Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gym Overcomes Hoboken Zoning Climb

Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Gym Overcomes Hoboken Zoning Climb

(photo via The Gravity Vault)

Hoboken’s uptown development will reach a new summit, as The Gravity Vault has been approved by the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustments to open up shop in Hoboken, by a vote of 5-2.

Bijou Properties was granted approval for its application with the ZBA to develop a property on Willow and 15th. Plans include replacing a vacant single-story warehouse with 14,000 sq/ft of small office space, a “national retailer” and The Gravity Vault Indoor Rock Climbing Gym.

The Gravity Vault currently has three locations in suburban New Jersey, but has been trying for years to find a location in Hoboken. Their previous attempt was part of the proposed 1300 Jefferson project, which was rejected by the ZBA in 2014.

This latest move is part of the ongoing uptown renaissance taking place here in northernmost Hoboken, joining developments like NoVia Flats, and supplemented by cultural/hospitality initiatives like the expanding Mile Square Theatre, Pilsener Haus Biergarten, and the trailblazing Carpe Diem—a neighborhood pub and restaurant that has been steadfastly burning the candle for Hoboken’s development north of the viaduct over the past decade.

Authored by: hMAG