Hoboken City Council Meeting 5/1/2013

Hoboken City Council Meeting of May 1, 2013

Inspect Hoboken City Council meeting documents below – and click here at 7:30pm to watch live video stream if you dare.

City wants to allow noisy construction on SATURDAYS!

Most agenda items are business as usual – except one particular item of note: The Zimmer administration brought forward a resolution to allow Pearson Education to perform nearly full-time construction for their property along the waterfront (in between the J.Wiley Building and the W Hotel). This resolution was originally intended to be heard tonight – but instead was moved to the May 15th Council Meeting. My guess why? They need to do more research to find some legal loopholes or precedents so their “case” is stronger.

Pearson Education wants to disturbe Hoboken NJ neighbors six days a week

Regardless, Pearson is crying because they’re “behind schedule” on the project, and that it’s in danger of violating their lease agreement with SJP. So because of their own mismanagement of this project, they’re looking for a “construction time” bailout from the city, and request to build full-time on Saturdays as well.

Why the administration would even entertain this is beyond belief. The stated code already prohibits this – and no resolution was necessary – unless, of course, the city has already agreed behind the scenes that they want to allow it. This would be a hindrance to the quality of life for residents in the area.

If Pearson cannot meet their contractual end of the agreement, knowing full well what the construction laws are in Hoboken, then too bad. Find another city to relocate to. Then SJP can find another tenant. It shouldn’t be on the shoulders of the community to endure the annoyances of six-day a week construction noise.

If this eventually gets passed, then it sets a precedent to allow for Saturday construction CITY WIDE. Let’s hope they just withdraw their request entirely!

Hoboken NJ City Council Meeting May 1 2013

Hoboken City Council Documents for May 1, 2013

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4 Comments on "Hoboken City Council Meeting 5/1/2013"

briank
Member
briank

Did the city give these guys a tax abatement like the W got? An abatement for the most expensive real estate in town, on a parcel that developers would trip over each other to develop? (W condos sold for upwards of $1000/sq foot)
Did anyone ever find out if these guys are paying for the 10-12 parking spots they commandeered? At $1/hour that is minimum $500/week in revenue.
If Saturday construction was approved I would think that the neighbors would be out in force protesting that. I know I would be.

homeworld
Member

Hoboken allows up to two commercial trucks per household to park on the streets with
residential parking decals so I doubt they care about the lost parking spaces.

“190-5 C. Overnight parking of medium and light commercial vehicles owned by residents is limited to no more than one and two per household, respectively. Alternatively, one household may park on-street overnight a maximum of one medium and one light commercial vehicle.”

That’s how you see many of the local developers like RED Construction and Robert Jenny Design legally treat residential streets like they’re a contractor yard.
[quote comment=”220625″]Did the city give these guys a tax abatement like the W got? An abatement for the most expensive real estate in town, on a parcel that developers would trip over each other to develop? (W condos sold for upwards of $1000/sq foot) Did anyone ever find out if these guys are paying for the 10-12 parking spots they commandeered? At $1/hour that is minimum $500/week in revenue. If Saturday construction was approved I would think that the neighbors would be out in force protesting that. I know I would be.[/quote]

Frankie
Member
Frankie

The construction resolution didn’t get postponed at Pearson’s request. The city did it because they expect their fifth puppet rubber stamp vote to be back on the council by then. Political tricksters.

john14
Member
john14

This is dangerous territory for the city to be in, no matter how sugar coated it sounds. Pandering to developers is not something you want on your record, either. Good luck with this one.

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