NYCEDC is working in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) and local stakeholders to advance resiliency in Hunts Point. Hunts Point Resiliency Project is a priority for the City, as identified in 2015’s One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City.
The Hunts Point Resiliency Project builds off of Hunts Point Lifelines, one of six winning proposals from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Rebuild by Design competition in 2013. The City has $45 million of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding to advance resiliency in Hunts Point through further study and implementation of a pilot project. In March 2016, the City selected HDR, Inc. to lead two feasibility studies for energy resiliency and flood risk reduction, as well as conceptual design and environmental review for a resilient energy pilot project.
NYCEDC and ORR are working closely with local stakeholders in Hunts Point at every step of the process. An Advisory Working Group of community organizations, business owners, elected officials, City agencies, and other local stakeholders convenes regularly to identify resiliency priorities and provide feedback that informs the project.
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