Expansion Planned at Hoboken’s Arthur’s Tavern Property

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235 237 Washington Street Hoboken Current
235-237 Washington Street, Hoboken. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

A building that has stood for decades on a prominent corner in the Mile Square City could undergo a restoration and vertical extension that would also add a new storefront along 3rd Street.

Plans quietly emerged earlier this summer looking to revitalize a brick building at 235-237 Washington Street. The property has been home to many restaurants over the years including an establishment dubbed Hoboken House that operated through the 1980s.

235 237 Washington Street Hoboken Historic Hoboken House
Hoboken House. Photo courtesy of Hoboken Historical Museum.

The ground floor is currently home to Arthur’s Tavern, a steakhouse with several other locations in the Garden State. The company that owns the building is looking to revamp the property and is working towards doing so with Jersey City-based Urban Design Workshop, the firm that planned the restoration and expansion at 501 Washington Street that’s now home to apartments and a Paper Source outpost.

235 237 Washington Street Hoboken Rendering
Washington Street rendering. Image courtesy of Urban Design Workshop.

Plans submitted to the city envision the renovation of the existing building and the construction of an addition that totals five stories at the tallest point. The project looks to demolish the interior walls at the property while keeping the building’s shell intact. 18 total apartments are included in the proposal, breaking down as five studios, four one-bedrooms, and nine units that feature two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

235 237 Washington Street Hoboken Aerial Rendering
Aerial view. Image courtesy of Urban Design Workshop.

A second-floor common amenity space is included in the design, as is an added green roof and deck. The street level will feature black aluminum and cast-iron stone components and two retail spaces are featured in the design.

235 237 Washington Street Hoboken Third Street View
Third Street view. Image courtesy of Urban Design Workshop.

The first storefront, currently home to Arthur’s Tavern, will be entered on Washington Street and spans 2,420-square feet. The restaurant looks like it could be staying at the property, as a sign for Arthur’s is included in the project’s application.

235 237 Washington Street Hoboken Elevation
Image courtesy of Urban Design Workshop.

The second retail space would be entered on Third Street and consists of 2,395-square feet of space. Other improvements the plan seeks to install include a façade repair that will return the property to its red brick roots and a restoration of the building’s historic cornice.

Hoboken’s Historic Preservation Committee approved expansion plans at the building during their August 3 meeting after some changes were made to an initial proposal that was pitched in July.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I think it’s a good reimagining… the original buildings will be tidied up (let’s face it they are tatty right now) and the added in section is relatively anonymous looking and will not overpower the old buildings. If we want to complain about development in Hoboken we really should be putting a halt to the proposed hulking glass monolith Hôtel that is going to be built behind the Post Office!

  2. Well, they murdered everything else INCLUDING the TENEMENT DWELLERS WHO LOVED THIS CITY AND WERE BURNED OUT, NEVER FORGET THE GREED. BOTH CORPORATE AND POLITICAL.

  3. Is anything ever built in Hoboken so the “average” person could afford it? So much cookie-cutter over-development going on, where does it end?

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