The City of Jersey City and the Jersey City Reservoir Preservation Alliance invite you to a public meeting for an update on Reservoir No. 3 and work done recently.
In 2006, the City received a grant from the Hudson County Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund to prepare a Historic Structures Report. In 2009, a team led by John Milner Associates (JMA – Preservation Architects) and including Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (Landscape Architects), Weidlinger Associates (Engineers), and others, was selected through a competitive RFP process that received 19 proposals.
In May 2009, JMA began working on the project under the joint supervision of the City Division of Architecture and the Reservoir Alliance. Our goals for the project were: 1) Develop a Preservation Plan 2) Nominate the site to be included on the National and State Register of Historic Places 3) Conduct Site Analysis of conditions and 4) Develop a Preliminary Design Concept for improvements to the site while retaining the beauty and character of the Reservoir.
As we near completion of the project, we would like to update the community on our progress, findings, studies and plans that have come out of the project. This includes information included in the Historic Structures Report, Engineering Reports, Historic Register Nomination, and a conceptual design plan for future site improvements.
In attendance will be representatives from the City, Reservoir Alliance, John Milner Associates, and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.
THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FUNDS FROM THE HUDSON COUNTY OPEN SPACE TRUST FUND, ADMINISTERED BY THE HUDSON COUNTY DIVISION OF PLANNING, THOMAS A. DEGISE, COUNTY EXECUTIVE, AND THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS.