Phillipsburg proposal includes hotel, apartments, concert venue | Regional

PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. – Phillipsburg could become an entertainment destination if a proposal for a waterfront hotel, apartments, and concert space becomes reality.

Town council went over the concept at its meeting Tuesday. The plan presented by Rathi Niyogi and Tatiana Eck, principals in Stateliner United LLC, met with unanimous approval.

“This will be the first major renovation in the town that I’ve ever seen,” said Councilman Robert Fulper.

Niyogi and Eck said Phillipsburg can draw visitors, just as Easton does with its restaurants and festivals. Both towns will benefit from increased activity on the east and west sides of the Delaware River, Niyogi said.

“The main idea of our project is to reconnect the city with the river,” Eck said. Pedestrian access from Main Street to Union Square would be improved. A parking area and apartments would be put up north of the Free Bridge, with a hotel and concert

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