Citywide Wayfinding and First Street Streetscape Revitalization Community Meeting
- Where: Hoboken Multi-Service Center, Community Room. 124 Grand Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
- When: March 26, 7PM
In December 2014, the City of Hoboken announced plans to improve the streetscape along First Street from the western edge of the city at Paterson Avenue to the intersection with Bloomfield Street in the city’s central business district. Funded by an $880,000 federal grant, the project also includes development of new visual identity and citywide wayfinding systems. At a community meeting January 22, the design and engineering firms working on the project presented an early look at the plans. These are known as 30% construction documents in industry parlance, and show the streetscape improvement elements planned for each intersection.
The next step in the process was to refine the designs with community input, and the City of Hoboken formed a focus group – comprised of about 50 residents, including Gotham & Hudson editor Stewart Mader – to work with the designers. Throughout February and early March, the group provided input to refine design concepts and help ensure the identity and wayfinding systems meet the needs of a complete group of street users, including pedestrians, cyclists, businesses, and drivers.
This Thursday, the second public meeting will be held to present the 50% construction documents and design plans, which incorporate input from the public and focus group. Continues..