Professional Practice

CDBG-DR Coney Island Creek Tidal Barrier and Wetlands Feasibility Study RFP

Date: 5/16/2014 - 6/27/2014

Type: RFPs / RFQs

Location(s): International


NYCEDC seeks a consultant team to conduct a detailed feasibility study of integrated hydrological management strategies that would prevent and mitigate upland flooding around Coney Island Creek in Brooklyn, New York. This study is a critical component of resiliency planning for the communities around Coney Island Creek and will investigate strategies that, in addition to preventing flooding, could expand and improve waterfront open space, strengthen neighborhood connections, and promote economic development around the Creek.

• This study will advance the recommendations from the Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency’s “A Stronger, More Resilient New York” report released in June 2013 for a tidal barrier and wetlands system that would successfully mitigate the impacts of storm surge and rising sea levels around Coney Island Creek (see Southern Brooklyn Initiative 5).

• Included in this study area are residential, commercial, and industrial land uses, significant road, bridge, and rail infrastructure, public open space, and sensitive marine habitats.

• Respondents should draw on the expertise and experience of global thought leaders and local stakeholders to present practicable and feasible recommendations.For more information about this opportunity, visit the RFP web page.


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