Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken today issued a second online survey to gather additional public feedback on four design alternatives for the proposed Hoboken Municipal Complex. The additional community survey can be accessed at www.hobokennj.gov/HobokenMunicipalComplexSurvey.
The concepts, presented at a public meeting on Monday, April 4, incorporate a variety of community amenities including a public pool, an uptown branch of the Hoboken Public Library, public parking, community space, and outdoor open space, based on nearly 1,000 responses to a previous online public survey and community engagement session.
The concepts also integrate a modern headquarters for the police and fire departments, a command center for the Office of Emergency Management, and a centralized public safety dispatch, in addition to a modern Public Works garage.
“The proposed municipal complex is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to invest in our current and future needs, upgrade our aging infrastructure for our first responders and essential workers, and expand our recreation options that are bursting at the seams,” said Mayor Bhalla. “And, based on community feedback and cost estimates, we are incorporating a community pool into our proposals that residents have been seeking for decades. I encourage everyone to provide feedback into the survey as we put forward a final concept that fits the needs of our City.”
The City also presented proposed financing strategies for the project, which will be expanded upon and refined as the design phase progresses. The City’s ultimate goal is to utilize developer contributions and other financing mechanisms to offset the large majority of the cost of the project, with little to no impact on the taxpayer.
The City will use survey responses to create a final concept design that will be presented to the public this spring.
The survey, which is available www.hobokennj.gov/HobokenMunicipalComplexSurvey, is scheduled to close on April 19 at 8 p.m.
To learn more about the Hoboken Municipal Complex, watch public meeting recordings, and take the online survey, go to www.hobokennj.gov/HobokenMunicipalComplex.