HOBOKEN CITY COUNCIL MEETING ON REBUILD BY DESIGN HUDSON RIVER PROJECT

The Hoboken City Council will host a virtual public meeting on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to discuss the Rebuild by Design Hudson River coastal flood risk reduction project. The meeting will take place via zoom beginning at 6:00 p.m. on September 9th, and will be available to the public via the following platforms: 

The meeting will include a presentation on Cove Park and public comment to comply with provisions of Chapter 56A Public Hearing and City Council Recommendation Required for a Change in Purpose or Use. The meeting will also include general project updates on schedule, easements and construction.

Public portion will be held virtually starting at 6:00 p.m. for any general comments or comments on resolutions. Comments will be limited to 5 minutes in total. All written correspondences to the City Clerk will become part of the record.
*Please limit all statements to a maximum of 5 minutes.*
Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Zoom Instructions:

In order to use the Zoom platform to join the meeting, you can join via desktop or smartphone app at the following link:

You may also use a direct phone line to connect to the Zoom meeting with the following information:
• Phone Number: +1 646 876 9923 US
• Meeting ID: 898 7207 0896
• Passcode: 834966

Please follow these steps to join Zoom by desktop or app:
1. Click on the link above to enter the meeting.
2. If for some reason you are having trouble with the link, go to zoom.us and on the top right corner, click “Join a Meeting”
a. Once prompted, enter the meeting using the ID number:
b. Select button "Join Meeting."
c. You may be prompted to enter your name.
d. In the bottom left corner, please make sure to click the microphone button so as to Mute your device (when on mute, a diagonal line will appear through the microphone icon).
e. If you would like to speak, you will be asked through the "CHAT" function in the bottom center of the screen which topic you would like to speak on. There are two options: (a) Second Reading Ordinances; and (b) Public Portion (for all other comments). The latter should be selected to speak on Resolutions. Please be specific to identify the ordinance or resolution on which you will be speaking.
f. You will be placed in the waiting room until it is your time to speak. You will be instructed when it is your opportunity to speak.
g. While speaking, in order to view all speakers, select the option for "Gallery View" in the top right corner from the menu.


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).