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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

Did you know?

It is legal to hail in Hoboken. 

Contrary to popular belief or common local practice, it is legal to hail a licensed yellow cab (although not limousines) anywhere in Hoboken, not just at the train terminal. There are 65 authorized taxis. Before you enter a cab, make sure you see the circular Hoboken logo and number.

Only one fare per taxi. 

Taxis may accept only one fare – a person or group of persons going to the same location – per ride. With the permission of the first fare, a second fare may join, but no more. The first rider must be taken to his or her destination first. This rule has been laxly enforced and widely violated in the past, but that is no excuse for continued violations, and the Administration will investigate and take action against all reported violations.

The local fare for yellow cabs is $8.00 or $7.00 from the PATH taxi stand, plus additional fees. 

The local fare is $8.00, except it is $7.00 for rides originating from the NJ Transit/PATH station taxi stand, regardless of weather or shortage of drivers. Additional fees are permitted for extra passengers and baggage (see below for details). In the past, it has been common for residents and visitors to be grossly overcharged by taxi drivers during inclement weather or high demand. Please report any violations.

Call if you see a violation. 

Residents who believe there is a violation should immediately contact Monique Campbell at the Division of Taxi & Limousine Licensing by calling 201-725-7885 or emailing taxi@hobokennj.gov and providing the time of the incident, the taxi number (or driver’s license number or vehicle plate number), and a description of what happened. Residents are the City’s eyes and ears, and we can only take action if we know there is a problem.

Complaint Forms

Complaint Form

Complaints Enforcement Policy

In addition to active surveillance and enforcement of taxi and limousine regulations on the street, The City of Hoboken Division of Taxis and Limousines carefully monitors and acts on complaints from the community regarding licensed taxis and limousines in accordance with the following policy:

Anonymous Complaints: 

Complaints submitted anonymously are reviewed and added to the individual driver/owner file. The Division always asks the complainant if they would like to prepare an affidavit to allow the Division to broaden actions taken at this level (see next section). Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division typically issues a warning to the driver/owner and tracks the frequency of complaints regarding the individual driver/owner. If multiple complaints are collected on an individual driver/owner (typically three or more), the Division may choose to issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

Affidavit Complaints: 

All individuals submitting a complaint are offered the opportunity to complete an affidavit expressing a willingness, if required, to testify in court on the issue. In most cases, court appearance is not likely; however, individuals who choose this option make it more appropriate for the Division to take immediate action on the grounds that the complaint represents a major concern and should be resolved more swiftly than via the anonymous method described above. Driver/owner are also given an opportunity to submit their recollection of the events. After a review of all materials, the Division may choose to immediately issue a summons, suspend, or revoke the active license, depending on the severity and/or details of the complaints.

In all instances, disciplinary actions are conducted in accordance with the authority bestowed upon the Division via the Hoboken City Code.

Municipal Code

If you have any questions about our municipal code, please view it directly online. 179A 180A

Did You Know Documents

List of licensed taxi and limousine companies

Rules and Regulations for drivers

Future Inclement Weather and Holiday Enforcement

Taxi Enforcement

Senior Shuttle

Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am to 4:00pm. The driver will begin the route from the Multi-Service Center :10 minutes after every hour and finish the route back at the Multi-Service Center approximately :55 minutes after the hour. The driver will then park at the Multi-Service Center until :10 minutes after the next hour, when he/she will begin the route again.

The Senior Shuttle will be out of service daily from noon-1:00pm.

Special Trips

Newport Mall
The Senior Shuttle will go to Newport Mall every Wednesday and on alternating Saturdays. On Wednesday, the Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 12:00pm to pick up from senior buildings and return from Newport Mall at 3:00pm. On alternating Saturdays, the Senior Shuttle will make two trips to Newport Mall. For the first trip, the Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 11:00am and pick up from Newport Mall around 1:30pm. The second trip will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 1:00pm and pick up from Newport Mall around 3:30pm.

Secaucus/WalMart
The Senior Shuttle will go to the Secaucus WalMart on alternating Saturday afternoons (except holidays). The Senior Shuttle will depart from the Multi-Service Center at 11:00am and return at 3:00pm.

knowledge base: faqs



Does the Shade Tree Commission have a list of trees that they recommend for planting? View the approved list of tree species.

Who should trim the tree in front of my house? Please contact David Calamoneri.

I know of a tree that I believe is dying or is dangerous, who should I contact? Please contact David Calamoneri.

How do I become a volunteer for the Shade Tree Commission? Please contact Peter Bakarich III.

How do I apply to be a commissioner on the Shade Tree Commission? Submit an application for appointment to citizen advisory boards and commissions.

When does the Hoboken Shade Tree commission meet? Click here to view the meeting dates for 2015.

What are the benefits and reasons for planting trees in Hoboken? Read about 13 Reasons to plant trees.

How can I find out info on the tree(s) on my Street? View the Hoboken Tree Inventory.

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