NJ state Senators Stack and Sacco have introduced a bill that would radically downzone all of the Hudson waterfront from Jersey City to Fort Lee. In the northern half of downtown Jersey City this bill would prohibit any new buildings taller than about 6 to 9 floors.
Jersey City is about to study an inclusionary rezoning for the area north of the Holland Tunnel including new apartments for 373 public housing residents, and this bill would pretty much kill any chance of that happening: https://njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/S3500/3274_I1.HTM
It’s called the “Palisades Cliffs Protection Act” but the bill would actually affect any buildings between the Hudson River and the cliffs–even those a full mile away from the cliffs. Most towns on the Palisades, including Jersey City, already have bills that protect views by limiting building heights right near the cliffs. But this would go WAY, WAY farther than that.
An inclusionary rezoning under consideration in Edgewater that would bring 180 affordable units and 1620 market-rate units would likely be impacted. Some parcels in Jersey City currently zoned for 60-story buildings would be downzoned from 60 stories to 6 stories!
Call your state senators and tell them to vote no on S3274! Find their numbers here: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp
You can also call the co-sponsors:
Paul Sarlo: (201) 804-8118
Brian Stack:(201) 721-5263
Nick Sacco: (201) 295-0200