Plan for Castle Point/Stevens

For the past ten years, FBW has developed a series of detailed plans to correct the problems at Hoboken’s central waterfront, including:

  • Connecting the missing links in the waterfront park
  • Making Sinatra Drive pedestrian-friendly
  • Bringing Fourth and Fifth Streets directly to the waterfront
  • Preventing an exposed parking garage from facing the waterfront and Sinatra Park
  • Relocating a riverfront surface parking lot
  • Continuing the remarkable canopy of trees planted along the waterfront promenade that ends abruptly at Fourth Street
  • Extending the South Waterfront’s bicycle path that also ends abruptly at Fourth Street

Stevens Institute of Technology owns one of the most valuable, undeveloped waterfront parcels along the Hudson River waterfront: the land west of Sinatra Drive between Fifth and Sixth Streets. This parcel, if developed properly by extending Fifth Street directly to Sinatra Drive, presents a unique opportunity to create a lively waterfront streetscape along a pedestrian-friendly Sinatra Drive. Sinatra Park could then be connected to Castle Point Park, completing a critical link in the waterfront park. Finally, Stevens’ surface parking lot at this riverfront location could be relocated to the proposed garage, hidden behind academic facilities.

By executing such a plan, the City of Hoboken would become a model for waterfront planning that other communities would seek to emulate.

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Stevens proposes its ‘little plan’ for waterfront (April 2009)

FBW plan for Castle Point-Stevens

FBW’s 2001 plan for the Castle Point-Stevens Institute portion of Hoboken’s waterfront.

Stevens Institute of Technology owns one of the most valuable, undeveloped waterfront parcels along the Hudson River waterfront: the land west of Sinatra Drive between Fifth and Sixth Streets.