The Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan

The Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan

The Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan will bring a targeted focus to closing a gap in climate protection for Lower Manhattan in the long-term. These neighborhoods represent a unique convergence of high climate risk and few adaptation options due to a highly constrained and low-lying waterfront that lacks the physical space needed to implement most large-scale adaptation projects. In the face of these unique conditions that make constructability of on-land adaptation measures infeasible, the City is recommending expanding Lower Manhattan's shoreline between 50 and 500 feet into the water to create new high ground that would deliver comprehensive protection from climate hazards as well as significant public benefits. Over the next two years, ORR and NYCEDC will work closely with community stakeholders on a Master Planning Process for this area, which will result in a comprehensive design for the shoreline expansion and establish a new public-benefit corporation to finance, construct, and manage it.