Please join us at our first Harsimus Cove Association General Meeting of 2017! We will meet on Monday, January 9 at 7:30 PM at Grace Church Van Vorst, which is on the corner of 2nd and Erie Streets.
We’ll start 2017 off with an introduction to the new board. Check out their bios here: http://harsimuscove.org/board-of-directors
Safe Streets JC
Kara Hrabosky and Paul Bellan Boyer will join us to discuss their city-wide effort to improve traffic safety. They will report on their December 13 meeting with Mayor Fulop, Public Safety Director Shea, Freeholder O’Dea, key members of the JCPD and County Sheriffs, and the County traffic engineers. They will also explain how you can contribute to this grass-roots effort.
Safe Streets JC will hold a meeting in February to obtain public input about specific traffic safety concerns. Then Safe Streets JC will have its next meeting with the Mayor in March. Come to our General Meeting this Monday to learn more.
Can’t make it? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
246 Bay Street Developer Presentation
Architect Jorge Mastropietro, on behalf of the owner of 246 Bay Street, will present proposed plans for a renovation and extension of 246 Bay Street. The project will require two variances. The first variance is related to the extension of the commercial space to cover 100% of the lot. The second variance is related to the addition of a roof-top sunroom.
A diagram of the 246 Bay Street project can be found here: http://harsimuscove.org/sites/default/files/264%20Bay%20Street%20Diagram.jpg
At our General Meeting, the architect will explain the plans and attendees will be able to ask questions. There will be a discussion and all members present will vote to approve or oppose the project.
Brief News & Updates
Proposed Roberto Clemente Redevelopment Plan
The HCA Construction and Development Committee is currently reviewing the proposed Roberto Clemente Redevelopment Plan, slated for the area bounded by Manila Avenue, Marin Boulevard, and 6th and 8th Streets, just north of Harsimus Cove. There will be an in-depth discussion of the Roberto Clemente RDP at the February 2017 HCA General Meeting. In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, email HarsimusCoveAssociation@gmail.com.
Master Plan Update
Jersey City posted information regarding the Master Plan and the data collected during their kick off meetings and through the online survey. You can check out the results here: http://www.jerseycitynj.gov/masterplan/
We are seeking updates on revised timelines and opportunities for additional input for the public. Email HarsimusCoveAssociation@gmail.com if you have any specific questions you want addressed.
Community Events & Updates
Free Road Diet Workshop
NJTPA and Together North Jersey are pleased to partner to offer a free one-day workshop that explores how “Road Diets” can improve safety, operations, and livability in communities.
Learn about the different types of Road Diets and why they work, identify roads that are good candidates for Road Diets, practice reallocating street space for other uses, including non-motorized user needs. The workshop is Thursday, January 13, from 9 AM to 4 PM. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fhwas-road-diet-workshop-january-12-or-january-13-tickets-29257949314
Christmas Tree Collection
Christmas Tree collection is every Thursday for the month of January (1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26). Trees must be free of ornaments and/or lights and placed curbside Wednesday night between the hours of 7 and 10 PM for Thursday collection. Once curbside, any and all bags must be removed from the tree.