Essex County Commissioners pass resolution in support of Essex-Hudson Greenway project

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The Essex County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution this week in support of the Essex-Hudson Greenway project, a linear park initiative that would include Jersey City, Secaucus, Kearny, Newark, Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, and Montclair.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We are excited to see continued progress toward bringing the Essex-Hudson Greenway to reality,” Open Space Institute President and CEO Kim Elliman said in a statement.

“The Open Space Institute is proud to be part of this transformational project that will not only provide much-needed green space for residents, but also pave the way for economic recovery.”

The resolution solidifies the intent of Essex County to seek financial support and ownership for their portion of the Essex-Hudson Greenway, provides initial guidance for construction of the property as a multi-use trail, and outlining the next administrative steps to be taken in the short-term.

In late July, Open Space Institute and its partners announced a preliminary purchase and sale agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Company for property in New Jersey’s Essex and Hudson Counties.

The proposed linear park traverses through Jersey City, Secaucus, Kearny, Newark, Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, and Montclair.

“The Essex Hudson Greenway forms an important part of the alignment of the 9/11 Trail, connecting communities in Northern New Jersey with a larger regional shared-use trail network. We are thrilled to make continued progress with our partners on this important segment,” September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance President Thomas Baxter.