Hunts Point, October 2016 Update

The Hunts Point Resiliency Team launched the first of a series of Connection Stories. The intention is to spotlight different voices and stories in Hunts Point. Throughout the series, members of the Hunts Point community will be paired with different City representatives to explore different aspects of resiliency in the peninsula. The team wants to hear your story! If you are interested in being featured in a Hunts Point Connections Story, please email huntspointresiliency@edc.nyc.

The focus of this month’s community workshop was the preliminary results of ongoing technical studies examining risks and vulnerabilities related to coastal flooding and energy Hunts Point. More than 50 residents gathered for the workshop, who expressed appreciation for the opportunity to comment on four key findings from the study: the risk of building–level power outages, the risk of coastal flooding, the risk of extreme precipitation, and strong social resiliency in the neighborhood. Participants also provided feedback on critical facilities that serve as gathering places in case of an emergency in the neighborhood.   

The project entails using $45 million of federal and City funds for a feasibility study on and construction of an energy-resiliency pilot project, and a feasibility study on coastal flood risk reduction, the results of which will be used to seek additional funding. The next two meetings will be on Tuesday, 1/17/16 and on Tuesday, 3/21/17. Visit the project website to stay connected>>