboken will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM to discuss plans for landscape improvements to Maxwell Park. The meeting will review damages from Tropical Storm Isaias, subsequent findings by certified arborists and engineers, and a phased plan proposed by the Maxwell Park Board to enhance the landscape of the park.

Members of the public can view and participate in the meeting streamed live via the Zoom webinar at https://zoom.us/j/94249073751?pwd=YzV2R0ZJSzdEeWdDYTQwaU5yMzU5Zz09 (Passcode 042865). If you cannot attend this meeting, please submit your written comments directly to Jennifer Gonzalez, Director of Environmental Services, via email at jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov or mail at City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Redevelopment of Public Works Garage site

A community meeting regarding the redevelopment of the City’s Public Works Garage site (“DPW site”) located at 256 Observer Highway will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6 PM.  The Conditionally Designated Redeveloper, Shipyard Associates, will present their development proposal for the DPW site and will be available to answer questions from the public.  No action will be taken by the Governing Body at this meeting. A Redevelopment Agreement between the City of Hoboken and Shipyard Associates and an Amendment to the Public Works Garage Redevelopment Plan, which will include the transfer of the both waterfront Monarch, and the 8th and Monroe properties to the City, will be presented at a future meeting of the Hoboken City Council for consideration and action. All interested members of the public are encouraged to attend the community meeting via virtual Zoom (link: https://zoom.us/j/91446646019?pwd=bmxSenBicEwrS1dRdXVHRFhhMFp3dz09)

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