1999  John J. McMullen, the owner of the New Jersey Devils hockey team, sought to obtain the air rights over the Hoboken rail yard to build a 3.3 million square foot complex containing a 18,500 seat arena. 

2008  Hoboken Mayor David Roberts hired Fox Fowle (later renamed fxcollaborative) to come up with a massive 9.2 million square feet master plan project to be built over the train station and rail tracks.

2012 Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer proposed a 3.2 million square foot Hoboken Rail Yard Redevelopment Plan on ten acres stretching along the south side of Observer Highway from Marin Boulevard to the Hoboken Train Terminal.

2015 The Fund for a Better Waterfront proposed its own plan for the same 10-acre site but keeping building heights below 17 stories and creating well-defined development parcels by extending Hoboken’s traditional street grid through the site.

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