Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Reminders: This week's meeting lineup on stormproofing plans for East River Park
As a reminder, here are your opportunities this week to learn more about the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project as the public review process continues:
• ULURP Public Hearing – Parks, Recreation, Waterfront & Resiliency Committee
Tuesday, June 11, 6:30 p.m.
PS/MS 188 – The Island School, 442 E. Houston St. (entrance at Houston/Baruch Drive)
• CB6 Full Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 12, 7 p.m., 433 First Ave. between 25th Street and 26th Street (NYU School of Dentistry), Room 210
• CB3 Parks, Recreation, Waterfront & Resiliency Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m., Henry Street Settlement Youth Services Gymnasium, 301 Henry St. (CB3 posted several relevant documents on the project here ahead of the meeting.)
Last fall, the city unveiled an updated plan, which took residents, community leaders and local-elected officials by surprise after years of outreach and groundwork. The revamped plan — released without any community input — is radically different than what had been discussed. City officials have said in various presentations that this approach will provide a reduced construction time, resulting in an operable flood protection system for the 2023 hurricane season and future sea rise.
Creating the intricate flood protection system would see the city close East River Park for up to three and a half years starting in March 2020.
Also, the Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available for public comment until Aug. 15. Find those details on how to comment here.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Here are the next meetings for you to learn more about stormproofing plans for East River Park