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Rebuild By Design – Meadowlands 

Meetings & Events

None at this time

Click here to access the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Feasibility Study (FS) for the Rebuild by Design Meadowlands Project

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.

Documents for Public Comment

  • Notice of Availability of the FEIS and Proposed Activity in a 100-year Floodplain and Wetland (pdf) English | Español | Korean

AVAILABILITY OF THE FEIS: Electronic copies of the FEIS are available for public review on the following websites: CDs and paper copies of the DEIS will also be available for review at the following locations during regular business hours:

  • Little Ferry Free Public Library: 239 Liberty Street, Little Ferry, NJ, 07643
  • Moonachie Municipal Office at Port Authority, 90 Moonachie Ave, Teterboro, NJ 07608
  • Carlstadt Public Library, 420 Hackensack St, Carlstadt, NJ 07072
  • Teterboro Municipal Building, 510 US Route 46, Teterboro, NJ 07608
  • South Hackensack Municipal Clerk, 227 Phillips Ave, South Hackensack, NJ 07606
  • DEP Bureau of Flood Resilience, 501 East State Street, 1st Floor, Trenton, NJ 08625

Project Updates

For older documents, click here for the RBDM Archive

Public Hearing Materials

June 26, 2018 – Draft Environmental Impact Statement Hearing

Community Meeting Materials

Citizen Advisory Group Meeting Materials

  • June 27, 2017 – Citizen Advisory Group Meeting #10 / Alternative 3: Hybrid Alternative
  • May 24, 2017 – Citizen Advisory Group Meeting #9 / Environmental Impact Process with a focus on Biological Resources
  • 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

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:

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