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Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines Addendum

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Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines Addendum

The City is creating an addendum to the 2015 Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines, which currently includes strategies to mitigate coastal flooding on private property, to also include preparedness solutions for homeowners during intense/severe rainfall events. This non-regulatory guidance serves as a technical resource and starting point for property owners to reference when engaging with a licensed design professional.

The City launched the project following Hurricanes Henri and Ida in which residential and commercial properties were damaged due to severe rainfall flooding. Following these severe weather events, the City held the Resilient Buildings Workshop in October of 2021 to provide information about how residents can reduce risk to their buildings from flood damage and lower their flood insurance rates. Feedback received during the workshop from the Hoboken community informed the development of the addendum's scope of work; and began to define the need for technical resources specific to rainfall flood mitigation investments in residential units, at a building scale, and for specific sites.

Public Meeting

The City hosted a public meeting on Tuesday June 7, 2022 to discuss the overview and intent of the Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines Addendum. Review the meeting materials below.

Provide Feedback

The City launched a survey to gather additional public feedback for the final Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines Addendum which will be presented to the public in July. The survey can be found at www.hobokennj.gov/ResilientBuildingsSurvey. The survey will be open until June 20th.

Contact Info

The City is creating an addendum to the 2015 Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines, which currently includes strategies to mitigate coastal flooding on private property, to also include preparedness solutions for homeowners during intense/severe rainfall events. This non-regulatory guidance serves as a technical resource and starting point for property owners to reference when engaging with a licensed design professional.

The City launched the project following Hurricanes Henri and Ida in which residential and commercial properties were damaged due to severe rainfall flooding. Following these severe weather events, the City held the Resilient Buildings Workshop in October of 2021 to provide information about how residents can reduce risk to their buildings from flood damage and lower their flood insurance rates. Feedback received during the workshop from the Hoboken community informed the development of the addendum's scope of work; and began to define the need for technical resources specific to rainfall flood mitigation investments in residential units, at a building scale, and for specific sites.

Public Meeting

The City hosted a public meeting on Tuesday June 7, 2022 to discuss the overview and intent of the Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines Addendum. Review the meeting materials below.

Provide Feedback

The City launched a survey to gather additional public feedback for the final Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines Addendum which will be presented to the public in July. The survey can be found at www.hobokennj.gov/ResilientBuildingsSurvey. The survey will be open until June 20th.

Contact Information

City of Hoboken

Yasmine Pessar, WEDG, ENV SP

Environmental Planner and Project Manager

ypessar@hobokennj.gov

Jennifer Gonzalez, AICP, PP, CFM, LEED GA

Director of Environmental Services & Chief Sustainability Officer

jgonzalez@hobokennj.gov

Caleb Stratton, AICP, PP, CFM

Assistant Business Administrator & Chief Resiliency Officer

cstratton@hobokennj.gov

Ann Holtzman, CFM 

Floodplain Manager & Zoning Officer

aholtzman@hobokennj.gov

NHSA

North Hudson Sewerage Authority

Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long Term Control Plan

Donald Conger

Operations and Maintenance Director

don.conger@jacobs.com

Phil Reeve, PE

Assistant Director and Collection System Manager

philip.reeve@jacobs.com

Additional Resources

Resilient Buildings Design Workshop

2015 Resilient Buildings Design Guidelines

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