Mayor Fulop Creates Jersey City’s First City Hall Park to Further Expand Open Public Space Outdoors & Foster Community

Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Department of Infrastructure announced the creation of a one-acre perimeter park surrounding all four sides of City Hall to encourage more special events and public use
of the outdoor space in one of New Jersey’s most densely populated areas. Additionally, inside City Hall, the design process is moving forward to build out the unoccupied fourth floor space to add employee offices and conference rooms occupied by the newly created Department of Infrastructure.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) to acquire a consultant for the design and construction of Jersey City’s first-ever City Hall Park will go before the Municipal Council at next week’s scheduled meeting on December 14, 2022.

Any time of day, you will find people walking their dogs or socializing in front of City Hall, and this will be the latest addition to the dozens of new parks we’ve built and park improvements completed in recent years as part of our efforts to expand critical community amenities and further invest in
residents’ health and wellness,” said Mayor Fulop. “At the same time, we are taking proactive steps to restore the inside of the 126-year-old building to increase efficiency for resident
services and ensure City Hall can continue serving as a contributing asset for the City of Jersey City.”

The exterior transformation includes significant improvements to the plaza in front of City Hall along Grove Street, including greening the concrete hardscape in both the front and back of the building and replacing the concrete with tree plantings, flower gardens, and other landscaping for beautification and stormwater absorption. Benches, picnic tables, and lighting will also be added throughout the grounds.

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