HOBOKEN – While the city still finalizes designs for 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove (two uptown, soon-to-be park spaces), a studio class of graduate students in the Landscape Architecture program at City College in New York have worked to develop ideas of their own for the area. The designs are on display in the lobby of City Hall (94 Washington St.) as of Tuesday afternoon.
Concurrently, the city has commissioned the professional landscape architect Imbiano Quigley to design the site, and IQ will be presenting multiple concepts to a stakeholders’ committee for a consensus on a final conceptual design.
Professor and Landscape Architect Lee Weintraub worked with members of the stakeholders’ committee to guide the students in their work over the last 10 weeks, according to a city release. Director of Community Development Brandy Forbes and the city’s consultants Remington and Vernick also provided input into the students’ work, according to the release.
Revisions to original plans are underway based on community input regarding connectivity between the parks and new flexibility regarding the height of the proposed recreation field, according to a city release. -- Ray Smith