This Plan expands on the goals of the project and identifies and analyzes a number of opportunity sites to be further explored in the next phases of the project. The Draft Plan is a work in progress and will continue to evolve as the project develops in the coming months.
You can download the Draft Plan presentation below.
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
[Victor Papa - President/Director]
President / Director – Two Bridges Neighborhood Council
Two Bridges Neighborhood Council is an independent community development organization that is devoted to the social and economic development of the Lower East Side community and to enhancing the physical, social, cultural and economic aspects of life for people of all age groups.
Survey: What are your priorities?
Introduction of the East River Blueway
[Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer]
The River’s Water Quality + Natural Habitat
Managing Partner – eDesign Dynamics
Environmental engineering and resource planning consultant for the East River Blueway Plan
eDesign Dynamics is an environmental engineering firm specializing in low-impact development, water resources planning, and habitat restoration. The firm has worked extensively throughout the five boroughs to design habitat restoration and stormwater management and combined sewer overflow (CSO) abatment systems.
Transportation + Access to the Water’s Edge
Principal – Philip Habib and Associates
Transportation and engineering consultant for the East River Blueway Plan
Philip Habib and Associates is a consulting engineering firm, specializing in the planning and design of transportation facilities, environmental studies, civil and traffic engineering and construction support services and inspection.
Waterfront Activities + Permitting
Technical Director – AKRF
Waterfront permitting consultant for the East River Blueway Plan
AKRF is a full service environmental consulting firm that prepares environmental impact statement, environmental assessments, and waterfront permitting work. The firm has worked throughout NYC on several open space projects, such as the Hudson River Park, Bronx River Greenway, Sherman Creek Park, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Community Engagement with East River Residents
Principal – RWeber consulting
Community engagement consultant for the East River Blueway Plan
RWeber consulting specializes in community based planning, with a particular concentration on stakeholder engagement and community outreach, ensuring that a wide range of voices are heard during the planning process. Mr. Weber has worked in the Lower East Side and Chinatown area for over a decade.