NYC Green Infrastructure Plan
2012 Green Infrastructure Annual Report
During the last year, DEP has released design standards for green infrastructure, promulgated new stormwater performance standards for new developments and redevelopments, completed construction of the first neighborhood demonstration area in East New York, oversaw the completion of grant projects at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Queens College, initiated construction on area-wide contracts for the Flushing Bay and Bronx River drainage areas, and much more.
In September 2010, New York City released the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan which presents an alternative approach to improving water quality that integrates “green infrastructure,” such as swales and green roofs, with investments to optimize the existing system and to build targeted, cost-effective “grey” or traditional infrastructure.
Download the Executive Summary:
Download NYC Green Infrastructure Plan:
Individual Combined Sewer Drainage Areas (printable 11x17 maps in PDF):
* Watershed map is not yet included in PDF due to scale.
On June 28, 2010, DEP held a city-wide meeting to present and review the analysis and incorporate the ideas of the public into the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan. During this meeting, DEP presented a general overview of the Plan and then the attendees broke into three groups – concerning two watersheds each – in which the public offered general and targeted ideas about green infrastructure in New York City.
Throughout the implementation of the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan the City will continue to engage the public and solicit ideas to improve and expand green infrastructure opportunities.
For further information or to submit your ideas, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.