April 26, 2019

Public meeting on upgrades to South Waterfront

As a reminder, residents are invited to a community meeting on Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 pm at the Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street) to review concept plans for upgrades to the walkway and bike paths on the South Waterfront. The improvements include restoring the walkway surface, replacing of trees and vegetation, pedestrian and bicycle safety upgrades to enhance the waterfront experience for visitors and residents.  

The waterfront walkway project has two components:

Waterfront walkway repair: The project will restore portions of the walkway along the waterfront from the intersection of Sinatra Drive and 4th Street to the intersection of Sinatra Drive and Newark Street.  Upgrades are proposed to the railings, benches, lighting, and the planting of new trees and vegetation.

Pedestrian and bicycle safety upgrades: The project will improve the South Waterfront bicycle path in the project area to enhance bicycle and pedestrian mobility, and provide a connection to the waterfront walkway at 4th Street and Newark Street. The design will include pedestrian safety improvements connecting to the west side of Sinatra Drive. Upgrades to the bicycle path will be considered, as well as additional tree plantings and vegetation east and west of the bicycle path.  

Earlier this year, the South Waterfront Corporation, which jointly maintains the public and open space along the South Waterfront with the City, approved a contract with Kimley-Horn and subconsultant Engenuity to oversee the South Waterfront upgrades.  The South Waterfront Corporation consist of the City of Hoboken, the Port Authority, Ironstate Development, SJP Properties, and Mack-Cali.

Funds for this project come from members of the South Waterfront Corporation who pay an annual assessment for operations and maintenance of the southern waterfront which includes Pier A, Pier C and the adjoining waterfront walkway.