Peter Cunningham is urging interested 5th Ward residents to complete an online survey about the Southwest Redevelopment Plan at www.hobokennj.org/swplan. “While this redevelopment effort is not taking place in our neighborhood,” said Cunningham, “how it proceeds will have a substantial impact on the whole city. I urge 5th Ward residents to take this opportunity, for our voices to be heard.”
Cunningham noted the feedback provided by residents made a big difference in improving the Western Edge Redevelopment Plan taking place in the City’s northwest, ensuring the decisions made about that area factored in the interests and needs of all Hoboken.
The Southwest Redevelopment Plan Area consists of nearly 18 acres, bounded, roughly, by Paterson Avenue and Observer Highway on the north and the Jersey City boundary on the west and south. According to the City, “The redevelopment plan will address the various land uses, appropriate density and height of buildings and opportunities to encourage neighborhood goods and services. Finally, the plan will also strive to increase public parks and open spaces.”