• Terry Pranses

Big Changes? New Plans at Hoboken Yards -- Sites 1 & 2

Updated: Mar 11

The Task Force has not been given any insights, but revisions are apparently in the works. The City and LCOR, the redeveloper of the Rail Yards area, aka "Hoboken Yards" are presenting some changes to the existing plan on March 15th at 6:00 PM. The meeting will be virtual. The main impact will be close to the PATH and Hoboken Terminal.


Here's the link for the session and some minimal, related information:


Changes were adopted by Hoboken City Council roughly 2 years ago (just "pre-Covid") resulting from the Rebuild by Design (RBD) barriers in the south end of town. These changes added to others prompted by Superstorm Sandy -- using higher building bases.


Please try to attend this meeting.


Here is the link for the meeting:

  1. Zoom Directions: In order to use the Zoom platform to join the meeting, you can join via desktop or smartphone app at the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88915727922?pwd=QnRCU0s4OTZzTXIwaTJQRkcrRmd6dz09

You may also use a direct phone line to connect to the Zoom meeting with the following information: information:

  • · Phone Number: 1-301-715-8592

  • · Webinar ID: 889 1572 7922

  • · Passcode: 457047

Please double-check if a late-breaking Nixle changes the Zoom link.

For reasons that are not clear, the City sent a last-minute revised link for the City Council meeting of 3/9.


The community was invited to Hoboken Terminal on March 8th to preview some potential enhancements to spaces there. In short, an event and/or art and/or cafe space upstairs in the giant original ferry waiting room. Plus some enhancements to the historic cobblestone Warrington Plaza and the entrance area to today's low-rise ferries. Although these are generally attractive, they are an enhancements in a state-wide transit system, and the upstairs part may or may not receive much use. We'll need to see the "cost" to Hoboken in terms of new demands placed on Sites 1 and 2.


In the last round, these sites were mainly assigned to commercial office space, which generally would not create the same budgetary demands on the City and the public schools as residential additions.


Some key public questions include:


• Height and dimensions of the buildings

• Use -- changes from mainly office space to mainly residential?

• Types of units if residential

• More parking or greater reliance on public transit

• Related multi-mode transportation impact -- auto, vans, buses, PATH trains, ferries, Light Rail

• News about the rebuild of the historic Records Building which is being stored by NJ Transit*


These are the two sites closest to Hoboken Terminal -- one at Hudson Place and Hudson St, the other along Observer Highway, south of the ends of Washington and Bloomfield Streets.


This virtual meeting has NOT been widely publicized to date, so please be sure to share with your friends and neighbors.


*Looking back at the Records Building:


https://www.rd-taskforce.com/post/gone-but-not-forgotten

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