More work needs to be done to adapt the Financial District and the Seaport. Unlike other neighborhoods in Lower Manhattan, the waterfront here is too low-lying, constrained, and complex to accommodate the resilience tools being implemented in other parts of the city. To ensure these two neighborhoods can continue to thrive, the City is planning to extend the shoreline with an in-water barrier, so that we have the space to integrate the protection we need.
Much work needs to be done, in collaboration with you, to ensure that this shoreline extension secures the future of Lower Manhattan and New York City, while integrating with the existing neighborhoods and making these communities a better place to live and work. Over the next two years, the City, in partnership with the communities of Lower Manhattan, will develop the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan. This plan will set a roadmap for the long-term adaptation of these areas for current and future generations of New Yorkers.