A Hoboken-based company is looking to bring a two-story food hall to their latest project that aims to showcase entrepreneurs and local businesses inside their mixed-use development.
Jersey Digs has learned that plans are in the works to revitalize 710 Clinton Street. The land is currently home to Cobalt Stages, a video production soundstage that spans about a third of the block next to the Wonder Lofts project.
The parcel has been purchased by a subsidiary of the Taurasi Group, the company behind the sprawling Southwest Market currently under construction. Their Clinton Street plan calls for a five-story building with 11 residences above an indoor food court.
Designed by MVMK Architecture and Design, the food market portion calls for 15 small retail spaces plus an open floor area for kiosks on the first floor. The largest spaces in the market span about 600 square feet, while the smallest run about 250 square feet plus one 200 square foot space.
Documents submitted by the developer assert that the market “will provide an economic development benefit by providing start-up space for food industry entrepreneurs who could eventually shift into larger, more permanent locations within Hoboken’s business districts.”
The Taurasi Group’s application stays that future vendors are intended to be local, and customers would be able to enjoy their finds on a second-floor seating mezzanine accessible via stairs and elevator. The dining level is set to span 1,756 square feet while providing accessible restrooms and management offices.
The entrance to the market would be heavily glazed to provide inviting views for pedestrians. The exterior of the project façade would utilize a mix of metal cladding, cement board panels, brick veneer, and double-hung, aluminum-clad wood windows.
The remainder of the development would sport 11 apartments that are supersized by Hoboken standards, breaking as three two-bedrooms, three three-bedrooms, three four-bedrooms, and two five-bedroom spaces. The top two floors would feature duplex-style units and the second-floor units would sport 328 square foot private rear decks.
A bicycle room with 14 racks is included in the plan, as is a 1,500-square-foot common roof deck plus green roof.
The 710 Clinton Street application needs several variances to move forward. The first involves a d (1) use deviation for the food court, which will consist of Class III and IV restaurants. The project also needs a height variance for about 12 extra feet and for providing no parking when 31 spaces are required.
Three other variances related to maximum lot coverage of 100%, a lack of minimum rear yard setbacks, and a roof appurtenances deviation are also needed to move the project forward.
Hoboken’s zoning board heard a waiver request for 710 Clinton Street during the December 20 meeting before deeming the application incomplete. A new date has not yet emerged to hear the proposal.