Thursday, May 3, 2012

Councilwoman Jen Giattino - Hoboken Parks & Parking update



Greetings from Jen Giattino for City Council
AN UPDATE:
Parks:
  • Sinatra Park is scheduled to be completed on 12/21/12. Although this does not help with field space for this fall, it's looking good for Spring 2013
  • The field at 1600 Park is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2013
  • Mama Johnson Field will be turfed by end of summer.  This will enable it to be used more efficiently than the current grass field

Parking:
  • Municipal Garages:
    The wait lists have been eliminated!
  • Visitor Parking Permits:
    Many residents are not aware that the Parking Utility sells scratch-off hang tags for individual day use. The scratch-off hang tags cost $5. You can purchase up to 7 hang tags and keep them on hand for when a visitor comes to town.

    To purchase daily Visitor parking permits you need need the same proof of residency used for  Residential parking permit.  

    Visitors cannot park on the resident only side of the street, but they can park on the other side for over 4 hours.
  • “Extended Parking Zones":
    This permits residents to park 15 feet from crosswalks on “outbound” street segments and 25 feet from crosswalks on “inbound” street segments during certain times.

    “Outbound” and “inbound” street segments are the portions of the street that permit a vehicle to drive away from and towards an intersection, respectively.


    Parking in “Extended Parking Zones” is not permitted between the hours of 7am and 7pm on days when public schools are in session. 

    To maintain clearance for emergency response vehicles, any vehicle parked closer than 15 feet from a crosswalk is subject to a summons and towing if it is determined that it could impact emergency response time. Please refer to the diagram below for examples of parking that is permitted versus not permitted.    

Benches on Washington Street:
I have worked with one of the city's planners to identify certain benches on Washington Street that would better serve residents and visitors by having them face away from the street rather than facing parked cars. The City has begun to turn around benches and the feedback has been positive.

Distribution & Posting of Flyers:
As many of you know, I have been advocating for better enforcement of the distribution and posting of flyers. The current ordinance is being changed to read more clearly. Thank you to all the businesses who have stopped and to all the constituents and other residents for their help with this matter. If you do see a flyer on a car, posted to a tree or on a utility poll, please take it down and notify me with the details. 


Thank you for your time.
Please contact me with any thoughts or concerns.
Jen Giattino

    Sinatra Field under reconstruction

    Sinatra Walkway under reconstruction

    View of lower Manhattan from Sinatra Walkway

    Click HERE to download a pdf of this diagram for a better view.

    Click rendering to see larger view of Master Plan for 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove online