Office of the Mayor announces:
MAYOR ZIMMER INVITES COMMUNITY TO COMPLETE SURVEY & ATTEND PLANNING MEETING FOR “POP-UP” NORTHWEST PARK DESIGN
Mayor Zimmer invites members members of the community to complete an online survey as part of the planning process for a 4-acre temporary “pop-up” park in northwest Hoboken. The survey, which will be used by the City’s planners to help decide which amenities should be featured at the pop-up park, can be completed at www.hobokennj.gov/nwpark.
A community meeting will be held on January 19 from 7pm to 9pm at the Jubilee Center, located at 601 Jackson Street, to present a concept for the park that incorporates feedback from the survey.
“The pop-up park will be a great way for the community to immediately enjoy this space while we work on the long-term planning for what will become Hoboken’s largest park,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
The City of Hoboken recently acquired the former 6.1 acre BASF property in northwest Hoboken for use as a “resiliency park,” which is proposed to include at least 1 million gallons of underground stormwater detention, as well as a new above-ground parking garage, the first municipal garage in western Hoboken. The planning process for the permanent 5.4 acre park, which would be the city’s largest park, is anticipated to start in spring 2017.
Plans are now underway to create a temporary 4-acre “pop-up” park so that the community could start to enjoy the benefits of this site by this summer. The pop-up park is a temporary public space that is anticipated to be open by summer 2017 and remain until construction begins on the permanent "resiliency park."
Individuals or businesses interested in donations or sponsorship opportunities for the pop-up park can email NorthwestPark@hobokennj.gov.