North Hoboken Community Meeting

8/19/2009 Reminder:

Interested in seeing what some city officials are promoting for NW Hoboken? Well then head over to St. Matt’s Church tonight at 7pm! (8th and Hudson).

8/12/2009:

Meeting to chat about NW Hoboken

Just because there is no Council Meeting next week – doesn’t mean that Hoboken is without some kind of meeting!

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Meeting on 8/19/2009

2nd Ward Councilwoman Beth Mason is hosting a Community Meeting to discuss her Concept Plan for Hoboken’s North End.

This plan includes various residential and commercial development, as well as a Minor League Baseball Stadium.

“Everyone is invited to come hear first-hand about this exciting alternative for north Hoboken. Following the presentation, there will be time for discussion, feedback and community participation.” (411 note: aren’t those three one and the same?)

Do you agree or disagree with the baseball stadium concept?

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27 Comments on "North Hoboken Community Meeting"

CalGard
Member
CalGard

The city master plan shows the area as commercial development. Doesn’t seem really thought out. should be updated. in any case there are a lot of issues that need to be addressed as part of the plan. particularly traffic and access not to mention economic and social benefit to the city. i’m not really sold on the baseball idea.

Margaret
Member

Beth’s presentations are always thorough and educational!
She has withstood the test of time, and now realizes that the
days of High Rise Hoboken are now numbered and it is time to take care of the residents that are here already, as opposed to
building more and making more problems. Way to Go, Beth, I hope this comes to fruition and the RESIDENTS have the benefits of whatever happens to grow there.

She can make them all play ball….

YipYap
Member

Make sure you put a dome on it.

rocklobster
Member
rocklobster

A minor league baseball stadium is a terrible idea. How would flooding impact a baseball field? And like others have already said it could only be used for a few months/year. A park would be great, with some other kind of facility-like a small concert hall (one with both outside and inside facilities so that it could be used year round) that could be leased out and also be used by the community. Look at how the NYC parks are multi-use: concerts, ice-skating rinks, etc. If you’re going to think outside the box then think about what this town really needs and what will be most beneficial.

PJIII
Member
PJIII
Rocklobster, If you didn’t get to attend last night, you should consider going if a presentation is held again. I learned a lot last night in that it is beyond just a ball field. Beth’s plan includes concert space, an ice rink and many other potentials. While the biggest parcel of land would be dedicated to a baseball field, many of the other concepts were interesting. Beth has put a lot of time into the overall plan. I was impressed. I still have many questions about parking and traffic and the viability of any of it as an attraction to residents and out of towners, but I do feel much better informed. Most specifically, Beth seems intent on not having the area developed as residential (the current plan) and given the real estate market in town, that makes a ton of sense. In response to rocklobster who said: A minor league baseball stadium is a terrible idea. How would flooding impact a baseball field? And like others have already said it could only be used for a few months/year. A park would be great, with some other kind of facility-like a small concert hall (one with both outside and inside facilities so that it could be used year round) that could be leased out and also be used by the community. Look at how the NYC parks are multi-use: concerts, ice-skating rinks, etc. If you’re going to think outside the box then think about what this town really needs and… Read more »
matt_72
Member

What makes no sense is how she intends to pay for it all. The developer will put in what makes the most economic sense to the developer, not what we want. So if we want this stuff we have to pay for it either in hard dollars or horse trading w/ the developer. get ready for some really tall buildings……..

In response to PJIII who said:
Rocklobster,

If you didn’t get to attend last night, you should consider going if a presentation is held again. I learned a lot last night in that it is beyond just a ball field. Beth’s plan includes concert space, an ice rink and many other potentials. While the biggest parcel of land would be dedicated to a baseball field, many of the other concepts were interesting. Beth has put a lot of time into the overall plan. I was impressed. I still have many questions about parking and traffic and the viability of any of it as an attraction to residents and out of towners, but I do feel much better informed. Most specifically, Beth seems intent on not having the area developed as residential (the current plan) and given the real estate market in town, that makes a ton of sense.

pawzclawz
Member
pawzclawz

Thanks for the post and the info. I had to pet sit last night. I wasn’t finished in enough time to make the meeting.

In response to PJIII who said:
Rocklobster,

If you didn’t get to attend last night, you should consider going if a presentation is held again. I learned a lot last night in that it is beyond just a ball field. Beth’s plan includes concert space, an ice rink and many other potentials. While the biggest parcel of land would be dedicated to a baseball field, many of the other concepts were interesting. Beth has put a lot of time into the overall plan. I was impressed. I still have many questions about parking and traffic and the viability of any of it as an attraction to residents and out of towners, but I do feel much better informed. Most specifically, Beth seems intent on not having the area developed as residential (the current plan) and given the real estate market in town, that makes a ton of sense.

matt_72
Member

The larger the amenity the city wants, the higher up the buildings have to be built to justify it. How many stories will the developer need to build to justify a baseball stadium (plus the land to put it on)? My guess is far higher than anything that currently exists in Hoboken.

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