Old and New Howard Beach - W. Hamilton Beach - Broad Channel Public Workshop

Host: Russo’s on the Bay, Howard Beach

Workshop date: March 14, 2013

Residents provided on-the-ground insight that helped our Community Rebuilding and Resiliency Team develop a deeper understanding of the priorities and challenges confronting neighborhoods along Jamaica Bay.

Overall, out of the various task force and other meetings and public workshops attended by SIRR staff in the spring of 2013, several priorities for SIRR in South Queens clearly emerged:

  • The importance of providing coastal protection measures on the bay;
  • The importance of clarifying uncertainty over availability of resources to retrofit, repair and rebuild homes;
  • The importance of addressing concern over future flood insurance rates;
  • The importance of expanding transit options; and
  • The importance of providing small business support.

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