Green Infrastructure Efforts in Brooklyn

Newtown Creek, Right-of-Way Bioswales and Stormwater Green Streets


Newtown Creek, Right-of-Way Bioswales and Stormwater Green Streets


Brooklyn, NY



Building on our extensive experience with green infrastructure in New York City, AKRF is working with the New York City Departments of Design + Construction (NYCDDC) and Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) on the implementation of right-of-way bioswales and stormwater green streets in Brooklyn.

AKRF is coordinating with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) given that the project areas are located in established neighborhoods with multiple MTA train lines running through them, as well as major thoroughfares including the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Eastern Parkway, Atlantic Avenue, Broadway, and Fulton Street.

Our work on this project includes:

  • Leading all efforts with multiple concurrent office and field engineering crews
  • Site walkthroughs for all project locations, including coordination with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and NYCDOT staff
  • Hydraulic  and hydrologic study and modeling
  • Field exploration and geotechnical testing
  • Bioswale and green street design
  • Extensive agency coordination and permitting
  • Design, permitting, and construction monitoring in support of NYCDEP Office of Green Infrastructure (OGI) Program

Site/Civil Engineering Overview