Regional Waterfront Planning Without a Superagency: Can Existing Agencies Fill the Gap?

by Barbara E. Kauffman, New Jersey Div of Coastal Management, Resources, Trenton, NJ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '85


As far back as 1966, the Regional Plan Association saw the potential for mixed use development of underutilized and vacant land along New Jersey's Hudson River Waterfront. In order to spur redevelopment of the waterfront, Governor created the Hudson River Waterfront Study, Planning and Development Commission in 1979. The Commission found that the New Jersey Hudson waterfront location is unparalleled in terms of its proximity to New York City and its view of the New York skyline, but its potential was not being realized. After deliberating for 1 1/2 years, the study commission recommended that a permanent commission be created to stimulate and then oversee development in a coordinated fashion.

Subject Headings: Municipal water | Coastal management | Ports and harbors | Sustainable development | Hydraulic design | Rivers and streams | Environmental issues | Infrastructure

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