Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla today invites Hoboken community members to complete an online survey regarding the vision for the new resiliency park at 800 Monroe St. The survey will gather feedback from residents and stakeholders regarding what features and amenities they would like to see included in the park.
To take the online survey, go to www.hobokennj.gov/800-monroe-survey. The survey is scheduled to close on Friday, Feb. 10, at 6 p.m.
The design team will use the input collected from the survey public engagement session held on Thursday, Jan. 26, to create draft concepts for the park's design which will be presented to the public later this year.
"This new park at 800 Monroe will be shaped by public input from residents that will enjoy the new open space for years to come," said Mayor Bhalla. "I encourage all members of the Hoboken community to play a part in this process and provide feedback as we design a park that will provide major quality of life benefits for current and future generations of Hoboken residents."
In 2021 the City acquired 1.43 acres at 800 Monroe St. for the purposes of a resiliency park through the Monarch Settlement with Ironstate Development. As part of the agreement, the City prevented the development of 186 units at 800 Monroe St. and the development of two 11-story towers along Hoboken's waterfront. The City also secured approximately $550,000 in funding from the developer for the 800 Monroe design process.
The City will also utilize $15 million towards the construction of the park provided by a redevelopment agreement with the redeveloper of 930 Monroe St.
The park will become the City's fourth resiliency park to mitigate area flooding caused by heavy rainfall events utilizing above and below ground infrastructure to store stormwater. Low-lying areas of Hoboken, such as that on the west side of the City near the future park, can experience flooding if rainfall exceeds 0.8 inch per hour.
To learn more about Hoboken's rainfall flood mitigation efforts, click here.
For more information on 800 Monroe Resiliency Park, go to hobokennj.gov/800monroe.