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Court Street and Castle Point Terrace Historic Rehabilitations

COURT STREET HISTORIC REHABILITATION

Court Street is a 7.5 block cobblestone street that runs parallel to Washington Street, and commences mid-block between Observer Highway and Newark Street, and extends to 7th Street. Court Street from Observer Highway north to 4th Street is located within the Central Business District and Washington Street Historic District, a locally landmarked historic district of the City of Hoboken (City Code, Article IV,Section 42-18). Court Street for its entire length is located within the New Jersey and National Register-eligible Hoboken Historic District. The New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (NJHPO) issued an opinion of eligibility for the district,including the street as a contributing resource, on December 11, 2016.  The street is paved with squared blocks of stone or “setts,” which have sometimes been referred to as cobblestone.  Court Street was laid out in 1804 by Colonel John Stevens as part of the original city plan and was likely paved with stone setts from local quarries in the late 1800s. To learn more about its history, please see the Cultural Resources Screening Report which can be found below under Design Documents.

The City has hired a Consultant Team to advance the Project, and anticipates advertising and awarding the project to a Contractor in the Spring of 2019. The Project consists of the following:

Visioning and Conceptual Design: The City has organized a Stakeholder Group to steer the project and will solicit public feedback at two (2) Public Workshop Meetings and Public Presentation at a Council Meeting. This Phase also includes the Cultural Resources Screening report (referenced above) to collect historical background data and identify of contributing character-defining historical features of the streetscape. This Phase provides multiple opportunities for Public Feedback which can be found below under Opportunities for Feedback. The goal of this task is a clear vision for the project and a chosen preferred concept.

Preliminary and Final Design:  The preferred concept will be advanced to final design encompassing the distinguishing historical elements identified and building upon the feedback gathered during the Visioning and Conceptual Design.  The project will be publicly advertised for Contractors to bid on the construction of the project.

Construction of the Project: Construction is anticipated to commence in the Spring of 2019 with a duration of approximately six (6) months.

Design Documents:

(Please check back regularly as these documents will be updated and supplemented as the project advances):

Cultural Resources Screening Report

Concept Design Memo (provided one week prior to Public Meeting)

Schematic Design Sections (provided one week prior to Public Meeting)

Concept Designs (provided one week prior to Public Meeting)

Opportunities for Feedback:

Public Workshop #1

When:              November 28, 2018 from 7:30-9 p.m.

Where:             Council Chambers, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

When:              December 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Where:             Ground Floor Conference Room, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Public Workshop #2

When:              December 17, 2018 from 7:30-9 p.m.

Where:             City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Public Presentation at Council Meeting

When:              January 16, 2018

Where:             Council Chambers, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Court Street and Castle Point Terrace Historic Rehabilitations

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Court Street and Castle Point Terrace Historic Rehabilitations

COURT STREET HISTORIC REHABILITATION

Court Street is a 7.5 block cobblestone street that runs parallel to Washington Street, and commences mid-block between Observer Highway and Newark Street, and extends to 7th Street. Court Street from Observer Highway north to 4th Street is located within the Central Business District and Washington Street Historic District, a locally landmarked historic district of the City of Hoboken (City Code, Article IV,Section 42-18). Court Street for its entire length is located within the New Jersey and National Register-eligible Hoboken Historic District. The New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (NJHPO) issued an opinion of eligibility for the district,including the street as a contributing resource, on December 11, 2016.  The street is paved with squared blocks of stone or “setts,” which have sometimes been referred to as cobblestone.  Court Street was laid out in 1804 by Colonel John Stevens as part of the original city plan and was likely paved with stone setts from local quarries in the late 1800s. To learn more about its history, please see the Cultural Resources Screening Report which can be found below under Design Documents.

The City has hired a Consultant Team to advance the Project, and anticipates advertising and awarding the project to a Contractor in the Spring of 2019. The Project consists of the following:

Visioning and Conceptual Design: The City has organized a Stakeholder Group to steer the project and will solicit public feedback at two (2) Public Workshop Meetings and Public Presentation at a Council Meeting. This Phase also includes the Cultural Resources Screening report (referenced above) to collect historical background data and identify of contributing character-defining historical features of the streetscape. This Phase provides multiple opportunities for Public Feedback which can be found below under Opportunities for Feedback. The goal of this task is a clear vision for the project and a chosen preferred concept.

