Uptown parks discussed in Hoboken meeting

HOBOKEN — Monday’s a busy night for the community activists in Hoboken. The city of Hoboken planned a meeting on Monday, Jan. 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to solicit community input on two park designs in uptown Hoboken at the Wallace School gymnasium, 1100 Willow Ave.The parks up for discussion are 1600 Park and Hoboken Cove.
Hoboken Cove is part of a larger project that will connect Weehawken and Hoboken, and the area for discussion is north of the Tea Building. 1600 Park is the space between the Willow and Park Avenue overpasses north of 16th Street near the Weehawken border.
The City Council voted in mid-December to approve a contract for Remington and Vernick to design both parks.
The environmental cleanup of 1600 Park is complete and the city is waiting to hear back from the Department of Environmental Protection, according to a city press release, but Hoboken Cove will require more remediation than 1600 Park, and the process has been contracted out.
The design of the parks is expected to take 4-6 months, according to a city release. The goal for completion of the parks is fall 2011.
For a full story from December about the future of parks in Hoboken, click HERE.

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