HoboPAC??? Hoboken Considers Performing Arts Center Near Train Terminal
“Thank you Hoboken, GOOD NIGHT!!!”
In the latest issue of hMAG, writer Jack Silbert takes an in-depth look at the local live music scene—which seemingly remains very much alive.
Today, the City of Hoboken announced plans to consider further support of the arts here in town, exploring the possibility of a 23,000 square-foot performing arts center as part of the rail yard redevelopment plan.
“With almost unparalleled access to mass transit, southeast Hoboken could be the ideal place for a regional performing arts center for music, theater, dance, and more,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Along with the resurgence of the Monroe Arts Center, the preservation of Neumann Leathers through a proposed Rehabilitation Plan, and the construction of Mile Square Theatre’s new facility next to the Viaduct, the Hoboken community is demonstrating its commitment to artists and the arts.”
Given the size, the venue would potentially translate a facility that could accommodate 1,000 people.
According to a press release issued by the city, “if the idea has community support and is deemed to be economically feasible, the City will include the construction of the center in the negotiation of the Redevelopment Agreement with the designated redeveloper of the property owned by New Jersey Transit.”