Hoboken poised to get more dense!

Stevens Institute to expand in Hoboken, 1500 more students!

Did you know that Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken is planning a 10-year expansion of the school that will have over 1,550 more students and faculty by the time it’s complete?

According to an article in the Wall St. Journal,

“The proposal includes a stronger focus on technology, hiring 100 professors and expanding undergraduate enrollment to 4,000 students from 2,550 currently. It is expected to cost at least $400 million to implement by 2022.” The plan also includes several new buildings to go up on the campus.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer ignored offered no comment to the surge in added traffic and congestion to the city, despite whining about the NJ Transit Development proposal downtown. Perhaps it depends on who you have in your pocket, and what you stand to lose.

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2 Comments on "Hoboken poised to get more dense!"

3 years 1 month ago

The City should force them to build a fire station up there so we don’t have to hear all the engines (is the rule still 4 trucks for every alarm?) racing up there every other hour… I can’t even fathom how much worse it will get with an additional 1500 students…

3 years 1 month ago

I wonder if Stevens and NJT considered teaming up to develop on the NJT site. Downtown would be a great location for grad school facilities and administrative offices. The ease of commute for professionals studying part-time is a key marketing point. Also easier for Hoboken to handle that density downtown vs. on SIT campus.