The developer S. Hekemian who is proposing on the Riverfront tract is doing this much more aggressive project in Hoboken, on what has been the more deserted southern edge of town (near the NJ Transit tracks and the southern route out of town).

It’s big – 240 units, 180 spots and only 8,000 feet of retail space.

My question is, why is Hoboken not scared of this big density adder (Hoboken is not bigger than Cranford by all that much, and on much less land) and the stresses it would add on schools, sewer, police and parking, and so many in Cranford are terrified of what is essentially the square root of the residential?

Oh, the Hoboken one has an arts studio, that must be why it is okay with their residents.

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