HOBOKEN – KMS Development Partners hosted an open house for all interested Hoboken residents to show its proposal for a Hilton Hotel on the Hoboken waterfront and to and receive input from local business owners and residents.
The hotel would replace the current parking lot and loading zone of the River Street Post Office.
The two-hour event on Tuesday, Jan. 17 was held at the Dubliner at 96 River St. and was attended by more than 100 people including "several Hoboken elected officials," according to a press release.
The open house featured architectural renderings, a three dimensional model, economic benefits estimates, and site plans for the proposed hotel which were on display.
KMS Development Partners Principal Dennis Martin, Development Executive Robert Reed, project architects, traffic experts, and hospitality industry executives were on hand to showcase the proposed development, discuss the community benefits it will produce, answer questions, and address concerns from attendees.
“The turnout for the open house was far greater than we had expected and the feedback from the Hoboken residents and business owners who attended was overwhelmingly positive," said Martin in the release.
"Residents seemed to love the idea of a new hotel on the waterfront and appreciate what a $1.7 million annual ratable can mean for the city and local school district. I hope that with the continued support from local residents we can keep the project moving forward,”
The next step for the proposed development in the municipal approval process will be when the City Council introduces the redevelopment plan for the site.