Tuesday, January 8, 2019

If you want to hear about the new plans to stormproof East River Park

CB3's Parks, Recreation, Waterfront, & Resiliency Committee will hear updates on the East Side Coastal Resiliency project on Thursday night.

Apparently this will be a repeat from the two public meetings the Parks Department held last month.

As you know, the city has new plans to protect the East Side against catastrophic flooding along the East River from Montgomery Street to 25th Street. The-now $1.45 billion project raises East River Park by up to 10 feet when work starts in March 2020. To do this, though, the city will need to close East River Park for up to three and a half years, and removing many of the current amenities, such as the new running track and soccer field. (Maybe Gov. Cuomo will pull an 11th-hour not-so-fast here.)

The city released new design renderings of the revised resiliency plan, which you can find at this link. (The PDF is 57 pages, FYI.)

The committee meeting starts Thursday night at 6:30. Location: BRC Senior Services Center, 30 Delancey St. between Chrystie and Forsyth. The meeting includes construction updates about Pier 35, Pier 36 and Pier 42.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: The reality of storm-proofing East River Park in 2020

Storm center: Questions linger over updated plans for the East Side Coastal Resiliency project

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