Community board considers flood barrier park for Manhattan’s east side

Curbed: This week, Manhattan Community Board Three heard testimony regarding the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project (ESCR), a proposal to prevent catastrophic flooding while improving East River parkland spanning from Montgomery Street on the Lower East Side up to East 25th Street.

The design is a collaboration between the city, AKRF, One Architecture, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, and Bjarke Ingels Group. The team has worked on updating plans for the so-called ‘resilient park,’ which includes fortifying the existing East River Park and building out 11 linear blocks of new parkland, lawns and nature walks. Read more here>>

Courtesy of The Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resilience