The Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR), in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), worked with local stakeholders to advance resiliency in Red Hook by reducing flood risk due to coastal storms and sea level rise. The Integrated Flood Protection System (IFPS) Project was funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program-Advanced Assistance (HMGP-AA) program.
The first phase of the Red Hook IFPS Project consisted of a comprehensive study, for which TCT provided cost estimating services, to determine the feasibility of a variety of options for an IFPS in Red Hook. The study considered varying levels of flood protection, alignments, interventions, and cost when exploring options. Through a process of community and stakeholder engagement, the City selected an IFPS option to advance into subsequent project phases including design and construction. $100 million was committed by the City and State for these phases. For subsequent project phases, the City and the State committed $50 million in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds and $50 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds for a total of $100 million in funding to be used for environmental review, permitting, design, engineering and construction.
The Red Hook IFPS Project was an important part of a multi-layered $20 billion resiliency plan that the City is implementing around the five boroughs. The plan took a comprehensive approach to resiliency with the vision that its neighborhoods, economy, and public services will be ready to withstand and emerge stronger from the impacts of climate change and other 21st century threats.