Public invited to Rebuild by Design meeting, Dec. 12 at 7 pm
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla and the City of Hoboken invite members of the community to a public meeting on the $230 Million Rebuild by Design flood risk reduction project. The meeting will update the public on the flood protection design, which includes a new park at Harborside Cove with a "resist" element. The meeting takes place on December 12 from 7-9 pm at the Multi-Service Center (124 Grand Street).
WHAT IS THE PROJECT?
The Rebuild by Design - Hudson River Project is a comprehensive urban floodwater management strategy to reduce the flood risk from storm surge and rainfall flood events to flood prone areas within the Project Area, which comprises the entire City of Hoboken, and adjacent areas of Weehawken and Jersey City. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $230 million to the State of New Jersey for the Project, which includes the design and environmental impact analysis of the overall comprehensive master plan of the entire project (including the Resist and Delay, Store, Discharge components) and funding for the construction of the Resist components (coastal storm surge projects).
WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT?
During this phase of work, the Resist components (flood control structures to resist storm surge) will be designed, which includes a proposed community park that incorporates flood control structures to resist storm surge. DEP is engaging the public and stakeholders in the Project Area to participate in the Project Area to participate in the design of the Resist components.