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Passaic River Waterfront (Minish), Newark

Joseph G. Minish Passaic River Waterfront Park and Historic Area

The waterfront along the Central Business District in Newark, New Jersey is in a degraded state and the riverbank is seriously eroded due to historical industrial use and neglect. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, is partnered with the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and City of Newark to construct the Minish Park Project which will reduce riverbank erosion and lay the foundation for waterfront park development and return of public access to the Passaic River in Newark, NJ. Phase I of the project includes 6,000 linear feet of bulkhead construction, and 3,200 linear feet of riverbank grading and native plantings.  Mitigation will also be conducted for open water and wetland impacts due to project construction. Two bulkhead construction reaches have been completed north of Penn Station and construction is ongoing new to Jackson Street Bridge. The city of Newark is moving forward independently on a waterfront walkway and park. 

 

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For more information please read the Joseph G. Minish Passaic River Waterfront Park and Historic Area fact sheet, or email the Project Manager.

Study Reports

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District announces the availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) with the complete Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Joseph G. Minish Passaic River Waterfront Park and Historic Area, Phase I Project.

With the passage of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Public Law 113-2), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been given the authority and funding to complete ongoing coastal storm damage risk reduction projects and studies in the Northeast. As part of the planning and implementation process for the authorized, Joseph G. Minish Passaic River Waterfront Park and Historic Area, Phase I- Final Hurricane Sandy Limited Reevaluation Report and Final Environmental Assessment, the New York District has updated prior engineering and design efforts, physical surveys, and environmental compliance.

The following links are to downloadable PDFs of the FONSI, HSLRR/EA and associated documents for the Project:

*Finding of No Significant Impact (~ 1MB)

*DRAFT Minish HSLRR Main Report (~ 2MB)

Click here to read an announcement about the release of the Draft Report and associated documents, as well as for further instructions on submitting formal comments.