Battery Park City Resilience Projects
In Battery Park City, the Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), with $134 million in City bonds, will develop coastal protection projects to adapt to new climate conditions. BPCA kicked off design in 2018 and will start construction in 2020.
In all, BPCA is proceeding with multiple interrelated resiliency projects to protect Battery Park City from the threats of storm surge and sea level rise, including:
- The South Battery Park City Resiliency Project, contemplates creation of a continuous flood barrier from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, through Wagner Park, across Pier A Plaza, and along the northern border of Historic Battery Park, to a higher elevation point at State Street,
- The North Battery Park City Resiliency Project will cover BPC's North Esplanade and entail a deployable barrier crossing West Street / Route 9A.
- The Battery Park City Western Perimeter Resiliency project will be achieved by employing garden/park walls to create a new line of flood protection along the water's edge
Learn more about the BPC projects.