LCOR is leading development to transform the Hoboken waterfront with the addition of a mix of resilient commercial, residential and public spaces to land adjacent to the Hoboken Terminal.
This week, CetraRuddy said proposed plans for the transformative, more than 1 million-square-foot Hoboken Connect project include a 389-unit residential tower designed by the New York-based architecture and interior design firm.
According to the announcement, construction for Hoboken Connect could begin in early 2023, pending final approvals by the city council and planning board.
CetraRuddy said its design, offering a mix of studio through three-bedroom layouts — with 20% of the units set aside as affordable housing — would be the first Hoboken Connect project to enter construction, replacing a surface parking lot located within walking distance of the train terminal.
According to the development team, resiliency is a major component of the overall project. That’s important for a city that was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and experiences habitual flooding. According to Flood Factor, an online tool from nonprofit First Street Foundation that assess flood risks across the nation, Hoboken “has a major risk of flooding over the next 30 years, which means flooding is likely to impact day to day life within the community.”
“Given the low-lying waterfront location’s sensitivity to storm surges and rising sea levels, flood resiliency considerations will inform every aspect of CetraRuddy’s site plan as well as the design of the building itself, with an eye towards a comfortable living experience in all weather conditions,” CetraRuddy said in its announcement.
According to the firm, Hoboken Connect is also set to include a 20-story office building with ground-level retail space, renovations for Hoboken Terminal and a redesign that would transform neighboring Warrington Plaza into a public, outdoor market.
Elsewhere, CetraRuddy said its portfolio of architecture and interior design projects in waterfront districts ranges from Red Hook, Brooklyn to Weehawken.