Friday, May 7, 2010

SW Park is Still in the Works . . . The Wet Water Pump & the Park will Transform the SW Section of Hoboken

  • Acquire 6+ acres of land in the southwest area of Hoboken to be developed as multi-use; active and passive park space for the benefit of a broad spectrum of residents from throughout the city.
  • Create a comprehensive plan that incorporates a water collection, detention/retention system to alleviate flooding.
  • Build a community based plan for the Southwest Development area that is founded on sound economic and environmental principles.
The Coalition has been effective at continuing to keep this project top of mind for our City Council.  This is important to make sure this project goes through.  Remember in local government it's not done until it's done.  Support your local officials and activists who take the time to manage your town.  It could have a huge impact on your property value.  Understanding town plans, in general, is also key in terms of buying real estate.  Are upcoming changes going to ingratiate your property?  Will they be a detriment even if they are for the good of the whole?  

This below resolution dated 9/2009, requests that the Planning Board complete a southwest redevelopment study (which is necessary before implementing a redevelopment plan such as SW6).


Information provided by Donna Antonucci
Prudential Castle Point Realty

“WHEREAS, September 19th, 2009 marked the second anniversary of the introduction of “SW6, A Greener, Greater Hoboken,” a plan that was the first of its kind, created by community activist members of Hoboken Southwest Parks Coalition; and
WHEREAS, the SW6 plan which proposed a 6 acre park and included flood remediation measures and neighborhood “green building” targets was widely accepted by the public and unanimously endorsed by the City Council at the time of its introduction; and
WHEREAS, all current City Council members have publicly committed to the creation of additional park and recreational space within the City of Hoboken; and
WHEREAS, events of the past few weeks have brought to the forefront the dire need for active space to service youth athletic programs citywide; and
WHEREAS, members of Hoboken Southwest Parks Coalition on behalf of the City of Hoboken did submit to the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund an application for grant funding to be applied to the purchase of land in Southwest Hoboken for park space, and were awarded a grant of $500,000; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hoboken has since submitted a grant application to New Jersey Green Acres for additional funding;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Hoboken, Hudson County, State of New Jersey, does hereby renew its commitment to the furtherance of the objectives put forth in the SW6, A Greener, Greater Hoboken plan; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Planning Board is hereby directed to take up the southwest redevelopment study that was underway, rectify any outstanding issues impeding the progress of that study and return the completed study to the City Council for its consideration at the earliest reasonable date.”
Please attend the council meeting and show your support for the SW park! City Council chambers, City Hall, 94 Washington St.

Stay tuned for another article on what's going with the Newman Leather Building also in this area.  If Hoboken moves on that, you won't even recognize the South West.


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