The Brooklyn Bridge-Montgomery Coastal Resilience (BMCR) project extends along the East River waterfront from the Brooklyn Bridge to the south, and Montgomery Street to the north. BMCR includes both flood protection and utility improvements for the neighborhood. Utility improvements and upgrades will take place along South Street, under the Brooklyn Bridge, on a portion of Montgomery Street, and along the East River Greenway and esplanade. The flood protection components and amenities will be constructed within the esplanade area.
Flood protection will be provided through a series of deployable barriers and permanent barriers installed along the neighborhood edge of the esplanade, under the elevated FDR Drive. The deployable barriers will include flip-up gates, roller gates, swing gates, and a flood door. Deployable barriers will be permanent infrastructure, hidden until they are activated in the event of a storm. The location of the flood walls and posts have been designed to minimize conflict with subsurface infrastructure and to maximize integration of public space amenities.
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The BMCR Project will provide a mix of active and passive use amenities to the Two-Bridges neighborhood including:
In March 2021, the final BMCR design was submitted to the NYC Public Design Commission (PDC) for final review and approval.
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Total Funding: $349 Million
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