A window of opportunity on the waterfront
Right here and right now, we have the opportunity, resources, and the KMS/Postal team to, at last, realize the potential of Hoboken’s south waterfront.
Today … a Postal Service vehicle parking lot and loading dock at the south end of Sinatra Drive and at the front door to Hoboken’s beautiful Pier A Park. The lot is greatly underutilized and as federal property it generates zero school and real estate taxes for the city.
Tomorrow … a new, state-of-the-art Hilton Hotel helps define the south end of Hoboken’s spectacular waterfront. The Hoboken Hilton is an elegant, full-service destination for Hoboken residents and for visitors from around the world. Featuring iconic architecture, high-end amenities and a beautiful roof-top event space with spectacular views, the new Hoboken Hilton is worthy of its prime location. The surrounding neighborhood is transformed into an animated streetscape with greatly improved pedestrian access to the waterfront as well as improved parking and traffic flow. Hotel guest parking is provided offsite via 24/7 valet service to nearby private garages. Local businesses thrive due to the influx of new visitors. Hoboken’s historic Post Office is preserved and improved with upgraded systems, renovated work spaces and a new and larger enclosed loading dock on 1st Street. Partnering with the U.S. Postal Service, KMS Development Partners’ post office renovation and new hotel project has transformed a previously underutilized corner of Hoboken’s waterfront into one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the Mile Square City.
The new Hoboken Hotel is projected to provide $ 1.77 million annually in real estate and hotel taxes to the City and school district. This newly created source of revenue helps the City stabilize taxes and fund city improvements.
The future of Hoboken’s South Waterfront is in your hands … KMS’s proposed hotel development and post office modernization is the only redevelopment initiative proposed for this site in the last 80 years. The opportunity to responsibly and creatively redevelop this industrial site is possible due to a unique partnership between one of the country’s most well-known and respected public-private partnership developers and the U.S. Postal Service.
For this to happen the City needs to adopt a viable Redevelopment Plan and soon. This planning and approval process has been going on for more than 5 years, and has no definitive timeline for final resolution. The agreement between KMS and the USPS will expire soon, and if the City of Hoboken does not adopt a Redevelopment Plan this year, this unique opportunity to redevelop this site and create real value for Hoboken may be lost forever.
Learn more, take action and show your support …. for the new Hoboken Hotel and Post Office redevelopment. If you have any questions or want to learn more about the proposed hotel, simply e-mail us and a KMS representative will get back to you shortly.
You can also take action now and show your support by adding your name to an online petition of support for the proposed Hoboken hotel. After signing the petition of support, you will have the option to agree to receive regular updates about the project and to learn of other ways you can show your support.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about this exciting opportunity for the City of Hoboken and to learn how you can help to make the new Hoboken waterfront hotel a reality. Please check back regularly for project updates and like our Facebook page.
- Full-service Hilton Hotel by Hilton Hotels & Resorts
- A minimum of 349 Richly Appointed Guestrooms
- Approximately 6,000 SF Roof Top Event Space & Terrace Offering Unparalleled Views (weddings, banquets, etc.)
- More than 6,000 SF of State-of-the Art Meeting / Conference Facilities
- Restaurant & Bar
- Executive Lounge
- Fitness Center
- Business & Connectivity Center
- Gift Shop
- Concierge / Bellman Service
- Valet Parking to Private Garage
- Iconic architecture – Glass and metal enclosed
- Distinctive design by Cooper Carry Associates – one of the country’s premier hospitality planning and design firms
- Approximately 20 floors including the roof-top event space and terrace
- Extensive pedestrian access and traffic circulation site improvements plus added on-street public parking and landscaping/lighting
- Porte-cochère for off-street guest drop off and pick up