May 25, 2018

Finalized 2018 Hoboken Master Plan Rexamination Report and 2018 Land Use Element Now Available

Hoboken, NJ - Friday, May 25th, 2018

The 2018 Hoboken Master Plan Reexamination Report and 2018 Land Use Element have been finalized, following nearly a year of public meetings, surveys, and input. The 2018 reports address how Hoboken’s socio-economic characteristics, population, vision, and needs have changed since the 2010 Master Plan Reexamination.

 

“This new master plan gives the City of Hoboken a clear vision of the future,” said Hoboken Mayor Ravinder S. Bhalla. “I’m excited about what’s next for our city, particularly in the areas of housing affordability, flood mitigation, and transportation.”

 

The Master Plan serves as a blueprint for the City, providing guidance to elected officials on what changes residents want to see in the long- and short-term.

 

“The 2010 Reexamination was drafted at the height of the Great Recession and before Hoboken endured Superstorm Sandy,” said Community Development Director Brandy Forbes. “Hoboken has come a long way since then, and thanks to all of the public comments, our new priorities reflect that change.”

 

The Master Plan addresses five main themes with a range of recommendations, including:

 

A Complete Neighborhood

  1. Promote enhancement of facilities and events for arts, culture, and education
  2. Maintain the scale and experience of the City’s shared streetscapes and built environment, particularly within Hoboken’s interior residential neighborhoods
  3. Preserve historic properties and protect architectural heritage
  4. Build, upgrade, and connect park and open space amenities

 

Shared Prosperity

  1. Support local businesses, arts and industries
  2. Provide affordable housing options for family and non-family households, and for lower-income communities
  3. Diversify the local economy by encouraging non-residential uses particularly in underserved areas of the City

 

A City of Connected Places

  1. Make Hoboken a better place for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders while improving driving conditions
  2. Improve efficiency of the roadways, particularly in and out of Hoboken and through the Central Business District
  3. Improve parking conditions and convenience of public transportation and other green alternatives

 

Becoming a Sustainable and Resilient City

  1. Upgrade and innovate infrastructure systems
  2. Adapt to climate change impacts and improve response capacity for emergencies and natural disasters
  3. Mitigate climate change impacts by improving waste and energy systems

 

An Engaged and Efficient Partner

  1. Standardize processes for information sharing, engagement, and feedback
  2. Increase municipal capacity, efficiently manage resources and track government performance
  3. Employ “smart city” technology infrastructure
  4. Work collaboratively across municipalities and agencies

 

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider the 2018 Master Plan Reexamination Report and the 2018 Land Use Element at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11that the Multi-Service Center, located at 124 Grand Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. The full reports can be found here http://masterplan-cityofhoboken.opendata.arcgis.com/pages/documents–resources

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