Hoboken Library Resilient Rehab — Project Executive

Allen Kratz’s experience:

  • served as the Library’s chief executive overseeing a $3.2 M rehabilitation and dry floodproofing of the City’s 1897 National Register, flood-damaged library

  • researched and wrote National Register of Historic Places nomination to qualify Library for historic preservation funds

  • secured 2/3 of the construction budget from four levels of government:

     $    433,439  National Park Service post-Sandy flood prevention for historic buildings

          750,000  New Jersey Department of Community Affairs -- Historic Trust

          750,000  Hoboken municipal match

          124,000  Hudson County open space tax for rainwater detention garden

    $ 2,057,439

  • resolved a mid-construction water intrusion issue in consultation with experts from the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery and New Orleans

  • integrated the library’s flood-proofing rehabilitation into the City of Hoboken’s Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge flood-risk reduction program

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One of several posters on display at Hoboken Public Library

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More descriptions are on display at Hoboken Public Library

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Rain garden nearing completion