The City of Hoboken recently announced a public meeting on August 31 to discuss the redevelopment of the area at 7th Street and Jackson. The plan for the area calls for 2 acres of public parks, open space, a municipal gymnasium, advanced storm water detention to aid in flood mitigation and mixed residential and retail components.
In case you haven’t heard, the National Weather Service (NWS) instituted a flash flood watch tomorrow for the tri-state area. The full announcement from the NWS is copied and linked below, however, we’re more interested in what long-term solutions are available with regards to flooding in Hoboken?
After years of debate over design, the western edge redevelopment plan was approved by the Hoboken City Council on August 5. The “western edge” is defined as an area stretching from 9th to 14th street in northwest Hoboken. The city identified this area as one in need of redevelopment in 2005, and now real change may be happening.
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