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DRAFT ACTION PLAN BY OCT. 23

The DRAFT Action Plan is the product of almost two years of collaboration, engagement, and technical analyses. It provides recommendations for projects, policies, and programs to address climate-related hazards like coastal flooding, stormwater flooding, heat, and poor air quality. The Action Plan organizes these recommendations into a roadmap to increase climate resilience in Northeastern NJ.

HOW DID WE GET HERE?

​Below is a look at the program’s timeline for development of the Action Plan. Click to the left to see examples of past or ongoing resilience efforts in the Northeastern NJ region that helped pave the way to Resilient Northeastern NJ. See more on these efforts in the Action Plan.

 

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    • 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.
  • VISION AND PRIORITIES

    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?

  • RISKS AND TOOLS

    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?

  • POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS

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

  • ACTION​ PLAN

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

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A ROADMAP TO RESILIENCE

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Sections

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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1.0 ABOUT THIS REPORT and 2.0 HOW DID WE GET HERE?
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3.0 PREFERRED SCENARIO AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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4.0 IMPLEMENTATION PATHWAYS
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5.0 ROADMAP
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6.0 CONCLUSION
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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.

 

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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!

 

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