Last week in the “Dog Run Ideas” post, I mentioned that I believe that Hoboken may reach a population of close to 60,000 within a few years. Some people disagreed.
However, here’s a little project: Since the 2000 Census (pop. 38,577), let’s figure out how many high-rises have opened their doors (like the 333 River, Shipyard, Archstone, HTB, Harborside Lofts, Skyclub, Sovereign, etc) along with other massive “mid-rise” developments (such as Curling Club & Upper Grand), and developments “coming soon” (Maxwell Place, Metrostop, more Upper Grand). There are dozens of other independent developments that I cannot even name.
What about if the SW redevelopment adds 2000 more? And the Western Edge? Imagine if the 65-acre NJ Transit project gets peppered with 30+ story towers?
Is my estimate way off? Anyone care to guess? At what point does the population growth in Hoboken “max out”?
FYI, this isn’t a “rant”, I’m just very curious!