June 15, 2018

Southwest Resiliency Park Given Award for Innovation and Sustainability

Hoboken, NJ - Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

The City of Hoboken has been awarded for its resiliency efforts by the US Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter in a ceremony last month. City Planner Chris Brown (pictured below with Jessica Ford of USGBC NJ) accepted the Innovation and Sustainability Best Practices Award, which recognized the role of Southwest Resiliency Park and its impact on Hoboken.

“I am extremely proud of the great work our city planners and contractors are doing to protect our city from natural disasters,” said Hoboken Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “This award is a testament to the years of work they’ve put in since Hurricane Sandy and the tangible impact their designs are already having on our city.”

The park had replaced a one-acre impervious parking lot and serves as a storm water retention system. According to a report from North Hudson Sewage Authority, the park is successfully capturing heavy rainfalls and is paying dividends in the form of flood damage mitigation.

The awards recognize companies and individuals that demonstrate outstanding achievement in green building and sustainability. The City of Hoboken was recognized with this award alongside Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects & Planners, Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Dagher Engineering, and Suburban Consulting Engineers.

Southwest Resiliency Park is one of several sustainability efforts Hoboken has implemented in recent years. Learn more about work being done by Hoboken’s Green Team here.