HOBOKEN — The public will have a chance to speak at the sixth and final hearing of Stevens Institute of Technology’s long awaited Academic Gateway Complex project on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
When the school initially presented their Gateway Complex proposal, the Hudson Street Alliance blasted the plan, saying Stevens disregarded the character of the surrounding neighborhood. They prompted the school to reduce the height of the complex by 25 feet, redesign its façade,
abandon a pedestrian plaza concept, and relocate a floor’s worth of mechanical equipment underground.
The original proposal included a two-building 90,000 square foot academic complex. The new plan consists of two four-story buildings on the north and south sides of Sixth Street where it meets Hudson Street, connected by a two-story sky bridge.
The school foresees the 10-year strategic plan for the complex as addressing an increase in the student population by 2,000 with 11 new classrooms, 10 labs, and 45 offices.
The public meeting, which will be at the Multi-Service Center, 124 Grand St. at 6:30 p.m., will include closing arguments of the attorneys, deliberation by the
Board, and a vote. The school is also currently awaiting the approval of a project to rehabilitate its Babbio parking garage.
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