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Southwest Area Redevelopment Study

Final Southwest Redevelopment Study
Final Southwest Area Redevelopment Study
Revisions to the Southwest Area Redevelopment Study
Southwest Area Redevelopment Study Planning Board Presentation

History
On January 19, 2006 Hoboken City Council authorized the Planning Board (Resolution #06-264) to undertake a preliminary investigation and conduct a public hearing in order to determine whether or not the area of the City known as the “Southwest Area” fulfilled the criteria for declaration as an “area in need of redevelopment” pursuant to the statutory requirements found in the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (LRHL codified at N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq.). The Planning Board conducted such an investigation and, on June 6, 2006, held a public hearing and determined that the Southwest Area that was studied did constitute an area in need of redevelopment. On June 21, 2006, the City Council designated the study area as an area in need of redevelopment.

Subsequent to the designation of the area in need of redevelopment, a complaint alleging procedural violations during the Planning Board hearing prevailed in Superior Court, and the City was required to hold new public hearings on the study area. In June of 2007, the 2006 study was updated, and the Planning Board began undertaking the process of public hearings. However, that process was halted and there has been no recommendation from the Planning Board to City Council designating the Southwest study area an area in need of redevelopment.

On October 21, 2009, City Council renewed its authorization of the Planning Board to undertake a preliminary investigation and conduct a public hearing in order to determine whether or not the area of the City known as the “Southwest Area” fulfilled the criteria for declaration as an area in need of redevelopment. This resolution expanded the study area to include additional properties (tax block 11) which were not included in the 2006 authorization.

Southwest Redevelopment Study Area

Southwest Redevelopment Study Area

On October 20, 2010, City Council passed a resolution that modified the extent of the lands subject to the Planning Board’s evaluation. This modification removed tax blocks 7 and 8, which have both been redeveloped with high-rise residential condominiums, from the study area.

Clarke Caton Hintz has been retained by the City of Hoboken to conduct this study in order to determine whether the properties within the study area meet the statutory requirements for designation as an area in need of redevelopment pursuant to the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (LRHL codified at N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq.). The study is near completion and once finalized the Planning Board will conduct the required public hearings on such and provide a recommendation to the City Council.