Hunts Point Resiliency

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Last Updated December 19, 2017

NYCEDC, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), is working with local stakeholders to advance resiliency in Hunts Point.

Project Overview

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched the Rebuild by Design Competition in June 2013 to spur new ideas and collaborations for improving coastal area resiliency in the Hurricane Sandy-affected region. Hunts Point Lifelines, one of six winning proposals, is a resiliency plan for Hunts Point developed by a team of multi-disciplinary professionals who worked closely with local stakeholders over many months.

A total of $45 million of HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) was awarded to advance concepts from the Rebuild by Design proposal, and implement a resiliency pilot project. NYCEDC, in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), selected HDR, Inc. to conduct two feasibility studies for energy resiliency and flood risk reduction, as well as a conceptual design for a resilient energy pilot project. The City is engaging residents, business owners, community organizations, and other local stakeholders to identify resiliency priorities and recommendations that build upon the ideas presented in the Hunts Point Lifelines proposal, and other ongoing initiatives in Hunts Point. The City hired the Interaction Institute for Social Change to facilitate this engagement process.

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Public Engagement

NYCEDC and ORR convened a series of advisory working group meetings and public meetings in 2015. 

View materials from these public meetings:

Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions, are requesting a summary of the public meeting discussions, and/or would like to speak with the project team.

Advisory Working Group Recommendations

As the culmination of the summer 2015 Advisory Working Group and public meetings, the Advisory Working Group submitted recommendations to the Senior Advisor to the Mayor for Recovery, Resiliency, and Infrastructure on September 30, 2015. These recommendations build upon the ideas presented in the Hunts Point Lifelines proposal and other ongoing initiatives in Hunts Point, and they reflect resiliency priorities developed by consensus through the engagement process. Downloadable here are the Advisory Working Group's recommendations to the City as it plans for a pilot project and additional feasibility studies to advance resiliency in Hunts Point. 

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