Preliminary and Final Design:  The preferred concept will be advanced to final design encompassing the distinguishing historical elements identified and building upon the feedback gathered during the Visioning and Conceptual Design.  The project will be publicly advertised for Contractors to bid on the construction of the project.

Construction of the Project: Construction is anticipated to commence in the Spring of 2019 with a duration of approximately six (6) months.

Design Documents:

(Please check back regularly as these documents will be updated and supplemented as the project advances):

Cultural Resources Screening Report

Concept Design Memo (provided one week prior to Public Meeting)

Schematic Design Sections (provided one week prior to Public Meeting)

Concept Designs (provided one week prior to Public Meeting)

Opportunities for Feedback:

Public Workshop #1

When:              November 28, 2018 from 7:30-9 p.m.

Where:             Council Chambers, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

When:              December 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Where:             Ground Floor Conference Room, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Public Workshop #2

When:              December 17, 2018 from 7:30-9 p.m.

Where:             City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Public Presentation at Council Meeting

When:              January 16, 2018

Where:             Council Chambers, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

CASTLE POINT TERRACE HISTORIC REHABILITATION

Castle Point Terrace is a historic yellow brick street that extends from 8th Street to Elysian Park. Castle Point Terrace north of 9th Street is located within the Castle Point Historic District, a locally landmarked historic district of the City of Hoboken (City Code, Article IV, Section 42-18). Castle Point Terrace for its entire two-block length from 8th Street north to its dead-end terminus at Elysian Park (near 10th Street) is located within the New Jersey and National Register-eligible Stevens Historic District. The New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (NJHPO)issued an opinion of eligibility for the district on February 27, 1991.  

Castle Point is named after the late-18th to 19th-century estate of Colonel John Stevens.  Castle Point Terrace was laid out in 1903-04 and paved with brick at the request of local residents in 1909. To learn more about its history, please see the Cultural Resources Screening Report, which can be found below under Design Documents.

The City has hired a Consultant Team to advance the Project, and anticipates advertising and awarding the project to a Contractor in the Spring of 2019.  The Project consists of the following:

Rehabilitation Strategy: This Phase includes the Cultural Resources Screening report (referenced above) to collect historical background data and identify of contributing character-defining historical features of the streetscapes. This Phase will develop two concepts for feedback and will ultimately result in one chosen concept alternative. This Phase provides multiple opportunities for Public Feedback which can be found below under Opportunities for Feedback. The goal of this task is to chose a preferred concept guided by historic considerations and public feedback.

Preliminary and Final Design:  The concept will be advanced to final design encompassing the distinguishing historical elements identified and building upon the feedback gathered in Phase 1. The project will be publicly advertised for Contractors to bid on the construction of the project.

Construction of the Project: Construction is anticipated to commence in the Spring of 2019 with a duration of approximately six (6) months.

Design Documents:

(Please check back regularly as these documents will be updated and supplemented as the project advances):

Cultural Resources Screening Report

Concept Design Memo (provided one week prior to Public Meeting)

Schematic Design Sections (provided one week prior to Public Meeting)

Concept Plans (provide done week prior to Public Meeting)

 

Opportunities for Feedback:

Public Workshop #1

When:              November 28, 2018 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Where:             Council Chambers, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Hoboken Historic Preservation Commission Meeting

When:              December 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Where:             Ground Floor Conference Room, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Public Presentation at Council Meeting

When:              January 16, 2018

Where:             Council Chambers, City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Renting an Ojo Scooter

P3 Global Management operates Hoboken’s bike share program, JerseyBike. Last year they partnered with Ojo to bring their unique electric scooters to Hoboken. Initially, 50 Ojo scooters will be available for rent across the city. All Ojo scooters must be parked at JerseyBike docking stations.Refer to the Ojo app or information printed on the scooter for docking locations and instructions.

Rental fees: It costs $1.25 to unlock an Ojo scooter plus $0.18/minute during an active rental.

