The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, September 24, to receive community input on the scope and priorities of a $230 million flooding resiliency project for Hoboken, Weehawken and Jersey City.
“The Christie Administration is committed to using a comprehensive resiliency strategy to protect lives and property from the consequences of dangerous flooding,” said DEP Commissioner Bob Martin.
“The Rebuild by Design project for these communities is an important piece of this strategy by calling for a cooperative solution to flooding. It is a major undertaking that will require extensive input from leaders and residents in the three communities impacted by this project.”
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched the RBD competition in the summer of 2013 and awarded the DEP with $230 million in Community Development Block Grants to plan, design and construct the proposed project Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken.
The proposed project calls for a combination of hard infrastructure and soft landscaping to defend against flood waters.
The meeting, open to all interested residents, will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., September 24 at the Hoboken Multi Service Center, at 124 Grand Street.