"In dreams begin responsibilities."
- W.B. Yeats
When the City of Jersey City acquires the Embankment, it will undertake a public planning process. The Coalition aims to contribute to that process and to encourage the community to do likewise, in the hopes of obtaining a park as elevated as the Embankment itself.
In 2006, the Coalition commissioned a concept design from Cassandra Wilday Associates that incorporated the three main goals of the Coalition and the City for the site: reserved strip for possible future light rail, East Coast Greenway bike and walking trail, and habitat-oriented park with meandering paths. See Our Vision.
Over the years, a number of architectural professors and students have contacted the Coalition and engaged us in various projects to imagine a future for the Embankment. In 2011, a few talented local residents submitted their own renderings and models. Their work is provided here, and the Coalition will be inviting others to share their vision, in words or images, for the Embankment. See Share Your Vision.
Other artists and photographers have documented the Embankment as it is. See the Gallery.