The Quality of Life Coalition (QLC) has mobilized the community for a number of causes:
- Open and responsive government
- Protecting our environment
- Appropriately scaled development
- Creating and improving open spaces
- Historic preservation
- Community-based solutions for the myriad problems that arise in a densely populated urban city, such as parking, public transit, flooding, etc.
What We’ve Done
- Hosted moderated candidates forums for municipal and school board elections, with questions submitted by the audience
- Succeeded in convincing New Jersey Transit (after a two-year effort) to move the route of the Hudson/Bergen Light Rail Line to the western side of Hoboken.
- Prevented construction of a new arena for the New Jersey Devils over the Erie Lackawanna train yards.
- Successfully defeated proposals for high-rise development on 1600 Park Avenue. The area is now designated as park space.
- Prevented building on the piers in north Hoboken in conjunction with the Fund for a Better Waterfront
- Fought mid-rise development proposals for 800 Jackson Street adjacent to the Hudson/Bergen Light Rail station
- Joined with Hoboken Parks in a court case regarding 900 Monroe.
- Partnered with the People for Open Government and succeeded in passing anti pay-to-play laws and other restrictive measures on developers in Hoboken.
- Protested the use of eminent domain on Grand Street
- Organized public meetings regarding Hoboken’s ownership of St. Mary’s Hospital (what is now the Hoboken University Medical Center).
- Attempted to save historic buildings at the Maxwell House site and the old Clam Broth House.
- Advocated at Zoning Board to preserve the historically significant buildings at the Neumann Leathers and Holy Innocents sites.