BPC Resiliency Projects Map (2021)

Battery Park City Resiliency


In 2012 Hurricane Sandy made landfall, leading to more than 100 fatalities and $70 billion in damages across a dozen states. In New York City alone, the storm resulted in more than fifty lives lost, millions of traumatized residents and billions of dollars in property damage, along with extensive loss of income and productivity. While Battery Park City fared better than many other affected areas of New York City, it nevertheless sustained millions of dollars of damage to Pier A Harbor House on its southern end, as well as to the BPC Ball Fields and Asphalt Green Community Center in the north as storm surge waters poured in from West Street on BPC’s eastern boundary.

Today, BPCA is at work on three interrelated resiliency projects as part of the Lower Manhattan Costal Resiliency (LMCR) project to protect Battery Park City and the Lower Manhattan coast from the threats of storm surge and sea level rise, and is engaging with the community and local stakeholders each step of the way.

The BPC Ball Fields & Community Center Resiliency Project, now substantially complete, entailed construction of an independent flood barrier system along the eastern, northern, and southern boundaries of the BPC Ball Fields. The approximately 800-linear foot barrier system protects the 80,000 square foot playing surface – used by some 50,000 local youth annually – and adjacent community center from the risks associated with storm surge and sea level rise.

The South Battery Park City Resiliency Project contemplates creation of an integrated coastal flood risk management system from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, through Wagner Park, across Pier A Plaza, and along the northern border of the Historic Battery.

The combined North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project contemplates the creation of an integrated coastal flood risk management system from First Place, north along the Battery Park City Esplanade, across to the east side of West Street/Route 9A, and terminate above Chambers Street at a high point on Greenwich Street. Work will proceed through a progressive design-build effort.

“We are leading the way for a more resilient and sustainable neighborhood.”

–BJ Jones, BPCA President and CEO
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