March 31, 2023

Mayor Bhalla encourages residents to participate in Maritime Park community meeting

Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today encouraged residents to attend the first community meeting for the concept design of Maritime Park, on Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the cafeteria of the Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton St. Mayor Bhalla announced the first public engagement session, launching the public planning process for the waterfront open space at the former Union Dry Dock property, during his 2023 State of the City address.  

“This is an important moment in Hoboken’s history, in which residents will help us build out a beautiful waterfront park that will benefit generations of Hoboken residents to come,” said Mayor Bhalla. “We’ve fought long and hard to ensure this site is preserved for resident access, and I’m excited to hear what amenities our community envisions for this worldclass park. I encourage everyone to come out and make your voices heard at our first public meeting.”

Mayor Bhalla announced in December 2022 that the City had officially acquired the 5-acre Union Dry Dock waterfront property to connect the final piece of an entirely publicly accessible waterfront and Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.

During the meeting, the project team including Dattner Architects, SCAPE, Kimley Horn, Indigo River, and members of the City will present the project and solicit community input for potential features and amenities of the future park, which will be utilized to create multiple design options for the waterfront open space.

Additional digital surveys, stakeholder outreach, and public meetings will be held to collect community feedback throughout the concept design process, which will then be narrowed to one final concept design.

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Maritime Park will be constructed at the former Union Dry Dock site located along the Hudson River waterfront following a robust public planning process.