A hotel behind Hoboken post office? Have your say at upcoming community meeting

HOBOKEN – After designating the River Street Post Office an area in need of rehabilitation in Oct 2012, the city is inviting residents to voice their opinions on the future plans for project on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.
The City Council Community Development Subcommittee, which works to address residents’ concerns on the future of the property at 89 River St., is chaired by Councilman Peter Cunningham and Councilmember’s Jen Giattino, David Mello, and James Doyle.
City spokesman Juan Melli said the city’s Master Plan encourages hotels to be located near the PATH Terminal.
“The developer working with the Post Office is interested in locating a hotel there, and when the [City] Council designated the area as an Area in Need of Rehabilitation, they expressed their intention that a hotel was the only use they were willing to consider for the site [in addition to maintaining the full Post Office],” he said.
Currently, there is no official proposed plan.
“The meeting will show the public different types of hotels, along with the requirements for each of those,” added Melli. “The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from the public on different possible options.”
The meeting will be held at the conference room of the Multi Service Center, at 124 Grand St.

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