The city’s redevelopment plan for the Hoboken Post Office Rehabilitation Area includes a 283-room Hilton Hotel that would replace the current parking lot and loading zone of the River Street Post Office but preserve the post office as an historic landmark.
In January KMS Development Partners invited input from local business owners and residents. It was attended by more than 100 people, including several Hoboken elected officials.
Architectural renderings, a three-dimensional model, economic benefits estimates, and site plans were on display.
Proposed amenities include a fitness center, valet parking, restaurant, 6,000-square-foot event space and terrace, and 6,000-square-foot meeting and conference facility.
KMS Development Partners Principal Dennis Martin said the hotel, which is slated to be finished in 2019, “brings with it a host of significant benefits for Hoboken, including $1.6 million in new taxes, operational improvements to the Hoboken Post Office, including a new underground parking facility, improved pedestrian access to the waterfront, traffic-pattern enhancements, new streetscapes, and hotel amenities for Hoboken residents.”
Ron Hine of the Fund for a Better Waterfront supports the project.
At press time, the city was in the midst of the approval process.—Marilyn Baer