American Legion 107 Veteran’s Residences
Founded in 1920, the American Legion Post 107 located at 308 2nd Street in Hoboken, NJ, is the oldest operating Post in the State. The Legion is dedicated to serving veterans in and around Hoboken as well as the community at large. When Super Storm Sandy hit New Jersey in 2012, the Legion suffered devastating damage severely compromising its ability to provide services to the homeless veterans and others. Rebuilding seemed impossible on the 20’ x 75’ lot until the City approached the Legion with the offer to subdivide the adjacent City-owned parking lot to enlarge the Legion’s lot. The resulting new development includes a five-story mixed-use building providing four residential floors, each containing a studio and 1-bedroom apartment to be occupied by formerly homeless US Veterans, and 1,600 s.f. dedicated space for the new American Legion meeting hall and accessory spaces originally located in the Legion prior to Super Storm Sandy. Two apartments are designated as fully accessible for veterans with special needs, one unit is designed for the hearing and visually impaired, and all remaining units are handicap adaptable. The elevatored building also includes common laundry facilities on each floor, bike storage and other support spaces for building services. In addition to being constructed to withstand any future “Super Storms,” the new building incorporates energy-efficient design strategies, water conserving appliances and fixtures throughout the design, and durable finishes resulting in a more comfortable and cost-effective operation of the building.