Neumann Leathers Re-development continues
Neumann Leathers fight drags on in Hoboken, NJ
Last week, “the city” announced some plans for a property that doesn’t below to them. And while the city has their fingerprints all over this new “plan,” the owners of the Neumann Leathers property have been proposing this exact plan (minus some control-freak minutiae) for quite a while. But now that the city is involved, it’s “okay.”
This area could have been fully complete over a decade ago – but “officials” always have to meddle around with their pie in the sky ideals and moving targets of perfection. Adding the mix are residents and tenants that have been conditioned to tout their “rights” over someone else’s business or property. This socialist society we live in is getting harder and harder by the year.
I cannot even guess how many millions of dollars was either squandered away, or re-directed to the pockets of others during this drawn-out debacle.But in the end – you get your 12-story high-rise nonetheless.
This, combined with any re-development south of Observer Highway – and downtown Hoboken will be a clusterfuck till 2025 and beyond.
See some other (similar) debates about this parcel of land from last decade below…
2009 Plan: Revitalize Neumann Leathers
Does this alternative plan that makes sense?
The Neumann Leathers Tenants Association is proposing a smarter plan for the historic factory site: Restore historic buildings, preserve a haven for arts and industry, create a new public space, and generate new development.
The opportunity unveiled in the fliers below is the alternative to the doomsday proposal now in front of the Zoning Board. Trammell Crow Residential wants to remove the tenants, tear down the buildings and start over. The NLTA plan brings the iconic Hoboken 19th century buildings into the 21st century with new public space and historic preservation. The plan has been in the works for over a year following outreach with the community and consultation with experts in the development field. The NLTA press release and newsletter outline the plans below:
NLTA informational flier
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3. Right click – open in new window – view raw PDF file
Hoboken411 has all the Neumann Info
Hoboken411 has been keeping you up to date on the battle to save Neumann Leather from the very beginning:
- Read more about the ongoing Zoning Board hearings here: Neumann Leather in Jeopardy
- Videos: Meet some of the artists and entrepreneurs of Neumann Leather who do their part to make Hoboken special.
- The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition says saving Neumann is a cause based on sustainability
- Read how Mayor Dave Roberts used Neumann Leathers as a wedge issue in his last election only to abandon his campaign promises.