With the SW6 Park Plan already surpassing it’s 2nd Anniversary with zero action from the city, The Hoboken Southwest Parks Coalition sent this announcement out this weekend:
SW Park is on the City Council Agenda
Wednesday October 7th, 7:00 PM!
Great news! Councilwoman Beth Mason has drafted a resolution to help the SW6 park plan move forward. The resolution requests that the Planning Board complete a southwest redevelopment study (which is necessary before implementing a redevelopment plan such as SW6).
RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING THE CITY COUNCIL’S COMMITMENT TO CREATING A SOUTHWEST PARK AND DIRECTING THE PLANNING BOARD TO COMPLETE THE SOUTHWEST REDEVELOPMENT STUDY
“WHEREAS, September 19th, 2009 marked the second anniversary of the introduction of “SW6, A Greener, Greater Hoboken,” a plan that was the first of its kind, created by community activist members of Hoboken Southwest Parks Coalition; and
WHEREAS, the SW6 plan which proposed a 6 acre park and included flood remediation measures and neighborhood “green building” targets was widely accepted by the public and unanimously endorsed by the City Council at the time of its introduction; and
WHEREAS, all current City Council members have publicly committed to the creation of additional park and recreational space within the City of Hoboken; and
WHEREAS, events of the past few weeks have brought to the forefront the dire need for active space to service youth athletic programs citywide; and
WHEREAS, members of Hoboken Southwest Parks Coalition on behalf of the City of Hoboken did submit to the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund an application for grant funding to be applied to the purchase of land in Southwest Hoboken for park space, and were awarded a grant of $500,000; and
WHEREAS, the City of Hoboken has since submitted a grant application to New Jersey Green Acres for additional funding;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Hoboken, Hudson County, State of New Jersey, does hereby renew its commitment to the furtherance of the objectives put forth in the SW6, A Greener, Greater Hoboken plan; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Planning Board is hereby directed to take up the southwest redevelopment study that was underway, rectify any outstanding issues impeding the progress of that study and return the completed study to the City Council for its consideration at the earliest reasonable date.”
Please attend the council meeting and show your support for the SW park! City Council chambers, City Hall, 94 Washington St.