October 15, 2019

Statement from Mayor Bhalla on Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan

Below is a statement from Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla on the Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan:

"The original Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan, passed by the Hoboken City Council in 2014, will help revitalize downtown Hoboken and provide for responsible development that does not threaten the character of our City," said Mayor Bhalla. "The City Council amendment to this plan proposes to allow the development to incorporate flood protection as part of our critical $230 million Rebuild by Design project, which will protect Hoboken for the long term from storm surge. While I appreciate the proposed amendment to integrate the elements of Rebuild by Design into the plan by the City Council, it is clear that there must be additional time to incorporate the community feedback received by my office and at tonight’s community meeting before a final vote can occur. I’m asking the City Council, which is the redevelopment entity of the City of Hoboken, to postpone the scheduled vote on the Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan so this can appropriately occur."

More information on the $230 million Rebuild by Design project can be found by clicking here.

The proposed Hoboken Yard Redevelopment Plan amendment can be found by clicking here.