Project Updates

11/24/15

New Stevens Academic complex approved – with quarrel over sky bridge

After more than 500 days, six hearings, and nearly 18 hours of testimony, members of the Stevens Institute of Technology community were thrilled to finally get approval for a new two-building complex.

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11/18/15

After 17 months, six hearings, and countless hours of discourse with experts and community members, Stevens Institute of Technology has the go-ahead to build its Academic Gateway Complex.

During a five-hour hearing Tuesday night, Nov. 17, the zoning board voted 6-1 to approve three zoning variances, as well as the site plan for the complex. The project, which is now able to begin construction, is expected to be complete by 2017 (around the time the school hopes to also finish the Babbio Center parking garage which the board will vote on in the near future).

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04/09/15

Stevens Institute of Technology is looking to build a new academic facility within the existing confines of the institute. The project—providing much-needed academic space and office space for the ever-expanding student body and faculty of what has become one of the top academic institutions in the country—had initially sparked some local controversy, to which Stevens responded by scaling back the size of the facility. Yet some opposition remains.

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04/06/15

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the hard work of our residents and Stevens Institute of Technology for their willingness to hear the concerns of their neighbors regarding the proposed Academic Gateway project. Specifically, I am very encouraged by the hard work of the Hudson Street Alliance for their advocacy in seeking a scaled down version of the project. As we can all agree, Stevens is a major asset to our City and continues to draw some of the brightest minds to Hoboken as professors, administrators, and students. There is a visionary and honorable stewardship today, with an associated and demonstrated commitment to enhancing Stevens and, at the same time, contributing to the betterment of Hoboken.

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03/16/15

It’s time for The Innovation University to be allowed to innovate

Dear Editor:

As the founder of the NJ Tech Meetup and proud Hoboken resident, I am writing to express my strong support for Stevens Institute of Technology’s application for the development of the Academic Gateway Complex, to be located on Hudson and Sixth Streets.

My relationship with Stevens began approximately 5 years ago when, as a Hoboken resident, I contacted the somewhat faceless university, pleading for a location to host our growing monthly gatherings. The then-current administration was apprehensive, but agreed to allow our few hundred member NJ Tech Meetup to meet on campus.

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03/04/15

Dear Chairman Aibel and Members of the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment:

As the founder of the NJ Tech Meetup as well as a proud Hoboken resident, I am writing to express my strong support for Stevens Institute of Technology’s application for the development of the Academic Gateway Complex, to be located on Hudson and Sixth Streets.

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03/04/15

Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition statement regarding the proposed Stevens Gateway Project:

The Hoboken Quality of Life Coalition commends the community group Hudson Street Alliance and the Stevens Institute of Technology for setting an excellent example for ensuring that development projects meet the needs of the community. The residents of Hudson Street came together to express their concerns logically and clearly, and Stevens listened and responded, opening a dialogue that led to better solution for the community. We hope this example will be followed again in the future.

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Submitted by:
Mary Kelly, Coordinator
Melissa Abernathy, Assistant Coordinator
Tom Chartier
Ines Garcia-Keim
Eduardo Gonzalez
Helen Manogue

02/23/15

View north on Hudson Street.  The Gateway is on the right.

Stevens Proposes Amended Complex
Hudson Street plan scaled down after neighbors cite concerns

Stevens Institute of Technology is scheduled to present its proposal for a two building, 90,000-square-foot academic complex to the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment this Tuesday. The project’s first major hurdle has already been cleared, as the Hudson Street Alliance, a coalition of concerned residents living in the posh brownstones that line Stevens’ western edge, has dropped its official opposition to the Academic Gateway Complex project.

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02/23/15

Dear Chairman Aibel and Board Members of the Hoboken Board of Adjustment:

This letter is submitted by the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees in support of Stevens Institute of Technology’s application for their Gateway project located on Hudson and Sixth Streets

Stevens occupies a unique and critical position in Hoboken, both physically and in the City’s commercial landscape. Its staff, students, visitors and parents contribute significantly to Hoboken’s economy. Not only do many of its students graduate and excel thereafter -- becoming corporate leaders or technological innovators -- but in specific instances they stay close to their academic roots. For example, this past fall at the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce’s business awards dinner one recipient was a company formed by a Stevens graduate that employs twenty people here in Hoboken.

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Submitted by:
Richard W. Mackiewicz, Jr., Esq.
President