Washington Street, the main thoroughfare and business district of our city, is about to be completely changed – for the better. The city of Hoboken developed a plan to revitalize the street over the past year, and surveying work already started this week.
In case you haven’t heard, the National Weather Service (NWS) instituted a flash flood watch tomorrow for the tri-state area. The full announcement from the NWS is copied and linked below, however, we’re more interested in what long-term solutions are available with regards to flooding in Hoboken?
After years of debate over design, the western edge redevelopment plan was approved by the Hoboken City Council on August 5. The “western edge” is defined as an area stretching from 9th to 14th street in northwest Hoboken. The city identified this area as one in need of redevelopment in 2005, and now real change may be happening.
The Hudson Reporter has a great write up on a July 28 decision by a NJ appellate court that may require four Hoboken developers to convert at least 55 market rate rental units into affordable units (“affordable” defined as units for people with low to moderate-incomes).
One of Hoboken’s best attractions is Pier 13, at 13th Street and Sinatra drive. For those who haven’t been, it hosts food trucks and a beer garden, with unobstructed views of Manhattan.
Pier 13’s upcoming private event caught our eye as it differs from their normal business practice.
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