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Next Public Meetings Coming Up For East Side Flood Protection

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Another round of public meetings is coming up to gather feedback on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. That’s the multi-million dollar initiative to create a series of berms and floodwalls from East 25th Street down to Montgomery Street.

On Thursday, Dec. 1 there will be a meeting focused on the area between Montgomery and East Houston streets. It’s taking place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Gouverneur Health, 227 Madison St.  There are also meetings Monday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday Dec, 7 focused on different parts of the plan. You can see details of those sessions here.

Back in October, city officials briefed members of Community Board 3 about the proposal, which is being continuously revised. You can have a look at the presentation here. The most recent changes were meant to address concerns raised by community members who saw earlier versions of the project renderings. As you’ll notice, some adjustments were made in the design of a pedestrian bridge that will be built over Delancey Street.

Construction is expected to begin in late 2017 and be completed about five years later. A separate planning process is ongoing for a flood protection system below Montgomery Street.

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