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Former Monarch Site Improvements

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Former Monarch Site Improvements

Acquisition

The waterfront property known as the "Monarch Site," located in northeastern Hoboken near 15th Street and Shipyard Lane, was one of the last remaining missing pieces of Hoboken's Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. The City entered into a settlement agreement with the Applied Parties in 2021 which ended years of litigation and transferred two properties to the City for public open space, including the former Monarch Site.

Through this acquisition, the City will preserve public access to the waterfront and, in the future, turn the property into public open space instead of two 11-story residential towers as the developer had intended.

Former Monarch Site Improvements

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Former Monarch Site Improvements

Acquisition

The waterfront property known as the "Monarch Site," located in northeastern Hoboken near 15th Street and Shipyard Lane, was one of the last remaining missing pieces of Hoboken's Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. The City entered into a settlement agreement with the Applied Parties in 2021 which ended years of litigation and transferred two properties to the City for public open space, including the former Monarch Site.

Through this acquisition, the City will preserve public access to the waterfront and, in the future, turn the property into public open space instead of two 11-story residential towers as the developer had intended.

Short-Term Improvements

The City of Hoboken has retained GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA)  to provide design and consulting services associated with the proposed waterfront walkway adjacent to the future public waterfront park to be constructed at the former Monarch Site.

The proposed short-term improvements include installing a paver walkway on the west side of the Site along Shipyard Lane between Frank Sinatra Drive and 15th Street to connect the existing waterfront walkway on those streets, removing the former fenced in trash storage area, and upgrading site fencing; as well as general debris removal and cleanup of the existing gravel surface of the site.

The City held a virtual public meeting to discuss the short-term improvements on Tuesday, Feb. 15. View the Meeting Recording and Meeting Presentation

Download the Concept Plan

GZA will incorporate feedback into final construction documents and specifications for bidding. Construction is anticipated in Spring 2022.

Long-Term Improvements

The City plans to begin a community driven iterative planning and design process to develop a park at the Site in Fall 2022.

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