An oddly shaped lot on Hoboken’s west side recently took a step toward revitalization as officials advanced a proposal to add a new mixed-use development to a growing neighborhood.
During their January 17 meeting, Hoboken’s City Council approved a redevelopment agreement with 118 Clinton Associates LLC. The company owns several parcels at 61 Jackson Street, which are also known as 9 Paterson Avenue.
Plans first emerged way back in 2021 to revamp the triangle lot, which stands alone surrounded by roads. But no work has begun at the property since the spectacularly named G. Millz Boken Roadhouse closed up shop.
The first plan called for a seven-story building at the lot, but the version in the approved redevelopment plan is a bit smaller in scale. Designed by Nastasi Architects, the new scheme calls for a five-story complex with eight condominiums, with each unit containing either a private planted outdoor terrace space or a roof deck.
Approximately 2,500 square-feet of total ground floor commercial space is included in the plan, essentially replacing the existing former restaurant’s retail footprint. As part of the redevelopment agreement, the builder is required to purchase approximately 950 square feet of right-of-way from Hoboken that falls along Jackson Street and Observer Highway in exchange for $500,000.
The current proposal still requires planning board approval but is notable after years of little news for the property. The surrounding area has several notable endeavors underway including the massive Southwest Market, which is adaptively re-using and expanding a former My-T-Fine Pudding factory into nine-story, 126-unit mixed use complex set to include a supermarket, 46,000 square feet of retail, and a public interior courtyard.
The city is also undertaking a permanent expansion of the Southwest Park, which will add about an acre of open space to the landscape. FEMA awarded Hoboken a $6 million federal grant last year to complete that work.