Plans for East River Storm Barriers for Public Review at Dec. 3 Meeting at Bard H.S. Early College

The Mayor’s Office of Resiliency and Recovery has sent the following information to stakeholders:

The City of New York is making progress with the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project.  Starting this month, the City is conducting an environmental review to analyze the potential environmental and social impacts of proposed design alternatives for the project.

The ESCR Project aims to enhance the public waterfront along the East River between Montgomery Street and East 23rd Street. This project is part of the citywide effort to make our city safer and better able to withstand the impacts of coastal flooding and sea-level rise.

The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, in partnership with City agencies, is hosting a public meeting for community members to share their input on the Draft Scope of Work for the ESCR Project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The meeting will take place on:

Thursday, December 3, Presentation at 7:00 P.M.

Bard High School Early College, 525 East Houston Street

[14D bus to E. Houston and Mangin Sts. or the M21 Houston crosstown]

The Draft Scope of Work can be accessed at the following websites:

www.nyc.gov/html/cdbg/html/environmental_notices/environmental_notices.shtml

and

www.nycgovparks.org/planning-and-building/planning/neighborhood-development/east-side-coastal-resiliency

To ensure broad community participation, Spanish, Mandarin, Fujianese, and Cantonese interpreters will be present at the meeting. For special needs assistance, please call (917) 933-7444 by Monday, November 30.

Written comments are due by December 21 and may be sent via mail, fax, or email to:

Calvin Johnson, Assistant Director CDBG-DR

New York City Office of Management and Budget

255 Greenwich Street-8th Floor

New York, New York 10007

Telephone: (212) 788-6024

Fax: (212) 788-6222

Email: CDBGDR-Enviro@omb.nyc.gov

Owen Wells, Director of Environmental Review

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

The Arsenal, Central Park

830 Fifth Avenue, Room 401

New York, New York 10065

Telephone: (212) 360-3492

Fax: (212) 360-3453

Email: escr@parks.nyc.gov

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