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East Side Coastal Resiliency

Manhattan, NY

  • Services Provided
  • Technical Design Consulting
    Resiliency Planning
    Cost Estimating
    Maintenance and Operations Planning
    Life-Cycle Modeling
    Construction Planning & Scheduling
  • Project Budget
  • Withheld
  • Project Duration
  • 2016-present (on-going)
  • Project Team
  • AKRF-KSE Joint Venture
    Bjarke Ingles Group, Urban Design
    Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
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  • Bjarke Ingles Group
  • Client
  • NYC Department of Design & Construction, New York, NY
    NYC Department of Parks & Recreation,
    New York, NY

SiteWorks is collaborating with the AKRF-KSE Joint Venture Team and the City of New York on the design of a ground-breaking urban integrated coastal protection system that will reduce the risk of flooding and facilitates access to the waterfront, creating improved public spaces and enhanced natural areas. Funded in part by a $335M U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery grant, the 2.5 mile long project will not only minimize future flooding, it will also revitalize public open space along the eastern side of Manhattan

The proposed project area begins on the south at Montgomery Street and extends north along the waterfront to East 25th Street. The design includes inland segments along these streets and a design study area that includes portions of the Lower East Side and East Village neighborhoods, Stuyvesant Town, and Peter Cooper Village. Within the areas, the City is proposing to install a flood protection system constructed entirely within the public right-of-way by focusing improvement within City parkland and along existing streets. This flood protection system is slated to include a combination of berms, floodwalls, and deployable systems with other infrastructure improvements to reduce neighborhood flooding. In addition to providing a reliable coastal flood protection system for this area, the project will also improve extensive stretches of public waterfront and neighborhood parks including the 57 acre East River Park, 2.8 acre Stuyvesant Cove Park, the 2.4 acre Asser Levy Playground and the 1.3 acre  Murphys Brothers Playground.

SiteWorks is providing technical consulting to the project team including flood resiliency planning, constructability reviews, cost estimating, lifecycle modeling and maintenance planning for the park and open space areas of the project.  In addition, SiteWorks is assisting with the planning and scheduling of the park and public realm construction.