Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) was retained by the Hudson County Division of Parks and Recreation to complete an application for approval by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) for the disruption and closure of the Lincoln Park West Landfill in Jersey City. The 47-acre landfill comprises a 32-acre upland parcel and a 14-acre wetlands parcel. The project envisioned the excavation of the waste from the 14-acre wetland area with subsequent re-depositing of the material on the upland portion of the site. The ultimate goal was the incorporation of the closed landfill into a nine-hole golf course that encompassed adjacent non-landfill parcels.
HMM completed the solid waste disruption and landfill closure design aspects of the project. This involved the completion of grading plans, cross sections, development of capping scenarios and the completion of the necessary landfill disruption and closure permit applications. The project success was contingent upon the coordination and cooperation of several state and federal regulatory agencies including the USACOE, USFWS and multiple Divisions within the NJDEP. HMM was successful in securing the approval of the landfill disruption and closure plans in the second quarter of 2009, project construction commenced in the summer of 2009.