How to rent an Ojo scooter

1.      Download the Ojo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store

2.      Create an account by scanning your ID and providing payment information

3.      Unlock the Ojo by scanning the scooter’s QR code

4.      Go for a ride!

5.      Park your Ojo at the nearest JerseyBike docking station by pushing the kickstand down and pulling the Ojo scooter backwards

6.      End your ride in the Ojo app

7.      Repeat steps 1-6!

Always ride with safety and courtesy for other street users in mind. This means never riding on the sidewalk or parking your scooter in a place that could obstruct sidewalk space for pedestrians or people with disabilities or pushing strollers. To avoid being charged additional fees, all Ojo scooters must be parked at a JerseyBike docking station. Remember to always obey all traffic signs and regulations!

Follow these tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable Ojo ride.

Additional Rider Tips

·        To stop, squeeze both the right and left brake levers.

·        Always park at a designated JerseyBike docking station.If you park outside of one of the 36 designated stations, you will be charged an additional fee for the recovery of your vehicle. Please review the in-app map for dedicated return locations.

·        The Ojo can travel 50 miles on a full charge. If your battery depletes, park your Ojo in the closest, safest area, free from obstructing any pedestrian or vehicle paths. If the battery reaches 0%, the app will end your ride.

·        If you encounter any mechanical issues, before or during your ride, tap the “!” icon located at the bottom right of the selected Ojo overview screen to report the problem.

Reporting issues or complaints with Ojo scooters or service:

Follow the in-app instructions or call 973-836-9081.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

1.       How long will the e-scooter pilot last?

It will last six months, approximately from May 20 – November 20, 2019

2.       What will happen after the e-scooter pilot?

The City of Hoboken will conduct a survey of riders and review usage data to develop a report and make recommendations for future e-scooter share programs.

3.       Are e-scooters safe?

Yes! Recent studies conducted in Portland, OR and Austin, TX concluded that e-scooters are the cause of no more injuries than bicycles and that a significant share of e-scooter related injuries could have been prevented by wearing a helmet. E-scooters weigh about as much as bike share bicycles and travel at similar speeds as human-powered bicycles.  

4.       Can I ride on the sidewalk?

No, e-scooters must be ridden in the street only.

5.       Should I wear a helmet?

Absolutely.

6.       How much does an e-scooter cost to rent?

As of May 2019, Lime scooters cost $1 to unlock and $0.15 per minute to ride. As of May 2019, Ojo scooters cost $1.25 to unlock and $0.18 per minute to ride. Refer to the Lime and Ojo apps for the current pricing.

7.       Are there discounts for users receiving financial assistance?

Lime offers a 50% discount for anyone that qualifies for any state- or federally-run assistance program through its Lime Access program. Apply online at li.me/community-impact.

8.       Are there e-scooter speed limits in Hoboken?

Yes, e-scooters are prohibited from operating faster than 18 MPH in Hoboken.

9.   Are e-scooter rentals available 24/7?

No, currently e-scooters are only available for rental between 5 AM and 10 PM in Hoboken.

10.   Is there an age limit to ride an e-scooter?

Anyone 18 or older can ride an e-scooter in Hoboken.

11.   Where can I park an e-scooter?

E-scooters can be parked at any bike rack, in designated parking areas if available, or in the furnishing zone of the sidewalk next to the curb. See the image above for more guidance.

12.   How can I report e-scooter issues or concerns?

Use Hoboken’s 311 to report issues or concerns with scooters that don’t belong to Lime or Ojo. For reporting issues or concerns with scooters that belong to Lime, follow the in-app instructions or call or text 1-888-LIME-345 or email support@limebike.com.  For reporting issues or concerns with scooters that belong to Ojo, follow the in-app instructions or call 973-836-9081.

13.   Can I bring e-scooters on transit vehicles?

E-scooters are currently prohibited from transit vehicles in Hoboken. Refer to NJ Transit, PATH, NY Waterways for specific restrictions on their vehicles and in stations.

14.      Can I purchase my own electric-scooter?

Yes, you can purchase and operate your own e-scooter in Hoboken if it meets the legal requirements outlined in New Jersey state law.

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