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Coastal Resiliency

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.

Calendar

East Side Coastal Resiliency Project

December 11, 2018

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.

March 26, 2019

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.

January 23, 2019

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.

January 28, 2019

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).

March 25, 2019

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.

April 5, 2019

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project was released.

April 22, 2019

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).

May 28, 2019

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.

March 14, 2019

DDC Community Open Houses

DDC held community open houses on the project.

June 12, 2019

CB6 Resolution Passed

CB6 passed a resolution on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.

July 17, 2019

Borough President Public Hearing

The Manhattan Borough President held a public hearing on the project.

July 23, 2019

Borough Board Resolution Passes

The Manhattan Borough Board passed a resolution on the project. Click here for that resolution.

July 30, 2019

Borough President Recommendation

The Manhattan Borough President issued a recommendation on the project. Click here for that recommendation

July 31, 2019

Public Hearing On Environmental Impact Statement

There was a public hearing on the  Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project.

October 3, 2019

City Council Public Hearing

There was a City Council Sub-Committee ULURP Public Hearing on the project. 

October 28, 2019

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

Presentation by Department of Parks & Recreation on alternative recreation sites during the East Side Coastal Resiliency project’s construction

November 12, 2019

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.

Committee
Land Use & Waterfront
Next Meeting: October 26, 2020