Mayor Zimmer has led Hoboken in investing to upgrade its infrastructure, including more than $12 million in water main upgrades along all of Washington Street and other high-priority areas city-wide, with more investments to come.
She funded the renovation of Washington Street, acquired property for the first municipal parking garage in Northwest Hoboken, and repaved more than 50 blocks of roadway in 2015 alone.
Additionally, she is implementing an integrated, comprehensive flood resiliency plan to protect from rising seas and stronger storms and led the effort to secure $230 million through the post-Sandy Rebuild by Design competition. Zimmer also secured funding to build a second flood pump which has prevented flooding in northwest Hoboken during the last 5 of 6 heavy rain events. She created and is implementing a green infrastructure strategic plan to address flooding including rain gardens, bioswales, and three new “resiliency parks” built with underground water detention chambers.
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and Sandia National Labs, she is building the foundation for a microgrid to improve energy resiliency. Her administration installed permanent backup generators in Police headquarters, all four fire stations, and the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps.