HOBOKEN— NJ Transit and development firm LCOR will be holding a community meeting Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at The Hoboken Elks Club, 1005 Washington St. The meeting will address the Crossing at Hoboken Terminal and NJ Transit’s vision for the Rail Yard, post Sandy.
NJ Transit owns 52 acres of land beginning at Hoboken Terminal and stretching down Observer Highway to Marin Boulevard. NJ Transit has been pushing for commercial and residential development proposals since 2008 that included a 70-story office tower.
The Zimmer administration fought NJ Transit’s proposal and hired their own planner to come up with a plan for the land that was in line with Hoboken’s Master Plan and existing zoning ordinances.
NJ Transit then revised their vision and presented it to Hoboken City Council in September, the same time that Mayor Zimmer unveiled the city’s vision. Since then, there has been no public talk of the proposals as they await review by the City Council and the Planning Board.
The Crossing at Hoboken Terminal is a piece of this land.
“Following Sandy, LCOR/NJ Transit had taken time to reevaluate how this project can potentially help Hoboken from future weather-related events, and this meeting will highlight some of their findings. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss how, at no cost to the city, the Hoboken Terminal & Rail Yard project can aid in weather related improvements and to seek additional public feedback to supplement responses from previous outreach efforts,” Stephanie Palumbo, a representative on behalf of NJ Transit and LCOR, said in an email.
LCOR and NJ Transit plan to discuss public transportation benefits, the transformation of Observer Highway into a pedestrian and bicycle friendly boulevard, traffic improvements and more.
For more information visit www.hobokenterminalandrailyard.com