The Battery Coastal Resilience project will rebuild and elevate the wharf promenade in The Battery by approximately six feet to protect it from projected sea level rise into the year 2100. The project is intended to ensure that when complete the LMCR projects will operate as a unified system of coastal flood risk reduction, connecting to the Battery Park City Resilience project on the west end and the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan on the east end. The proposed design will incorporate sustainable features, including salt-tolerant trees and plantings, an enhanced drainage system, and permeable pavers, to help The Battery withstand and recover from future flooding.
The project is currently in the design phase and procurement is projected to begin fall 2022. Construction is slated to start in spring 2023 and to be completed by winter 2024.
Location: The Battery, Manhattan, New York
Implementation Led by: New York City Economic Development Corporation
Budget: $165 million (City Capital funding)
At a Glance: Construction is slated to start in spring 2023 and to be completed by winter 2024.
Press: Coastal resiliency report: From Battery Park and Two Bridges to Hudson River Park and Chelsea, comprehensive planning is needed, The Village Sun (July 2022)
Check out the project page HERE.
Design renderings showing the potential tie-in of The Battery project to the Battery Park City Resilience project at Pier A and the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan at the East End. Source: NYC Economic Development Corporation