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Mayor on public meeting – ‘let’s do it again’

City of Hoboken announces:

MAYOR ZIMMER THANKS RESIDENTS FOR COMMUNITY INPUT AND ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL MEETINGS TO DISCUSS DEVELOPMENT
Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanked residents for their participation in last night’s public meeting to discuss safety improvements along Newark Street and announced that in addition to two previously announced public meetings to discuss Observer Highway and a Pedestrian and Bike plan, there will be additional public meetings to discuss redevelopment in Hoboken.
“I want to thank all the residents who came out yesterday and shared their creative ideas for improving safety along Newark Street,” said Mayor Zimmer. “We plan to replicate the successful public process we saw both last night and for the 14th Street Viaduct planning to discuss development in town so any plans reflect the community’s vision for our City.”
The City is studying redevelopment in the Southwest area and Western Edge of Hoboken.
In late June, the planning board awarded a contract to Clarke Caton Hintz to conduct a study to determine if the Southwest is an area in need of redevelopment. Whether through zoning revisions or a redevelopment plan, the City is planning a visioning process to include the public’s input on the future of the Southwest area. The schedule for that process will be announced shortly.
In addition, the City is currently drafting revisions to a Western Edge redevelopment plan. Mayor Zimmer will soon announce dates for meetings so that the public can participate in providing revisions to reflect the community’s vision for the area.
“My Administration is committed to listening to the community’s input and changing the way development is done so that future plans reflect the vision of Hoboken residents,” added Mayor Zimmer.
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