Launched by the City of Hoboken, the Maritime Park Concept Design spans from March 2023 to November 2023 and includes a multi-disciplinary core team led by Dattner Architects, with SCAPE, Indigo River and Kimley Horn. As the final missing link in completing Hoboken’s section of the New Jersey Hudson River Walkway, the site’s conversion to the new Maritime Park will create a contiguous waterfront park from southern Pier A all the way north to Weehawken Cove.
The Hoboken Maritime Park Project is a visioning, planning, and community engagement process to re-imagine the former Union Dry Dock, the last remaining industrial site along the Hoboken waterfront.
The intent is to build sustainable and resilient pieces of public parks infrastructure for the visitors and residents while maintaining the city’s waterfront history.
The first of three planned public meetings was held April 4th, 2023. Its aim was to share and discuss the project team’s site analysis and include the community in the visioning process though science fair-style thematic stations. The feedback gathered in the first workshop as well as the online survey informed three design approaches that were presented in a Public Meeting on July 11, 2023.
We are excited to share the Design Approaches presented at the meeting.
By aligning the Hudson River Walkway with Frank Sinatra Drive, the Civic Pier Approach provides expansive spaces for gathering including a Civic Hub (building), Lookout Lawn, and a reconstructed Programmed Pier with berths for Event Barges. The Civic Pier Approach provides Hoboken with a civic waterfront destination centered around gathering and immersive river experiences.
You can view the presentation and work the team has done to date and stay informed for future updates at the following website: https://maritime-park-cityofhoboken.hub.arcgis.com/
The future Maritime Park site sits within a short walking distance to a series of well-loved public parks and open spaces. The close proximity of a number of existing programs and amenities should inform the program selection for the future park to avoid redundancy. The unique location of the site along the waterfront should be seen as an opportunity to establish a new relationship with the water.
“This is an important moment in Hoboken’s history, in which residents will help us build a beautiful waterfront park that will benefit generations of Hoboken residents to come… We’ve fought long and hard to ensure this site is preserved for resident access, and I’m excited to hear what amenities our community envisions for this world class park.” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla in his fourth State of the City address in March 2023.