From the desk of Councilman Dave Mello:
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
This evening, at 6:00 PM, the Hoboken City Council will be holding a Special Meeting
, called by Mayor Zimmer. I am requesting your attendance at and participation in this emergency meeting – WE SINCERELY NEED YOUR HELP!
During this meeting, we will be voting on a parking agreement that needs to be passed in order for the City of Hoboken to sell our hospital: Hoboken University Medical Center. This sale will have a number of beneficial effects on your families, your community, and your wallet, including:
Please understand, the parking garage
that we wish to enter into an agreement with the hospital purchasers regarding only exists because the old hospital owners deeded land to the City of Hoboken over a decade ago to construct it
. This garage was a win-win for the City of Hoboken and the then St. Mary’s Hospital because it:
- Created sufficient parking for the hospital employees and patients.
- Allowed the hospitals then surface parking lot property to be used for the construction of the hospital’s new emergency room.
- Allowed Hoboken to build and OWN a centrally located garage, massive in size, with the majority of its spots serving residents of Hoboken.
Please read this quoted section from an August 23, 2002 article
printed in the Hoboken Reporter
for more on this history of this garage:
The other large-scale construction project that the HPA is currently undertaking is the St. Mary Midtown Garage. The new 740-space garage is being built adjacent to the St. Mary Hospital between Third and Fourth streets on Clinton Street. The garage is scheduled to open as early as October.
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