Hoboken Hosts Workshop to Help Residents Understand Building Options

Hudson Reporter: Mayor Dawn Zimmer, along with a city planner and a floodplain expert, presented ways to lower residents’ flood insurance and talked about anti-flooding building guidelines at a workshop for residents Tuesday night, Oct. 25, at the Wallace Elementary School.

Jennifer Gonzalez, principal planner for the city, Brendan Kane of Flood Risk Evaluator, helped the mayor lead the discussions.

Four years after the city was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, community-wide flood protections are being implemented, including new pump stations and parks with water retention features. The city is also in the midst of a federally funded “Rebuild by Design” project that includes adding flood walls to protect the city from storms.

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