The City of Hoboken has revealed the preliminary Court Street design concepts, an online survey, and public meeting in the middle of next month.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“This project will go a long way to ensure Court Street’s historic character is preserved, while providing important upgrades to a road that is in need of infrastructure repairs,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement.
“I invite residents to provide their input into these two proposals, so we can finalize a concept design and move forward on Court Street’s rehabilitation in the months ahead.”
To gather public feedback on the preliminary designs, the city’s online survey can be found here and will host a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, June 14th, at 6:30 p.m. The survey will close the following day, Thursday, June 15th, at 6 p.m.
The project consultant team created the two concepts utilizing community feedback collected through an online survey, public meeting, and stakeholder meetings as well as on-site surveys of the area.
The two concepts both maintain the historic nature of the street by re-using existing historic stones known as “setts”, as well as two-way circulation, and provide for improved drainage through the center of the roadway.
“Through collaborative community planning, we are creating an amazing path for Court Street. As someone who passionately advocated for its historic preservation, I couldn’t be prouder of our efforts,” added 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco.
“We’re blending the past and present, preserving Court Street’s rich history while enhancing the pedestrian experience. Together, we’re creating a vibrant future where Court Street embodies our shared vision and proudly celebrates its heritage.”
Concept One includes a continuous four-foot-wide concrete landing and apron on both sides of the street that will improve ADA access and create a symmetrical look.
Concept Two aims to reset setts up to the building lines but includes 3-foot-wide concrete landings and aprons at existing garages and doorways which are required by the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.
The second concept will also require the city to harvest additional setts from another location, while the first concept is not expected to require additional setts.
More information on the project can be found here.