Hudson County Planning Board unanimously approves Story Dispensary in Hoboken – Hudson County View

The Hudson County Planning Board unanimously approved (7-0) Story Dispensary in Hoboken, which has recently drawn the ire of some neighbors, citing the limited scope of their review.

By Daniel Ulloa/Hudson County View

“Our impact is limited to impact on county infrastructure. The issue here is traffic, the location of this proposed dispensary is located at two county roads: 14th Street and Hudson Street,” said Planning Board Counsel Amanda Curley.

Curley said there would be a Hoboken Planning Board meeting in the future to discuss other any other issues related to the project

Jennifer Porter, counsel for the applicant, said that given the location, 51-53 14th Street, 45 percent of all visits to the dispensary would be via public transit.

“It is their intent to have their loading and unloading done in a nearby garage and escorting the appropriate staff with their security personnel,” added William Masol, Story’s traffic engineer.

“Could you explain the traffic counts?,” County Planner Francesca Giarratana asked.

Masol obliged, stating that the traffic impact assessment compared data from the most recently completed site and that of a high turnover sit-down restaurant, referring to the former Hudson Tavern.

“The ITE data is in no way

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