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Public Notice: Monroe Center Termination of Open Space Easements




Hoboken, NJ - Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Please be advised that in order to provide for the remediation, development and conveyance to the City of Hoboken of a 2.0 acre public park as well as other amenities in the Northwest Industrial Area of the City, and to establish public access to the park areas as set forth in certain Redevelopment Agreements to which the City is a party pursuant to Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1, et seq., the City is seeking the approval of the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, pursuant to the New Jersey Conservation Restriction and Historic Preservation Restriction Act, N.J.S.A. 13:8B-1 et seq., to terminate the following previously established Deeds of Open Space: (1) Deed of Easement for Public Space dated November 30, 2004 and recorded in the Office of the Hudson County Register in Deed Book 7459, Page 69 and re-recorded in Deed Book 7622, Page 276; and (2) Deed of Public Right of Way Easement dated November 30, 2004 and recorded in the Office of the Hudson County Clerk in Deed Book 7568, Page 316, as each of these Deeds of Open Space touch upon and concern those parcels located in the Monroe Center Area and designated as: Block 80, Lot 1.01 and Block 81, Lot 2.01 referred to as 701 Harrison Street; and Block 81, Lot 3.01 (Units A, B and C) referred to as 700 Monroe Street.

The Deeds of Open Space were originally implemented as part of a previous redevelopment project known as “Village West” which was approved by the Planning Board in or about 2004 and which approval was contingent upon the implementation of the Deeds of Open Space. Although the Deeds of Open Space were recorded, Village West was never developed and portions of the public space afforded by the Deeds of Open Space currently offer no reasonable public utility. The termination of the Deeds of Open Space will result in the remediation, development and conveyance of a 2.0 acre public park, as well as other amenities to be provided to the City, and the re-establishment of certain public access areas, all as further set forth in the City’s Resolution No. CD3 Authorizing the Public Hearings to Release the Deeds of Open Space which can be viewed on the City’s website at: www.hobokennj.gov/monroe as well as in the Office of the City Clerk located in City Hall, 94 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J. The City must conduct a public hearing pursuant to N.J.S.A. 13:8B-5 to solicit input from the public.  The City will conduct the public hearing on January 12, 2017 at 6:30PM at the Multi-Service Center, located at 124 Grand St, Hoboken, N.J.  Written comments may also be submitted to bforbes@hobokennj.gov.


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