Developing a billion-dollar resiliency project along 2.4 miles of Manhattan coastline
Flooding & Resiliency
Our planners, engineers, and environmental scientists partner with the public and private sectors to address resiliency infrastructure challenges related to sea level rise, storm surge, increased precipitation, and flooding. We work in all phases and at all scales of resiliency planning and design — ranging from the initial planning stages of risk assessment and resiliency master planning for vulnerable riverine communities to complete design, permitting, and environmental documentation for coastal megaprojects in dense urban areas.
AKRF is able to expedite the preparation of federal, state, and local environmental review and permitting documentation to accelerate rebuilding efforts, as we did after Hurricane Sandy, including projects receiving Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery funding; manage large-scale resiliency design projects, such as the East Side Coastal Resiliency protection system along 2.2 miles of Manhattan’s waterfront; and produce expert natural resources assessments tailored to waterfront development, ecological restoration, and environmental permit procurement.
AKRF has contributed to over 30 rebuilding and resiliency projects throughout New York and New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy as well as flood mitigation and flooding vulnerability projects in Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia.