Friday, June 2, 2017

City: Southwest Park Expansion & Redevelopment Plan Update

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Community: Update on Southwest Park Expansion & Redevelopment Plan

Dear MSV readers,

The Hoboken City Council will hold a public hearing and final vote to authorize an appraisal and offer amount of $3,975,000 for the acquisition of approximately an acre of Block 10 to expand the Southwest Park and to adopt the Southwest Redevelopment Plan at the June 7th Council meeting. At a special meeting on May 24th, the Council unanimously voted to introduce both measures. The Hoboken Planning Board reviewed the redevelopment plan and determined that it was consistent with the Hoboken Master Plan.

“The final approval of the Block 10 appraisal will be an important step so we can continue negotiations to acquire the property to expand the Southwest Park,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “The redevelopment plan allows for the possibility for an even further expansion of the resiliency park, but since the plan is voluntary, it is critical that we make this acquisition to ensure sufficient open space for our growing Southwest neighborhood.”

Related Documents
View the plan to expand the Southwest Park through direct acquisition:

View the Southwest Hoboken Redevelopment Plan:

View the Southwest Hoboken Redevelopment Plan Presentation:

Mayor Zimmer's endorsements for Tuesday

Hi MSV readers,

On Tuesday, June 6 I'll be proudly casting my ballot for Phil Murphy for Governor in the Democratic Primary election (Column E).  I know Phil will not just improve our education system, grow our economy and create jobs, but also restore trust and integrity to the office.
Also on the ballot are candidates running for Democratic County Committee, the most local of elected positions. I am excited to support the residents, several of them first time candidates running on Column E (click here for full list) who are looking to make a positive contribution to our community, activate Hoboken's Democratic Party and reform our local electoral process.

Click here to read an excellent recap from Councilman Ravi Bhalla on what a committee person does and why it is important.  For a map that indicates your ward and district, click here.

I hope you will join me on June 6 by supporting Phil Murphy for Governor, Senator Brian Stack and all other candidates on Column E down the ballot to county committee.


Dawn Zimmer