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Reducing Flood Risk and Building Resilience in Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Project

The Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency (LMCR) Project is an integrated coastal protection initiative aimed at reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise in Lower Manhattan. The LMCR Project area spans the Lower Manhattan coast and seeks to increase resiliency while preserving access to the waterfront and integrating with public space.

Informed by the Lower Manhattan Climate Resilience Study, New York City has identified a set of strategies to build resilience in Lower Manhattan. The recommendations include developing a plan to extend the Manhattan shoreline into the East River to protect the low-lying and highly constrained Seaport and Financial District area.

On December 29th, 2021, the City of New York released the Financial District and Seaport Climate Resilience Master Plan.

In addition, the city will advance $900 million for five capital projects to reinforce Lower Manhattan's coastal areas, beginning construction in 2022.

Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency Capital Project Components

  • Brooklyn Bridge-Montgomery Coastal Resilience
  • Seaport Coastal Resilience
  • The Battery Coastal Resilience
  • Battery Park City Resilience Projects (South, North & West)