Uptown condo development activity
Harbor House completely demolished
A quick “status update” for the northeast side of the 14th & Clinton Street intersection. The old Harbor House facility is now 100% demolished.
Next on the agenda for this area is the 14th St. Viaduct rehabilitation as well.
“Artists Lofts” project developing in Hoboken?
Hoboken411 reader Rebecca noticed some construction activity in the beautiful neighborhood near the splendid 14th Street Viaduct recently. Part of the old Harbor House rehabilitation center was knocked down and the lot is being cleared and remediated.
My memory is a bit rusty about what this development is going to be, but I recall something that was on the Zoning Board of Adjustments agenda several years ago. I think this is some kind of “loft” apartment building, which included provisions for so-called “artists lofts.”
Here’s a few random questions that sprang to mind:
- Why must they label any apartments “artists lofts?” Aren’t we all artists to some degree?
- What about other “lifestyles?” Such as “Stripper Lofts,” or “Slacker pads?” Does calling them a warm & friendly “community” name help the approval process?
- What do you think of that neighborhood? How would they market it? “Next to a multi-year construction project – great for industrial equipment fans!” or “Stunning views of Manhattan’s exquisite communication antennas!”
- Do you ever wonder if anyone has their eyes on the “big picture” in Hoboken as each new development is approved and constructed? What about infrastructure like roads, sewerage, parking?
Anyway, I guess in the long-run it beats an empty lot or abandoned building…