The City of Hoboken has launched an online survey for Maritime Park, the waterfront park slated for the Union Dry Dock site, which will remain open until April 18th at 6 p.m.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“As always, we are including a robust public process to determine the amenities of our open spaces, and nowhere is this more important than the design of Maritime Park,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“We have worked incredibly hard to acquire this site and we will work even harder to ensure that it is a design that our community wants and needs. I look forward to working with everyone on this in the weeks and months ahead!”
The survey follows the first community meeting held at Hoboken High School yesterday which officially kicked off the public planning process for the new waterfront park.
To take the online survey, click here. Paper copies of the survey are available at the Office of Constituent Services in Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington St.
The design team will use feedback from the survey, community meeting, and future public engagement to create concept designs for Maritime Park that include features and amenities reflective of the community’s needs.
Once a final concept design is created and the park is erected, the city will have a completely publicly accessible waterfront from Weehawken Cove to Pier A Park.
Bhalla announced in December that the city had officially acquired the 5-acre Union Dry Dock property to connect the final piece of an entirely publicly accessible waterfront and Hudson River Waterfront Walkway.
In February, the city council approved a three-year lease (with a subsequent two-year option) with NY Waterway, as well as awarding a $1,174,146.90 contract to Manhattan-based Dattner Architects.
Then last month, counsel for the Fund for a Better Waterfront wrote in a letter to Bhalla and the council that the Union Dry Dock lease was invalid since any land acquisition made possible via Open Public Trust Fund dollars required a referendum, though the city disagreed.