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New proposal for Hoboken’s southern border

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The city of Hoboken and New Jersey Transit both presented plans at a council meeting Wednesday night for what they’d like to see built on the 52 acres owned by the transit agency along the city’s border with Jersey City.


A follow-up workshop for the public is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at City Hall, and will include a question and answer period.


The area in question covers the downtown Hoboken train terminal and rail yards and the half-mile stretch encompassing the southern side of Observer Highway (to be Observer Boulevard).


NJ Transit put forth a proposal in 2008 that included a 70-story office tower, but Hoboken activists believed the development was too large.


Over the last four years, the city and the transit agency have sparred over their plans. Last week, both entities presented their visions of what they would like to see on the land.


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