July 24, 2018

Rebuild by Design Seeking Input Via Electronic Survey

The Rebuild by Design Hudson River Project Team is asking for input on the aesthetics of the “Resist” portion of the project. A digital survey can be found here.

The results will be used to further inform the team, building on the feedback received during a May public meeting and a series of workshops held in May and June.

“The primary goal of Rebuild by Design is to minimize future storm damage,” said Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “But the infrastructure will also serve as public space for years to come, and the design needs to respond to residents’ needs on a day-to-day basis. This survey will help us understand what functions are most in demand.”

In the survey, residents can choose what features they would like to see in public spaces. For example, possible designs for an alleyway include a natural green wall, informal seating areas, space for a farmer’s market, and more.

“We learned a lot from our public meetings about what Hoboken residents are looking for,” said Caleb Stratton, Hoboken’s Chief Resilience Officer. “With this survey, we’re trying to get as specific as possible to help the design team refine different alternatives.”

The survey will be open until the end of August.