Hoboken says specific 20-story height has not been discussed regarding potential post office development
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HOBOKEN -- City officials said on Tuesday that while an NJ Business article stated that a design firm is working on a proposed "200-room, 140,000-square-foot hotel project located on the Hudson River in Hoboken," the actual project has not been discussed by local officials.

The project has been proposed by a development firm and by the US Post Office, which owns the land.

Town officials say that the only thing that has been decided by them so far is that the area has been deemed one in need of rehabilitation.

“The idea of a 20-story building hasn’t even been discussed," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer, clarifying comments in an earlier news brief.

Zimmer referenced the similarity of the recent back-and-forth with NJ Transit. The transit authority owns 52 acres of land in the southwest region of Hoboken and has wanted to build a massive development for years. But they are seeking the city's blessing. The city has pushed for a more scaled-down plan. The city of Hoboken and NJ Transit both hired their own planning firms to explain their visions.

“If we go forward, we’ll have a hearing. We will hear everyone out in the community,” said Zimmer. “The post office or the property owner will be involved. [It would be] very similar [to what occurred with] NJ Transit.”

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WESTY
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December 04, 2012
20 stories is too tall.

I think everyone understands that but developers still like to play games.

batboy
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December 04, 2012
I think the W was a great improvement to the Hoboken skyline and with its proximity to the W and the train station this site also merits consideration for significant height. It makes a statement for the community without tremendous impact. Time to move ahead with some sensible development in town.

PS. I think the same can be said of the Rockefeller property in the north end of town. Let's get the Hoboken economy going again!