Open up Hoboken's Warrington Plaza to the Hoboken community
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Warrington Plaza is the small cobble-stoned courtyard outside of the Lackawanna Terminal, in downtown Hoboken, NJ. The property belongs to New Jersey Transit, but last June, the Hoboken City Council designated LCOR a conditional developer for the site. LCOR has pledged to re-open the space for public use and has identified a preferred vendor who will operate an outdoor European-style market. However, a letter from LCOR, dated April 24, 2017 delays this project from an initial summer 2017 opening... until next year, saying: "the broad base of initiatives being implemented by LCOR to advance the (NJ Transit Rail Yards) Redevelopment Plan and Agreement, when coupled with the complexities associated with activating the plaza, now make 2018 a more realistic activation goal".
Hoboken residents, workers, commuters and visitors have long walked past this blighted area, filled with trash, broken lights and general disrepair. This is not an acceptable upkeep of the space and waiting another year is not fair to the residents of downtown Hoboken. We want access to our waterfront and would benefit greatly from having a world-class outdoor european market -- permitting local vendors, residents and visitors to shop locally and eat healthier while appreciating the rich history that the plaza offers. Therefore, this petition urges the Zimmer Administration, LCOR and New Jersey Transit to put the interest of the community first and immediately convene to discuss tangible ways to activate the project, this year.
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