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City Goes Out to Bid to Start Construction on New Uptown Park

A traffic signal will also be installed there by the county.

The city has advertised a bid for the construction of the first phase of 1600 Park and the Hoboken Cove.

, the lack of a traffic signal at that location, other changes in construction and have delayed the project. 

The work for which the city is looking to hire a contractor include the construction of a multi-use field with lighting as well as bleachers and leaning rails along the Park Avenue service road.

The park will also feature a rest room, benches, a dog run, a sliding hill, picnic benches and bike racks. The city has posted the conceptual master plan for the full park development on its website

The traffic signal that is needed up there will be installed by the county. The light with a pedestrian countdown timers will be placed at 16th Street and Parke Avenue.

Without the signal, Mayor Dawn Zimmer has said,

The construction of Hoboken Cove, to the east of 1600 Park, will be part of the second phase of the construction, expected to take place in the spring of 2013.

In order to finish more work—including the boat house and improvements to the waterfront—more fundraising will have to be done, according to the city. 

FranzZimmer August 30, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I sure hope Dawn loses this upcoming election. Maybe if we got someone with a brain in office stuff would actually get done. All Zimmer does is blame everyone but herself,in fact she has never publicly said once she is wrong for anything. You all voted for her, you know who you are and now look at Hoboken, slowly sinking, crumbling, everything delayed, parking tickets you don't serve, the list is endless. Way to go folks!! You don't go from being a bar mitzvah photographer, to council to a mayor. She is poison for Hoboken.
KenOn10 August 30, 2012 at 09:58 PM
"Hoboken Cove .... will be part of the second phase of the construction, expected to take place in the spring of 2013." What a laugh! if the FIRST phase takes place as early as the spring of 2013, I will be amazed. At least the geese have a feeding grounds in the mean time...
ThisMeansWar August 31, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Franz - here's my guess. Zimmer is paying you. She wants to make her opposition look like utter morons. She really is nefarious.
peterbelfiore August 31, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Hobbs, Me Negative, surely you jest. If you are marking time until the completion of the nascent park, you should agree, three and one-half years of the ten years you indicated occured during Dawn's term as mayor. The "Year of the Parks" turn out to be no more than de minimus upgrades to existing pocket parks. Perry
Hi August 31, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Always can count on your politically based negativity, pomposity and your very poor choice of "friends," :-)

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