Lower Manhattan as viewed from a drone

Reducing Flood Risk and Building Resilience in Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project

The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) Project is an integrated coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise in Lower Manhattan. The LMCR Project area spans the Lower Manhattan coast and seeks to increase resiliency while preserving access to the waterfront and integrating with public space.

On March 14, 2019, the City of New York released the Lower Manhattan Climate Resilience Study, a comprehensive look at current and future climate risks and impacts on Lower Manhattan as a part of the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project.

With the findings of the study, the City has identified approximately $500 million worth of investments in climate resilience and developed an overall strategy, of both capital projects and additional planning, for increasing the climate resilience of Lower Manhattan.

This strategy will advance the City's commitment to protect vulnerable communities through a fair and equitable community-based plan for resilience, recovery, and vitality. To develop and implement coastal protection measures that effectively meet the needs of the community, the City will continue working in partnership with residents, community organizations, elected officials, businesses, and other stakeholders. Residents will be encouraged to provide critical input to shape the project through workshops, focus groups, and numerous other engagement activities throughout the duration of three capital projects and interim measures, as well as the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan.