LOWER MANHATTAN – New York City Department of Design and Construction released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Eastside Coastal Resilience Project, the first section of the BIG U which runs from Montgomery to E. 25th Streets. You can read and comment on the DEIS here. The New York City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the DEIS on July 31st. You can view the City’s latest presentations here. NYC also certified this project for ULURP last week kicking off a multi-month review process for the necessary zoning text changes.

Additionally, for the section of the BIG U that runs from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Battery, the NYC Economic Development Corporation released an Request for Qualification for interdisciplinary teams of consultant firms that include engineers, architects, resilience planners, urban planners, community engagement specialists, and policy/legislative specialists to design a master plan for a potential shoreline extension or outboard structure to protect against the projected impacts of climate change. You can read the RFQ here.

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