With our Hudson River waterfront almost fully development, we can now turn our attention west, to the Hackensack River waterfront with its 10,000 proposed residential housing units and retail activity. The former PJP Landfill site provided the opportunity of a lifetime to create park and recreation facilities at the river edge, to support both planned development to the south and to help reduce our city’s open-space deficit. In fact, Hudson County had targeted this land as open space in its master plan, expanding Lincoln Park. Unfortunately, Jersey City re-zoned this site for a high-cube automated warehouse and distribution center the size of three football fields. Job promises are limited and not guaranteed while this development will now bring increased truck traffic to an already traffic clogged neighborhood. Time and time again, why does Jersey City continue to make poor choices and squander opportunities?
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