Jersey City officials are seeking community feedback on a new North District police station plan that would include a parking deck with nearly 200 spots.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
On Wednesday, Mayor Steven Fulop, JCPD and city officials held a community meeting to get input on what residents would like included in the new North District Police precinct.
Working with Ward D Councilman Michael Yun, Fulop is asking the community to be a part of this process by giving input on how the new precinct can best serve the community, which consists of more than 60,000 residents and nearly 100,000 daily commuters.
The city’s official website has set up a page to gather feedback on the endeavor and that form can be filled out here.
The current plan calls for the building to be constructed across the street from the current North District, located at 282 Central Avenue, on what is now a parking lot.
Arguably the most significant change residents would see is parking: the new building will include a parking deck with nearly 200 spots for police vehicles, which are now routinely parked on surrounding streets.
Officials said that the current building is over 100 years old, built in 1901 to be exact, and most repairs would be too expensive to be feasible.