Hoboken community meeting to be held on 700 Jackson St. project

HOBOKEN – Residents are invited to a community meeting on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Jubilee Center, 601 Jackson St., to discuss the parts of the 700 Jackson St. project that include a 2-acre resiliency park, 30,000 square feet of retail space, on-site parking garage, and 424 residential units, which includes 42 affordable housing units.
Developers Bijou Properties will discuss construction progress and the updated timeline for completion.
PSE&G will also discuss the utility restoration on 7 Street between Monroe and Jackson streets.
The 700 Jackson Street development project broke ground in 2017 and includes a 2-acre resiliency park and public gymnasium.
Approximately 1 acre of the park will consist of an open grass area with public seating and a children’s play area. One acre will also be a public plaza that will feature step seating with a tilted lawn for relaxing and a large plaza area designed to accommodate vendors and seasonal markets.
The project will have a multi-use public gymnasium with a classic field house design.
By incorporating green infrastructure and underground detention systems to capture more than 450,000 gallons of storm water runoff, the resiliency park is designed to help with flooding in the neighborhood. It is the second of three resiliency parks planned for western Hoboken, in addition to Southwest Park and the Northwest Park, which is in the design stage.