The City of Jersey City plans to fully redevelop the western waterfront area that overlooks the Newark Bay and Hackensack River. These development efforts will accommodate the anticipated migration of current New York City residents into New Jersey, effectively turning Jersey City into an unofficial sixth borough of New York City.
HOW WE HELPED
McCormick Taylor performed the value engineering (VE) workshop with both the City of Jersey City and NJDOT, as well as complete the supplemental concept development (CD) activities as a result of the changes to the alternative from the VE workshop. This included a four-day VE workshop at NJDOT, during which the VE team evaluated the previously completed Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) with respect to value and functionality. McCormick Taylor, along with Edwin Reimon, is currently in the process of supplementing the CD report with respect to the VE LPA.
The mixed-modal corridor will contain express lanes to allow the flow of traffic to effectively pass through the region from Bayonne to NJ RT 7 and points north, as well as access the City of Newark via Route 1&9T southbound. The corridor from Danforth Avenue to Route 1&9T will also contain a local lane in both directions that will allow for access to the redevelopment areas and access to Jersey City through the city’s existing roadway network. This corridor will be designed as mixed-modal, which allows for safe travel for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
The project is currently in the CD stage. Tasks include the preliminary layout of geometry to ensure there are no fatal flaws with the design, and preliminary indication of right-of-way and environmental impacts due to the newly developed LPA. Preliminary stormwater management calculations were completed to determine the extent of BMP placement, as well as placement of strategic locations for low impact, green stormwater management infrastructure BMPs to effectively regulate runoff into Jersey City’s combined sewer system.