Studying “Seaport City;” Public Meeting Monday Sept. 9

Last month we noted that the city’s Economic Development Corp. is hiring a consultant to study mayor Bloomberg’s plan for “Seaport City,” and that a community board briefing on the concept would be scheduled in September.  Here are the details.

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Seaport City would potentially include an elaborate levee system to protect Lower Manhattan from future flooding and a large amount of new residential and commercial development along the East River.  Environmentalists and community activists have expressed early reservations about the proposal.  The meeting will be held next Monday at 6:30 p.m. at University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St.  EDC officials will offer details regarding the “Request for proposals” for a feasibility study.