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Working with the Hunts Point community to advance resiliency on the peninsula.

Community-led Resiliency 

Our work toward a more resilient Hunts Point is a community-led effort, guided by the Hunts Point Resiliency Advisory Working Group, convened by NYCEDC and the Mayor's Office of Resiliency (ORR).  

Since the Advisory Working Group was established in 2015, members have developed implementation resiliency priorities and provided input on project design to protect the residents and businesses of Hunts Point from the impacts of future storms and climate change.  

Read the Advisory Working Group’s Complete Recommendations.

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Hunts Point Aerial. Photo by NYCEDC.

Driven by a robust risk and vulnerability studies, the focus of our ongoing work is on design and implementation of resilient energy systems for critical facilities across the Hunts Point neighborhood. NYCEDC and MOR 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 also continues to work with Hunts Point residents, business owners, community organizations, and other local stakeholders to identify resiliency priorities and additional recommendations.

Hunts Point Landing. Photo by Elizabeth Felicella/Courtesy of Elizabeth Felicella.

Hunts Point Resiliency on Medium

A multimedia chronicle of our collaboration with the Hunts Point community

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By the Numbers

$45M

In federal and City funding driving resiliency efforts for Hunts Point

Post-Sandy Lifelines

In June 2013, several months after Hurricane Sandy, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched Rebuild by Design, a competition to spur ideas and collaboration for improving coastal area resiliency in the storm-affected region.

One of the competition’s winning proposals, Hunts Point Lifelines, outlined four “lifelines” for a working waterfront for Hunts Point that could also be replicated in maritime industrial areas across the region.

This proposal received $20M from the federal government—and later another $25M from the City—to advance the concept and implement a resiliency pilot project. This funding led to the formation of the working group, its year-long community engagement process, and the resulting recommendations.

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