Save the Weehawken Cove - Speak Out against the amended redevelopment ordinance for Lincoln Harbor
Weehawken Township Council
400 Park Avenue, Weehawken
Wednesday, December 11th at 7 PM
The Weehawken Township Council will cast a final vote on an ordinance that: 1) Increases residential development in Lincoln Harbor from a maximum of 850 units to over 2,000; 2) Allows Hartz Mountain to build as -of-right two 160-foot towers abutting the Weehawken Cove; 3) Allows Hartz Mountain to build out remaining undeveloped parcels at Lincoln Harbor without providing the required common open space; 4) Ignores the Weehawken Master Plan requirement to protect views of the Hudson River; 5) Fails to integrate a plan with the Rebuild by Design flood-mitigation 4-acre park on the Hoboken-side of the Weehawken Cove.
Join FBW's year-end fundraising campaign to Connect the Waterfront
Our ultimate success, completing a contiguous, public park for Hoboken’s riverfront depends on your support. Please be part of our year-end fundraising drive. We are more than halfway to meeting our matching grant of $10,000 made possible by the generosity of an FBW Board Member. Help put us over the top.
A 1998 Plan by the Friends of the Weehawken Waterfront
In 1998, alarmed by the rampant, hodgepodge construction of private enclaves and high-rise towers in the towns to the north, concerned residents formed the Friends of the Weehawken Waterfront. At the time, Weehawken’s waterfront was an expansive 142 acres of undeveloped land. As with all plans, it began by mapping the public street system. In Weehawken, that meant defining blocks for private development, land at the river’s edge for public space, and a continuous waterfront park. The proposed blocks and buildings sought to echo the human scale and character found in the older Weehawken neighborhoods that sit atop the Palisades. The public streets — the public rights-of-way — would ensure full public access to a public park at the river’s edge that would be unimpeded by private development. [Needless to say, this plan was not adopted by the Township.]