Resilient NJ Northeastern New Jersey



Later this year, as we develop solutions together, we will work on developing a detailed action plan. Input from you now will contribute to this process.

Read about ongoing work in the About Our Region report (disponible en español aquí) or explore the map below that highlights key projects that have been completed or are underway to address flooding in our region. The action plan that will be developed through this project will build on these efforts, which have been led by a variety of local, regional, state, and federal entities. The map also shows locations of completed or planned green infrastructure projects, which are important projects for stormwater management and increasing green space.

Note: Various layers on the map will appear as you zoom in and out.

This page of the website will evolve as we move towards developing an action plan to address flood risk.

Resilient Northeastern New Jersey Roadmap

Below are links to resiliency efforts in the Northeastern New Jersey region that helped pave the way to Resilient Northeastern NJ and a look at the program’s anticipated timeline.


    • Newark Sustainability Action Plan– Vision for a sustainable Newark. Read the plan here.
    • Hoboken Resiliency and Readiness Plan– Proposed actions for Hoboken to take based on damages experienced during Hurricane Sandy. Read the plan here.
    • Hoboken Green Infrastructure Strategic Plan– Strategy for implementing green infrastructure across Hoboken, incorporating public input. Read the plan here.
      • Jersey City Sandy Recovery Strategic Recovery Planning Report– Documented damages from Hurricane Sandy in Jersey City. Includes proposed draft action plan. Read the report here.
      • Hudson County Sandy Strategic Recovery Planning Report – Documented damages from Hurricane Sandy across Hudson County; includes proposed repair measures and a draft action plan. Read the report here.
    • Visualizations of Adaptation Scenarios and Next Steps White Paper– Concept plans and visualizations for proposed resiliency measures in Jersey City, prepared by Michael Baker for Jersey City. Read the report here.
    • South Ironbound Resiliency Action Plan– Resiliency recommendations for the South Ironbound neighborhood, prepared by Ironbound Community Corporation and American Planning Association. Read the plan here.
    • Hoboken Resilient Building Design Guidelines– Summary of construction requirements in flood hazard areas and guidance on best practices. Read the guidelines here.
    • Engaging and Strengthening Hudson County– Concurrent with development of 2016 Hudson County Master Plan Re-examination, Parks Master Plan, Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan, and County Capital Improvement Plan. Read more about the planning initiative here.
    • Updated Hudson County Land Development Regulations– Updated land development regulations focused on flood resilience and complete streets. Read the updated land development regulations here.
    • Jersey City Resiliency Master Plan, Adaptation Master Plan, and Urban Environmental Green Infrastructure Plan– Vulnerability and risk assessments for Jersey City, further-developed proposed resiliency measures that had been identified in Michael Baker Report, and strategies for green infrastructure across the city. Read a summary document of the reports here.
    • Newark Coastal Vulnerability Assessment– Coastal vulnerability assessment for portions of downtown Newark, prepared by Rutgers. Read the report here.
    • Hoboken Master Plan Green Building and Environmental Sustainability Element– Numerous sustainability and resiliency recommendations, including those related to coastal and rainfall flooding. Read the plan here.
    • Bayonne Master Plan Re-examination Report– Focus on redevelopment and economic revitalization across Bayonne. Read the report here.
    • Jersey City Resilient Design Handbook– Guidelines for residents and businesses on incorporation of green infrastructure and designing resilient buildings. Read the handbook here.
    • Hoboken Master Land Use Element– Recommendations related to stormwater management. Read the plan here.
    • Essex County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Newark participated in the Essex County 2020 update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Access the plan and additional information here.
    • Hudson County Hazard Mitigation Plan– Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City each participated in the Hudson County 2020 update to the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Access the plan and additional information here.

    What do we want our region to look like in 2070? What should stay the same and what should change? What do we want our relationship with water to look like?


    What neighborhoods and infrastructure in our region are most at risk of flooding today and in the future (2070)? What tools do we have to address these risks?


    What policies, programs, or projects can be implemented to address risks and achieve the identified visions? How will the solutions impact our region?


    What actions do we commit to? What is needed to accomplish these actions? How can each person in our region do something to help?

Get Involved

If you live or work in Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken, or Bayonne, you are the most important stakeholder. Most likely, you have already been impacted by flooding in some way and the long-term effects of Resilient Northeastern New Jersey will affect your community. Your input is vitally important to support the development of an effective roadmap for flood reduction that will also improve the daily quality of life in your region.


Get Resilient NJ project updates!

You can easily get project updates by signing up via the form below, or simply leave a voicemail with your email address and/or comments on our project hotline at 201-275-0861. Staffing constraints do not allow for callbacks, but all comments will be reviewed and considered. Look forward to hearing from you!


Tell us what is important to you!

Take this survey so you can tell us about the places you value most in your neighborhood or areas where you have seen flooding.

Download the Irys app on your mobile phone to report current or past flooding, share your input directly to the project team, and get regular project updates. You can also plot your thoughts on our map!

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