QotD: Expanding Hoboken?

What is wrong with this concept?

I still think that back when I introduced this concept of “expanding” Hoboken into the Hudson River like they did over in Battery Park was a missed opportunity for our city. While we clamor over lame parks and open space, parking, etc – this doesn’t seem like a far-fetched idea – and can bring many good things to our city. I guess we’ll have to wait until more capable, forward-thinking individuals are running the show around here.

What purpose does that cove serve exactly?

Hoboken’s own Battery Park?

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Was speaking to a business owner in town the other day – and he said he had “the perfect plan” for Hoboken. Here’s a rough outline of what he suggested (to the best of my recollection):

  1. The Hoboken Cove/Inlet by the uptown bridges is a waste – and goes largely unused.
  2. Construction companies would PAY Hoboken to dump their raw material landfill there.
  3. Get Federal Grant monies to build/construct the land.
  4. Generate Revenue: Demolish and sell the High School – and the Football Field (approx $50 million).
  5. Move H.S. and field to the new location – along with many other fields, courts and open space.

A whole neighborhood in Manhattan was built in the exact same manner – why not Hoboken?

QotD: What do you think of this concept?

Filling that space with new land is:

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40 Comments on "QotD: Expanding Hoboken?"

HansBrix
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HansBrix

If we had ham we could have ham and eggs if we had eggs.

QJ201
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QJ201

Hey why don’t we build a deck over the railyards and create a new neighborhood? Oh wait, that actually might happen.

HansBrix
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HansBrix

Get Federal Grant monies to build/construct the land

The Federal coffers are overflowing with surplus cash. I’m sure getting some will be a snap.

truth1
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truth1

Making land is not re-inventing the wheel since it was done across the river. During the 2007 campaign for 2nd Ward council, I liked this idea and did not limit it to just this area. There are other locations, like the old Beth Steel pier area [now Applied Development] that can be filled in for usable precious property[Recreational Use]. Perhaps a tradeoff of their property for their building their inland proposal. Hoboken’s needs are expanding and it makes perfect sense to be able to extend on our existing 1.3 square miles. As for transportation, just extend the Hop a little more. 💡

mooshu
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mooshu

Seems like a nice idea, but the crumbling waterfront isn’t making me confident about how it would be handled.

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