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Update: PSE&G to Continue Milling & Paving Repair Work

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015

Update: REMINDER: PSE&G has begun the second phase of milling and paving work to repair trenches created during the installation of new gas mains as part of the Energy Strong program. The project is replacing 31,000 linear feet of low pressure old cast iron mains in or near flood areas with new plastic pipe which operate at a higher pressure that prevents water from entering mains, increasing the reliability of gas service.

Parking will be prohibited on both sides of the street during milling and paving work. Please note that the following schedule is weather-permitting and subject to change:

Monday, August 31, 2015
Milling
Park Avenue (11th St to 14th St)
Monroe St (6th St to 8th St)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Paving
Monroe St (6th St to 8th St)
6th St (Jackson St to Willow Ave)
6th St (Hudson St to Bloomfield St)

Wednesday September 2, 2015
Paving
6th St (Bloomfield St to Willow Ave)
Willow Ave (6th St to 11th St)
12th St (Bloomfield St to Willow Ave)

Thursday September 3, 2015
Paving
Park Ave (11th St to 14th St)
Garden St (11th St to 14th St)
13th St (Bloomfield St to Willow Ave)
14th St (Washington St to Willow Ave)

 

PSE&G will begin the second phase of milling and paving work to repair trenches created during the installation of new gas mains as part of the Energy Strong program. Work on additional streets will be announced in the near future. Parking will be prohibited on both sides of the street during milling and paving.

Milling is scheduled to take place August 26, 2015 through August 28, 2015, weather permitting, on the following streets:

• 6th St from Jackson St to Hudson St
• Willow Ave from 6th St to 11th St
• Garden St from 11th St to 14th St
• 12th St from Bloomfield St to Willow Ave
• 13th St from Bloomfield St to Garden St
• 14th St from Washington St to Willow Ave

PSE&G is working to complete repairs on these roads prior to the start of the school year. Temporary No Parking signs are posted on these streets for August 26th through August 28th. Once milling work is completed on a street, the No Parking signs on that street will be taken down and parking will be permitted on that street.

Paving of these streets is scheduled to take place the week of August 31, 2015. The schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.

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Hoboken Moves to Acquire 6 Acre Property for City’s Largest Park

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

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‘Resiliency Park’ Would Hold at Least 1 Million Gallons of Stormwater to Alleviate Flooding

The City of Hoboken is moving forward to acquire a 6-acre undeveloped property in northwest Hoboken for use as a large “resiliency park” with at least 1 million gallons of integrated flood mitigation capacity. A portion of the property would also be designed with a municipal parking garage, potentially with rooftop recreation or other public amenities. The property is currently owned by BASF (previously Henkel/Cognis), and the project is one of three “resiliency parks” planned as part of the Rebuild by Design flood resiliency plan.

“This six-acre property is the City’s last remaining option for acquiring such a large amount of contiguous land for open space, and it would provide Hoboken with a unique opportunity to address three of our most pressing challenges – flooding, open space, and parking,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Creating Hoboken’s largest park – the same size as Pier A – would provide much-needed open space in western Hoboken, take pressure off our other overcrowded parks, and complement our flood resiliency strategy by being designed to hold at least 1 million gallons of stormwater runoff. It would also add parking capacity by creating Hoboken’s first municipal garage in northwest Hoboken.”

The Hoboken City Council previously authorized the use of eminent domain to acquire the BASF property for open space and authorized the City’s application for low-interest funding from the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust (NJEIT) for acquisition of the property. NJEIT loans provide 0% interest on 75% of the loan amount, market rate interest on the remainder, and 19% principal forgiveness.

At the upcoming Council meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd, the City Council will be asked to vote on three separate measures to 1) authorize the use of eminent domain to acquire the northern parcel of the property for a parking garage 2) authorize a $1.6 million Hoboken Parking Utility bond for land acquisition and engineering costs for detailed design of a parking structure, and 3) authorize a $16.7 million bond ordinance to acquire the larger portion of the BASF property for open space, park design and engineering costs, and for construction costs of the Southwest Park. NJEIT would purchase the bond to provide the low-interest loan to the City.

Update on Southwest Park
Construction of Hoboken’s Southwest Park, which is also designed to hold over 200,000 gallons of stormwater runoff, is scheduled to begin this fall. An archeological review of the site needed to be completed prior to construction. The City Council previously authorized applying for a low-interest loan from the NJEIT for design and construction of the park. The final conceptual plan is available at www.hobokennj.org/swpark.

Update on 7th Street & Jackson Street Park and Plaza
The Hoboken community is invited to a public meeting hosted by the City Council Community Development Subcomittee to discuss a proposed finalized redevelopment project at 7th Street and Jackson Street adjacent to the Monroe Center as part of the Northwest Redevelopment Area. The project proposes approximately 2 acres of public parks and open space, a municipal gymnasium, advanced stormwater detention to assist in flood mitigation efforts as part of the City’s comprehensive Rebuild by Design plan, and mixed use residential and retail components along the western portion of the site, next to the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line. The meeting will take place on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Jubilee Center, located at 601 Jackson Street and will begin at 7:00pm with a presentation of the project followed by a question and answer period.

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United Water Crews Respond to Water Main Break on 14th Street

Friday, Aug 28, 2015


6:45am Update, August 29: All repairs have been completed and full water service has been restored. United Water appreciates the patience of our customers as the repair was completed.

11:15pm update: The 16 inch water main break on 14th Street has been exposed through excavation, and is isolated to a select area. Approximately 300 families have been notified and are out of water service at this time.

United Water emergency crews remain onsite, and will remain until repairs are complete. The Hoboken OEM water tanker truck has been stationed at the hospital, for affected customers to come fill clean water containers for their personal use.

United Water thanks our customers and appreciates their patience as we seek to complete repairs safely and efficiently.

10:00pm Update: Crews are making repairs to a water main on the 100 block of Garden Street. Water service is expected to be restored by 7am.

9:00pm Update: United Water inspectors and valve crews are onsite, operating valves as part of the work to isolate the main break.

7:30pm update from United Water: United Water is responding to reports of a break on a 16 inch water main on 14th Street between Bloomfield and Garden. Employees are enroute to the site to inspect and begin preparations for repairs.

Customers throughout Hoboken may experience discolored water or low pressure as we investigate and isolate the leak. The water remains safe, however, customers may prefer to wait until it runs clear before using it for drinking or washing clothes.

Further information will be posted on our website and social media channels as it becomes available. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our customers as we investigate the extent of repairs.

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Hoboken Announces Corner Cars Transition Information

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

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In the days ahead, the City of Hoboken will be transitioning operations of the Corner Cars on-street car sharing program from Hertz 24/7 to the new system operator, Zipcar.

Today, August 27, 2015 is the last day that members can make reservations for Hertz 24/7 vehicles located in Hoboken. All Hertz 24/7 vehicles will be off the street by August 31st.

On September 1st, Zipcar will be striping and installing signage at the on-street car sharing locations, and some Zipcar vehicles within the Corner Cars program will be available starting on September 2nd.

Zipcar currently has an additional 30 vehicles available now for reservation by community members. To join, visit www.zipcar.com.

Further details on how to transition from Hertz to Zipcar are forthcoming. However, if any Hertz members would like to change their membership to Zipcar immediately, please email NYCMarketing@Zipcar.com.

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