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- Senator Sacco’s bill would put people in harm’s way
- Six months later, relief comes to NJ businesses
- Considering proposals to stem the tides by Canute, Bloomberg, and Zimmer
- 79% of Hoboken falls into FEMA’s new flood zone!
- Flood insurance rates will skyrocket but City has opportunity to reduce your premiums by 45%
- Monarch Towers now in FEMA’s Coastal High Hazard Flood Zone
- The Long Slip Canal and protecting Hoboken from the next surge
- The morning after Sandy: Hoboken’s waterfront parks
- Shipyard attempts to reverse Planning Board
- FBW files motion to intervene
- Two strikes on the Monarch towers
- Freeholders counsel rejects Monarch appeal
- City sues Monarch developers for breach of contract
- County Planning Board stuns Monarch developers
- Can the waterfront walkway be a “street”?
- Shipyard’s Plan to Privatize Pier
- FBW challenges state approval
- DEP flouts its permit to restore pier
- Hudson River Walkway
- Will Hoboken Shipyard’s Pier 13 bring bad luck for public access?
- City Council ordinance key to completing plan for Hoboken’s central waterfront
- Hoboken vs. Jersey City waterfront
- What do Zuccotti Park and Hudson River Walkway have in common?
- The good news and the bad concerning Maxwell Place Park
- Roots over the River
- Hoboken’s original plan and first parks established in 1804
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We believe that successful waterfronts begin with sound planning, time-tested urban design and an understanding that the water’s edge belongs to the public.
On Monday, April 29, Governor Chris Christie along with HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that the federal government approved an initial allocation of $1.83 billion in Sandy relief funds for the State of New Jersey. Calling it the “first tranche” of federal support, the money will be disbursed in the form of grants for business owners in addition to funds for homeowners’ assistance. Read more.
New Jersey State Senators Nicholas Sacco of Hudson County and Joseph Kyrillos, Jr. of Monmouth County have introduced Senate Bill 2680 to remove the prohibition on building multi-family residential units, motels and hotels on piers in FEMA’s Coastal High Hazard Zone for select municipalities including the City of Hoboken. Piers which extend over large bodies of water, like the proposed site of the Monarch project, are extremely vulnerable to storms like Sandy and one of the reasons why FEMA defines these areas as high risk. Full story.
The Fund for a Better Waterfront will host an open House on Sunday, May 19 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Neumann Leather Building, 300 Observer Highway – Fourth Floor, Hoboken, NJ. FBW will also launch its new video that will be shown every hour on the hour featuring FBW planner/architect Craig Whitaker talking about the essential elements of urban design and planning. More info.
A New Jersey Supreme Court decision nearly 200 years ago became a landmark case preserving the right of public access to waters that are protected by the Public Trust Doctrine. The issue resurfaced last night as the Hoboken Planning Board considered an application by the Shipyard Associates to operate Pier 13 as a beer garden. The applicant repeatedly asserted that the pier is his private property, a claim the Board appeared to accept. However, the pier extends over the Hudson River, a body of water that is held in trust by the state for the benefit of the public. Read story.