Ironstate Development seeks to erect two 11-story residential buildings just east of the Hudson Tea Building near the waterfront. The Hoboken City Council and Mayor Dawn Zimmer have all opposed the project. In fact, the city is currently involved in a lawsuit with the developer over project plans. The developer has said that it is unfair that city politicians openly opposed the project before it came before the city board.
The project received the go-ahead from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, but the city has vowed to appeal the DEP's decision in the lawsuit.
The Hudson County Planning Board voted against the project in February. The developer will likely have to revise the proposal and go back to the county to gain their approval, sources said.