The Monarch at Shipyard project proposed by Ironstate Development in uptown Hoboken calls for two 11-story residential buildings just east of the Hudson Tea Building near the waterfront.
The Hoboken City Council and Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer have all opposed the project. Open space activists have also publicly opposed the proposal.
The developer would likely have to revise the proposal and go back to the county to gain the county Planning Board's approval, sources say.
The project recently got the go-ahead from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, but the city has vowed to appeal the DEP's decision.
The project will also go before the Hoboken Planning Board in early March.
Hoboken residents and Planning Board members Jamie Cryan and Freeholder Anthony Romano both voted no.
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