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.

Planning the park at Union Dry Dock
First public meeting
Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm
Hoboken High School – 800 Clinton Street

The City of Hoboken has awarded a contract to a team headed by Dattner Architects to initiate a planning process that will culminate in a final plan for the park by this November. FBW will be monitoring this process closely and will provide you with regular updates. Click to connect to our op-ed: A Green + Blue Vision for Union Dry Dock, an Essential Link in Hoboken’s Waterfront Park.

“Few things ruin a public space more than being too specific. Good public, social spaces will be flexible, able to accommodate a variety of uses without being designed in such a way to favor one use over another.”

An excerpt from from an article, Social Infrastructure: The Real Investment Our Cities Need published in Strong Towns on February 18, 2023

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