Here we have the next item “up for bids” on the “Council’s Right” City Council meeting this week.
This is more of a community/artists based project on 10th and Madison, promising rare open space and community facilities. It is said that it will offer a 12,000 sq. ft. public access art center and theatre, outside promenade and possibly a sculpture garden. The intent is for this space to be for our community, and to be used for theater productions and ongoing art exhibitions. The developers are supposedly open to community input, which is (almost) unheard of!
However, the plans have changed somewhat from the rendering you’ll see below. It’s exactly the same, except 12 stories. That’s double the prevailing height of the surrounding buildings.
This will be on the agenda this week 12/6. The presentation is at the caucus at 6pm, and the vote at 7pm.
Should these variances be granted since it’s a more community friendly project? Or should we all be afraid of all mega-building concepts being presented over the past month (14th & Park, SW Parks, Train Terminal, etc)? Will these taller buildings make Hoboken better or just over-populate our city and decimate our already stressed infrastructure?
Link to the Architect (fifth picture): http://nastasiarchitects.com/