Public Comment Period Documents
The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) is proposing a “Draft Hackensack Meadowlands District Master Plan Update 2020” (Draft Master Plan), pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:10A-7(b). The NJSEA is the Authority of the State of New Jersey responsible for the regional planning and zoning of the Hackensack Meadowlands District (District), a 30.3-square-mile area encompassing portions of fourteen municipalities in two counties, including Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Little Ferry, Lyndhurst, Moonachie, North Arlington, Ridgefield, Rutherford, South Hackensack, and Teterboro in Bergen County; and Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen, and Secaucus in Hudson County.
The Draft Master Plan is intended to serve as an update to the “2004 NJMC Master Plan” for the District, which had described a vision for potential economic development and environmental objectives over three decades. The Draft Master Plan evaluates the existing conditions in the District, discusses significant changes since 2004, and highlights the accomplishments, as well as the challenges, to implementing this vision. The Draft Master Plan also proposes new policy objectives and recommendations for future comprehensive planning studies that will continue to promote the environmental preservation, land use, and economic development objectives for the District.
The Draft Master Plan is available electronically below, and is also available for public inspection at the Administrative Offices of the NJSEA, One DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
Monday, August 5, 2019: The six-week public comment period on the Draft Master Plan begins.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019: Two public hearings to receive comments on the Draft Master Plan will be held, beginning at the following times:
PUBLIC HEARING 1: 10:00 A.M.
PUBLIC HEARING 2: 6:00 P.M.
Both public hearings will be held in the Commission Meeting Room of the NJSEA, 2 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Interested persons may present comments or statements relevant to the Draft Master Plan, orally at either of these hearings, and/or in writing, until 5 p.m. on Monday, September 16, 2019.
Written comments should be addressed to the attention of Mia Petrou, Principal Planner, NJSEA, One DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071, and/or may be emailed to the NJSEA at MasterPlan@njsea.com.
Monday, September 16, 2019: The six-week public comment period on the Draft Master Plan ends at 5:00 P.M.
DRAFT MASTER PLAN:
Click on a link below to view and/or download the Draft Hackensack Meadowlands District Master Plan Update 2020 and related maps.
Draft Master Plan Maps (.pdf)
- Regional Location
- District Municipalities
- Existing Land Use
- Public Parkland
- Historic Resources
- Redevelopment Areas
- Wetland Mitigation, Restoration, and Preservation Sites
- FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas (2019)
- Utility Service Areas
- Photovoltaic Solar Installations
- Roadway Network
- MASSTR Adaptive Signal Map
- Rail System (Passenger & Freight)
- Bus Routes & Park and Ride Facilities
- NJDOT Crash Data (2015 to 2017)
- Land Use Plan
- Superstorm Sandy Inundation (2012)
- Inundation Footprint in 2050 – 2ft Sea Level Rise Projection
- Inundation Footprint in 2100 – 3ft Sea Level Rise Projection
DRAFT MASTER PLAN PUBLIC HEARINGS – SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
Public Hearing Transcripts