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Rebuild By Design – Meadowlands 

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6pm-8pm. Citizen Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting #9, One Bergen County Plaza - Learning Center Room, 4th Floor - Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Updates on Rebuild by Design-Meadowlands


On June, 2, 2014, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that a design concept for the Meadowlands area near Little Ferry, Teterboro, Moonachie, and Carlstadt was selected as a winner of HUD’s Rebuild by Design competition.  To fund this project, HUD has allocated $150 million towards the design and construction of a solution that will reduce flooding risks and enhance resiliency in this area. Information regarding the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s timeline for the oversight of the design and construction of this project is available in the October 16, 2014 Federal Register. Additional information on the DEP’s public outreach and contracting opportunities will be available on this website.

Project Updates

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Citizen Advisory Group Meeting Materials

  • March 29, 2017 – Citizen Advisory Group Meeting #8 / Alternative 1: Structural Flood Risk Reduction and Altenative 3: Hybrid
  • January 31, 2017 – Citizen Advisory Group Meeting #7 / Alternative 2: Stormwater Drainage Improvements
  • December 6, 2016 – Citizen Advisory Group Meeting #6 / Alternative 1: Structural Flood Reduction Concept Development
  • October 24, 2016 – Citizen Advisory Group Meeting #5 / Ecology and Drainage Basin Opportunity Areas
  • September 20, 2016 – Citizen Advisory Group Meeting #4 / Concept Component Development Workshop

Public Meetings

Documents for Public Comment

  • CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment #22 Rebuild by Design: Meadowlands Project  English |  Spanish  |  Korean [pdf]

    Public comment period will begin April 22, 2017. Constituents may submit their comments at the public hearing, or by email to or by mail to the attention of Constituent Services, Sandy Recovery Division, NJ Department of Community Affairs, 101 South Broad Street, P.O. Box 823, Trenton, NJ 08625. All comments must be received on or before May 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST to be considered.

    A Public Hearing on the CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment #22 will be held Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5pm-8pm, Borough Hall of Little Ferry, 215-217 Liberty St, Little Ferry, NJ 07643

    The Draft Action Plan Amendment #22 is also available for download at

Cooperating Agency Letters

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as part of the Meadowlands Rebuild By Design (RBD) project has sent Cooperating Agency letters to several State and Federal agencies.  These Cooperating Agency letters are sent to formalize the agreement between the NJDEP and the individual State or Federal agencies with regards to this project.

These letters were sent to comply with regulations implemented by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which mandate that the NJDEP prepare a NEPA analyses and documentation "in cooperation with Federal and State governments" and other agencies with jurisdiction by law or special expertise (42 USC §§ 4331(a) and 42 USC §§ 4332(2)). 

All of the following letters were sent to agencies that the NJDEP has been and will continue to work with on the Meadowlands RBD throughout the life of the project.

Request for Proposals

Field Work Announcement Letter

NJDEP’s consultant, AECOM, and their sub-consultants, are entering the investigative phase of this project. Therefore, you may see their field staff in the area collecting data for various studies.  Each field crew will have a copy of the letter (see below) from the NJDEP explaining why they are collecting the data in the event any residents or business owners are looking for an explanation as to what the field crews are doing.

Consultation Letters

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as part of the Meadowlands Rebuild By Design (RBD) project has sent Consultation letters to the affected Native American Tribes and the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office in order to be in compliance with Section 106 of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966. This legislation requires that any federally funded project must consider its effects on historic properties, structures or objects.


Additional information regarding the Rebuild by Design competition and the design concept are available below: