In recent years, New York City has finally been reclaiming its moribund industrial waterfront. But across the Hudson, Jersey City has been at it for decades. The problem, as some see it, is that while New York has mostly been redeveloping its waterfront as parkland, Jersey City has almost exclusively built office and apartment towers on its shores since redevelopment began in the 1980s.
“Sure, there’s the promenade, but that’s basically just a steel railing,” Matthew Johnson, president of from the peninsula, the spaces are mostly vacant. The iconic
A plan of the proposed park (Click to view larger image).
The project is still in the planning phases, though Johnson said that he has spoken with all the associated public agencies about the project and they have all been supportive so far. “We’re confident this park will be built,” he said.