City of Hoboken to host first public meeting on 800 Monroe Resiliency Park next week


The City of Hoboken is set to host their first public meeting on the 800 Monroe Resiliency Park next week, set for Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton St., at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

An artist’s rendering of the 800 Monroe Resiliency Park. Photo courtesy of the City of Hoboken.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The project team will use public input gathered through future surveys and meetings to incorporate feedback regarding the community’s open space needs into the final design.

The park will also include above and below-ground infrastructure to mitigate area flooding caused by heavy rainfall.

“Instead of a large residential building, residents in West Hoboken will soon have another beautiful resiliency park to enjoy,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.

“Not only will this park improve the quality of life for everyone and provide important outdoor amenities, but it will also be the latest step to add even more flood infrastructure to the park to tackle heavy rainfall flooding. It’s yet the latest win-win for Hoboken, and I look forward to collaborating with the community to develop the park’s features.”

The city acquired the 1.43-acre property, slated for 186 residential units, for the purposes of a public park through the landmark three-way land swap Monarch Settlement with Ironstate Development.

As part of the agreement, the city also secured approximately $550,000 in funding from the developer for the 800 Monroe design process.

The city will also receive $15 million in community benefit contributions for the construction of the park and Green Circuit, which includes a protected bike lane, through a new redevelopment agreement for 930 Monroe St. that the council approved last month.

The park will become the City’s fourth resiliency park following the Southwest Resiliency Park and its expansion, the 7th & Jackson Resiliency Park, and the Northwest Resiliency Park, currently under construction.

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