Mayor Bhalla invites residents to first public engagement session on 800 Monroe Resiliency Park

The 1.43-acre property will be the city's fourth resiliency park, providing open space amenities and rainfall flood mitigation.

Residents will be invited to participate in several public engagement sessions on the city’s newest resiliency park located at 800 Monroe Street.

The 1.43-acre property will part of the city’s effort to reduce floods and provide open space amenities for residents. The property was acquired through the land swap agreement known as the Monarch Settlement Agreement.

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As part of the agreement, the City also secured approximately $550,000 in funding from the developer for the 800 Monroe design process.

The City will also receive $15 million in community benefit contributions for the construction of the park and Green Circuit, which includes a protected bike lane, through a new redevelopment agreement for 930 Monroe St. 

“Instead of a large residential building, residents in West Hoboken will soon have another beautiful resiliency park to enjoy,” said Mayor Bhalla. “Not only will this park improve the quality of life for everyone and provide important outdoor amenities, but it will also be the latest step to add even more flood infrastructure to the park to tackle heavy rainfall flooding. It’s yet the latest win-win for Hoboken, and I look forward to collaborating with the community to develop the park’s features.”

The engagement session will take place in the Hoboken High School cafeteria at 800 Clinton St. at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26.

The project team for the property will use public input gathered through future surveys and meetings to incorporate feedback regarding the community’s open space needs into the final design, according to the city’s press release.

The park will also include above and below-ground infrastructure to mitigate area flooding caused by heavy rainfall.

The park will become the City’s fourth resiliency park following the Southwest Resiliency Park and its expansion, the 7th & Jackson Resiliency Park, and the Northwest Resiliency Park, currently under construction. Once completed, all four resiliency parks will detain more than 3 million gallons of stormwater during heavy rainfall events combined.

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Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, Staff Writer
Jordan Coll, is a journalist who currently lives in Jersey City. He graduated with a degree in journalism at Florida International University and is pursuing his masters at Columbia University School of Journalism.
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