Gov. Phil Murphy and Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla have settled the issue of the Union Dry Dock property and that the New Jersey Transit board meeting tomorrow will be cancelled, according to a statement released today by Bhalla’s office.
“I am glad the meeting is being canceled and we now have an opportunity to find a use for the land through an open and public process,” said Bhalla. “It is still my goal to provide a contiguous waterfront in Hoboken, and I look forward to working with the Governor’s office, New Jersey Transit, and New York Waterway to make this a reality and find a reasonable alternative location for the fueling and maintenance site.”
As reported by the New Jersey Globe yesterday, Bhalla has agreed to end eminent domain proceedings and withdraw the city’s offer to buy the land. The Hoboken City Council is expected to ratify the deal at their meeting tomorrow.
“This resolution is the latest in a series of good-faith efforts on our part to cooperate with all parties,” said Bhalla. “I thank Governor Murphy for working with me to ensure an open and transparent process.”