Hoboken Stormwater Management Plan and Ordinance

Location Hoboken New Jersey
Organization Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; New Jersey Future; and City of Hoboken

In partnership with New Jersey Future and the city of Hoboken, Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy will complete an HIA to consider the potential health impact of an innovative stormwater management plan in Hoboken. Over the past decade, the city has experienced increasingly severe and frequent weather events and flooding. Hoboken received a grant in 2013 to prepare a Green Infrastructure Strategic Plan, which includes a recommendation to amend the city’s Master Plan to include a stormwater management element. The HIA will inform this process as well as the decision-making of the Hoboken City Council as it considers a comprehensive stormwater management ordinance. The HIA is expected to consider the possible health effects of exposure to stormwater overflows; disruptions in local, emergency, and business services due to flooding; and changes in water and air quality, as well as effects on ground permeability and heating related to green infrastructure solutions.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2016
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Educational Institution