JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking a new vision for open and land use in Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop is asking for resident’s help in developing an updated master plan for parks, zoning, recreation and other public services.
“It’s been 20 years since the city did a comprehensive master plan for parks, zoning, recreation etc. so we’re working w/the community now to plan for the next 20 years,” he said in a tweet last week.
When unveiled back in the early 2000s, the city’s master plan called for 50 new parks and the upgrade of 145 acres of old parks. The plan also considered turning the defunct Reservoir No. 3. into a 13-acre park.
Although the Fulop Administration has made significant progress in fulfilling the original plan – including the construction of Berry Lane Park, new opportunities appear to be on the horizon such as transforming the Sixth Street Embankment into passive recreation space similar to the High Line on the west side of Manhattan.
New recreation space such as the massive new park planned for the site of the existing Hudson County Courthouse and the Morris Canal Park at the end of Washington Street also were not part of the 20-year old master plan.
“We need your help,” Fulop said, calling on residents to share their thoughts by clicking here.