The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Hudson River Project team asked community members to identify preferences for design of the parks, sidewalks, alleys, urban streets, and green corridors through which a flood barrier will be constructed in Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City starting in 2019.

At the meeting, Hoboken Mayor Bhalla reported that the Governor’s Office is likely to resolve an open issue in early June:  alignment of part of the barrier either through or next to a rail yard. State and municipal officials seek a solution that will not compromise projected revenue to the state from redevelopment of the rail yard, will not impede rail operations, but will maximize flood risk reduction for Hoboken. Read more>>