Working to complete a contiguous public park along the Hudson River and promote development that meets the highest standards of urban design.
Keep our advocacy alive. Support FBW via #HudsonGives today through May 14
It began thirty years ago with a Plan for the Hoboken Waterfront. Today, this vision for a continuous, public waterfront park is being realized. Please help us complete our mission. Through the Hudson County Chamber Foundation, you can contribute to FBW today through Thursday, May 14th.
2020 Fund for a Better Waterfront celebrates 30 years of waterfront advocacy.
2017-2020 FBW works with the City of Hoboken and local groups to secure Union Dry Dock for an additional three acres of the riverfront park, fighting off attempts to make it a ferry refueling/repair depot.
2011-2020 FBW, the City of Hoboken and neighborhood residents litigate a proposal by the Shipyard Associates to build high-rise towers on a pier at the north end of town, resulting in a potential settlement to move the project to the municipal garage site and protect the pier for public open space.
2014 The Waterfront Alliance honors FBW as “Heroes of the Harbor” at its annual Waterfront Conference in New York City
2001 FBW negotiates an agreement with the developers of Maxwell Place to donate land on the riverside of Sinatra Drive for use as part of the public waterfront park. This becomes Maxwell Place Park.
1995 City of Hoboken adopts a redevelopment plan for the South Waterfront that includes most of the planning principles advocated by FBW.
1990 FBW creates a plan for the Hoboken waterfront that includes a continuous, public riverfront park that is later published as a book and represented in a 4’ x 12’ architectural model (see image above).
1990 Hoboken voters defeat a Port Authority/City of Hoboken project for the South Waterfront that included a 33-story office complex on Pier A and a half million square feet of residential development on Pier C. Both piers now comprise part of the waterfront park.
We believe that successful waterfronts begin with sound planning, time-tested urban design and an understanding that the water's edge belongs to the public.
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