The City of Hoboken recently announced a public meeting on August 31 to discuss the redevelopment of the area at 7th Street and Jackson. The plan for the area calls for 2 acres of public parks, open space, a municipal gymnasium, advanced storm water detention to aid in flood mitigation and mixed residential and retail components.

This is great news. Much of Hoboken’s western edge is full of vacant and outmoded industrial complexes. Replacing these areas with residential and commercial spaces, as well as public parks continues to progress our city in the right direction.

The best part of the first draft of the redevelopment plan is the involvement of Bijou Properties. They do exceptional work in Hoboken, as evidenced by their buildings Garden Street Lofts and Park and Garden – just to name a few.

The full details of the meeting are: Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Jubilee Center, at 601 Jackson Street at 7:00pm.

A full version of the press release is below:

“The Hoboken community is invited to a public meeting hosted by the City Council Community Development Subcomittee to discuss a proposed finalized redevelopment project at 7th Street and Jackson Street adjacent to the Monroe Center as part of the Northwest Redevelopment Area. The project proposes approximately 2 acres of public parks and open space, a municipal gymnasium, advanced stormwater detention to assist in flood mitigation efforts as part of the City’s comprehensive Rebuild by Design plan, and mixed use residential and retail components along the western portion of the site, next to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line. The meeting will take place on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Jubilee Center, located at 601 Jackson Street and will begin at 7:00pm with a presentation of the project followed by a question and answer period.

The Community Development Subcommittee is chaired by Councilman David Mello and includes Councilmembers James Doyle, Tim Occhipinti, and Michael Russo.”