Neigborhood Parks Meeting – North Hoboken
From hobokenparks.org. Save the date – February 22nd.
Over a year ago, the City of Hoboken acquired 6 acres of land to be included in a new park in the northeastern tip of Hoboken. The site, known as “1600 Park”, wraps around the existing cove of the Hudson River on the City’s border with Weehawken. This park site is one of the few areas on the waterfront where vacant land exists to create a park with protected water access. This is a perfect spot to provide multiple recreational uses for all ages in a single location. In addition, the City also owns a pier on 16th Street west of the Hudson Tea building and has made no effort to produce a park there. Both 16th Street pier and 1600 Park are identified in the Hoboken Master Plan for park space.
Come to a neighborhood meeting on February 22 , 2007 at 7:30pm at 1333 Hudson Street ( North Vanguard Building at the Shipyard), Apt 203 N hosted by Kretina Wright to learn about how to get parks built in the north end of Hoboken. HobokenParks.Org will be there to provide information and answer your questions. For more information about the proposed 1600 Park, read about 1600 Park Avenue Overview. When you arrive at the door, there is a resident directory to your left, there will be a sign posted on how to ring the apartment.
HPO PARK DESIGN
The most important work is ahead. HPO’s park design is just a concept that can be a starting point for a meaningful public park design process. HPO believes the 1600 park site and the land adjacent to the Cove should be designed to provide sorely needed active-recreational field spaces. Little known is the fact that the City has issued a “Request for Proposals” for landscape architect services for 1600 Park with no indication of how they will include the public in the park design process. To date, nothing else is happening with these parks and you can change that.
If interested in attending please contact Kretina at 201-222-0062 or at Kretina@msn.com. Please leave your contact information in case of a meeting date or time change. Please let your neighbors know by telling them about hobokenparks.org and passing along the invitation to this event.
Download: February 22 Invitation