We believe that successful waterfronts begin with sound planning, time-tested urban design and an understanding that the water’s edge belongs to the public.

Final Planning Board hearing on Hartz Mountain’s proposal for twin high-rise towers at Weehawken Cove scheduled for Thursday, May 28

The Hartz Mountain Atir Site is situated on the Weehawken Cove just north of the Hoboken border. On the Hoboken side of the Cove, a 3-acre park is proposed as part of the federally-funded Rebuild by Design project. The Atir project is one of a series of increasingly massive residential buildings at Lincoln Harbor. At the remote hearing on May 19, objectors presented their expert witnesses, an engineer and a planner. In her testimony, the planner detailed the failure of Hartz to property design this project in accordance with sound planning principles. Information about logging into the meeting on the 28th will be provided on the Weehawken Township’s website.


Shipyard developers have sought to privatize an otherwise public waterfront that has benefited them immensely

We drew our line in the sand at Sinatra Drive. On the river-side, it would be public. Upland to the west, there would be new blocks for private development. For the past 30 years, we have fought many battles to preserve the potential for making the waterfront park to the east of Sinatra Drive continuous and fully connected, and unobstructed by private development. The extended public street grid ensured that front doors of new buildings, many with ground floor shops and restaurants, faced the street and public riverfront park.



With demise of Google’s plan, Toronto has opportunity to create a truly public lakefront

OP-ED by architect Craig Whitaker:  The recent announcement that Sidewalks Lab was abandoning its plan for redeveloping 800 acres of the Toronto lakefront now offers the city a once in a lifetime opportunity to get it right, to create a real world-class waterfront. The Sidewalks Lab plan was essentially a real estate venture designed to get Google to the lake. That was a subtle, but vastly different goal than getting Toronto to the lake.

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