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Coney Island Infrastructure Improvements

CEQR# 11DEP045K

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), on behalf of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is proposing to implement infrastructure improvements over approximately 248 acres in the Coney Island neighborhood, which is located in Brooklyn Community District 13 (“proposed project”). These improvements would be made in accordance with DEP’s amended drainage plan (ADP) filed with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office on December 29, 2010. The general boundaries of the proposed project area are Coney Island Creek to the north, Coney Island Boardwalk to the south, West 8th Street to the east and West 21st Street to the west.

The proposed project involves the reconstruction and enlargement of three existing outfalls, installation of new stormwater collection sewers, relocation and upgrade of distribution and trunk water mains, and relocation and upgrade of sanitary sewer lines along with the reconstruction of affected streets. Due to the drainage area’s low-lying topography, the proposed stormwater collection sewers are wide and shallow, and therefore require the relocation of sanitary lines and water mains within certain segments of built streets. Construction of the proposed project will also require the relocation of utilities, as necessary, within the proposed project area. Finally, the proposed project includes the design and construction of a consolidated wetland restoration plan at Calvert Vaux Park, in coordination with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR), to address all permanent wetland impacts associated with the reconstruction and enlargement of three existing stormwater outfalls.


Reservoir Levels

Current: 70.6%

Normal: 74.3%