Important Hoboken infrastructure and design decisions

Dear Editor:
The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition, a non-partisan, nonprofit citizen organization that has been active in Hoboken for over a decade wants to alert you to two important meetings you may want to attend. Next week Hoboken citizens have two opportunities to participate in decisions that will affect our community for many years to come. Because there are some controversial elements in each plan, many citizens have attended previous meetings to air their concerns/support, and it’s important to add your voice.
First, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, our city council will vote on the Washington Street Redesign plan, a 2-phase, multi-year program to, among other things, install new water mains, traffic signals, bus “bumpouts,” loading zones, water retention gardens, bike lanes, a “micro grid” to provide backup electricity to critical facilities in the event of a major power outage, and also repave the street.
The City has held educational forums but a lot of residents may not be aware of the options and what is happening. If you want to learn more you can visit their website at or see the Hoboken Reporter articles at
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m., the City will hold a community meeting at the Wallace School, 11th and Willow, to present and collect feedback on the revised Rebuild by Design concepts (to increase the city’s ability to resist flooding from storm surges) that have survived from the original concepts presented to the community in December.
Please take these opportunities to share your views and participate in Hoboken’s future.

The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition Board of Trustees

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