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The Meadowband frames Meadowpark and acts as protection against floods and provides a connection between towns and wetlands. It aims to combine transport, ecology and development. The team proposed shifting land-use zoning form suburban to more urban so that the Meadowband could include multi-story residential opportunities.

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The team has identified three pilot areas within the framework of New Meadowlands where the first projects should be located. On the north side, this includes parts of Little Ferry, Moonachie, Carlstadt, Teterboro and South Hackensack, while the southern part includes South Kearny and the western waterfront of Jersey City.

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