Reader Mail: Unfinished piers uptown
Here’s a brief update to this Reader Mail post which was published back in September 2008.
Could it possibly be another waterfront park?
Several contacts I’ve spoken with in regards to the uptown waterfront area, have said that apparently The Berkshire building under construction – is Applied Company’s last “obligation” to Hoboken, and that according to the Hudson County Master Plan (who follows master plans these days?) – the pier which jets north from 15th Street – is slated to become another waterfront park.
Read original reader mail about this location – after the jump!
One uptown Hoboken411 reader suspects shifty business as the reason why no action has been taken with the piers in northeast Hoboken:
Quit dilly-dallying already!
“As you might be aware, at the corner of 15th and Hudson Street is a decrepit waterfront pier currently owned by Applied Housing. Years ago I saw that Applied planned on building some tennis courts and I believe a small park area or basketball court (to be for the use of its residents) on this pier once it was rebuilt.
As can be clearly seen, no one work has been done and it is an awful eyesore for the surrounding residents. I recently was told by a Toll Brothers representative (sponsor of the Hudson Tea Building) that Applied is required to fix the pier as part of their deal with the city of Hoboken allowing them to build the six towers that currently stand at the waterfront area. They also indicated that technically Applied does not have to repair the pier until right before they finish the last building on the property they purchased (there is currently one lot left, used as a parking area on the north east corner of 14th and Hudson). It is interesting to note that Toll Brothers has been repairing the waterfront as they have built their buildings instead of waiting until the end as Applied has done.
Clearly the Toll representative feels that Applied might be trying to get out of having to repair the pier (cost benefit analysis, last remaining building might not be worth the cost of repairing pier therefore permanently delay building last building, etc. and just get the benefit from the other buildings that were built).
This clearly defeats the purpose and intentions of the city in this regard.”