What is East Side Coastal Resiliency?
The East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project is an initiative, jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of New York, which seeks to protect Community Districts 6 (CD6) and 3 (CD3) from flooding due to storm surge and future sea level rise. ESCR proposes to design and build a system of levees, flood walls, and deployable gates along Manhattan’s eastern shore from East 25th Street in CD6 to Montgomery Street in CD3.
For more details on ESCR, including the latest notices CB6 has received, please visit our Work Notices page entry for the project.
East Side Coastal Resiliency Project
Changes to Project Area 1 Announced
After several months of no news, the project announced significant changes to its plans for Project Area 1 (the CD3 portion). The ESCR team presented updated plans for the project to the community.
Appearance at CB6 Land Use & Waterfront Committee
In order to seek CB6’s input and support for their upcoming appearance before the Public Design Commission, ESCR appeared before the Land Use & Waterfront Committee and presented an update.
City Council Hearing
The City Council Committee on Parks and Recreation jointly with the Committee on Environmental Protection held a hearing on the status of the East Coast Resiliency Project.
Project Update Presented to CB6
CB6’s Land Use & Waterfront Committee heard an update from the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) regarding the public review process for the project (ESCR).
Two Presentations at CB6 Land Use & Waterfront Committee
The Land Use & Waterfront Committee heard two presentations relating to the ESCR project
An update from the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) regarding the upcoming public review process for the project.
A presentation from the East River Alliance on their proposals for the project. Click here to view that presentation.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project was released.
Presentation at CB6 Committee
The Land Use & Waterfront Committee heard a presentation from The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) on the East Side Coastal Resiliency project (ESCR).
CB6 Public Review Process Public Hearing
There was Public Hearing on ULURP applications N 190356 ZRM & N 190357 PQM by the City of New York for the necessary land acquisitions and zoning changes required for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project in Community District 6.
DDC Community Open Houses
DDC held community open houses on the project.
CB6 Resolution Passed
CB6 passed a resolution on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.
Borough President Public Hearing
The Manhattan Borough President held a public hearing on the project.
Borough Board Resolution Passes
The Manhattan Borough Board passed a resolution on the project. Click here for that resolution.
Borough President Recommendation
The Manhattan Borough President issued a recommendation on the project. Click here for that recommendation
Public Hearing On Environmental Impact Statement
There was a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project.
City Council Public Hearing
There was a City Council Sub-Committee ULURP Public Hearing on the project.
Two Presentations at CB6 Meeting
The CB6 Land Use & Waterfront Committee heard two presentations on the ESCR project:
Update by the Department of Design and Construction on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project
Joint Statement from Council Members
Council Members Chin, Powers and Rivera released a joint press release regarding an agreement they struck with the Mayor’s office regarding community investments and commitments tied to the construction of project. Click here to read that press release.
Presentation at CB6 Meeting
Work on Project Area 2 of the East Side Coastal Resiliency project began on the week of November 16, 2020.
Asser Levy Playground Reopens
On July 18, 2022, the Asser Levy Playground reopened after ESCR work in the playground. Find Mayor Eric Adams’ press release on the reopening here.
Stuyvesant Cove Park Reopens
On May 31, 2023, Stuyvesant Cove Park reopened after ESCR work in the park.