Recently, the Hoboken City Council decided not to pay more money to a firm that they believe failed to take the public’s suggestions when proposing a massive development next to the Hoboken train terminal.
Council candidate Chris Carbine submitted this comment about it:
As a candidate for City Council, I want to go on record as opposing Judy Tripodi’s decision to maintain FXFOWLE as the architect for the New Jersey Transit Redevelopment Zone. Their experience is in building large-scale skyscrapers.
This is not in keeping with the scale and small town feel of Hoboken. The large-scale project being considered would create a very dangerous and congested traffic flow on Observer Highway. Hoboken’s Redevelopment Agency is the City Council, not an unelected official. In addition, the citizen’s of Hoboken absolutely need to be involved in any project which would have a questionable impact on Hoboken. The citizen’s concerns and requests must be taken into consideration when considering all future planning & development.
Candidate for Council at large