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Sunset cove restoration project -update

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Update on the Sunset Cove Restoration Project including additional Funding received and new design element

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Sunset cove restoration project -update

  1. 1. Sunset Cove Restoration Update and Stakeholder Advocacy
  2. 2. Sunset Cove  12 acre site  Spectacular views of Jamaica Bay and NYC  Located at extreme south end of Broad Channel  NYC Parks land adjacent to NPS wetlands  Wetland cove and upland area  Unique Opportunity to restore Degraded shoreline area  NEXT MAJOR RESTORATION PROJECT TO BEGIN IN JAMAICA BAY
  3. 3. History  Small Marina since the 40’s  Marina greatly expanded thru illegal fill in 1970’s and 80’s.  Court action at both state and Federal level  Resulted in 1998 decision to reduce size  2008 decision for additional violations led to state acquisition  2008 Land put under jurisdiction of NYC DCAS
  4. 4. History  Broad Channel Civic Association led effort to have area deeded to NYC Parks.  Worked thru Councilman Ulrich’s office to have transferred to NYC Parks in 2009  BCCA passed unanimous resolution in February of 2010 endorsing wetlands restoration, upland forest, walking trails, boardwalk plan.  BCCA plan submitted to NYC PARKS RFEI— only plan submitted
  5. 5. Sunset Cove 2006
  6. 6. Sunset Cove 2013
  7. 7. DOI grant effort Post Sandy  Effort led by Broad Channel Civic Association  Letters of support obtained from  Senator Schumer ***  Congressman Meeks  Congressman Jeffries  State Senator Addabbo  Assemblyman Goldfeder  Councilman Ulrich Federal lobbying coordinated with Harbor Coalition
  8. 8. Dept of Interior Grant awarded for 4.8 Million
  9. 9. Partners  NYC Parks  NYC DEP  NYS DEC  National Parks Service  Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers  American Littoral Society
  10. 10. Features of Project:  • Restoration of approximately 4 acres of low marsh.  • Restoration of approximately 0.5 acres of high marsh.  • Restoration of approximately 4 acres of scrubland.  • Restoration of approximately 3.5 acres of coastal forest.  • Restoration of approximately 1,000 linear feet of upland perimeter.  • Construction of boardwalk, outdoor classroom and perimeter walking trail/Berm and Eco-dock for student use .
  11. 11. Phase 1 funding  NEWIPCC EPA Grant - $60,000  State EPF Grant - $50,000  DOI NFWF Grant - $4,850,000  DEC Mitigation Payments  Transco Williams - $500,000  Dept of Sanitation - $750,000  NYCDOT - $990,000  DPR - $70,000 (Beach 108 Bulkhead Project)  DEP Design Contribution - $50,000  Total original Funding expectation- $7,320,000
  12. 12. Phase 2 Funding--  Total final cost estimate $ 1.8 Million  Funding Sources-- ◦ Broad Channel CRZ NY Rising- -----$500,000 ◦ Queens Borough President Melinda Katz--$1,000,000 ◦ Assemblywoman Amato - $125,000 ◦ State Senator Addabbo--$ 175,000 ◦ Broad Channel Civic thru Participatory Budget-$200,00  * all design costs for Louis Berger firm from NY Rising
  13. 13. Funding shortfall  Project out for bid in May 2017  Minimum bid received 7 million short  Project in Jeopardy and DOI Funding  Ecowatchers and BCCA lobby Mayors office  Elected officials lend full support  Worked with Offic of Resiliency  October 6th Funding received from Mayors Office
  14. 14. Press Conference- October 6th
  15. 15. Sunset Cove Revised Time Frame  Phase 1—Funded/Design Completed Contractor identified /Construction to start Spring 2018  Total---$16,320,000  Phase 2- funding in Place/Design underway by Louis Berger/ Construction Spring 2019  Total funds---$1,800,000
  16. 16. Site plan
  17. 17. North site Plan with eco dock
  18. 18. Boardwalk and Entrance to Park –Phase 2
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  20. 20. Boardwalk design using restored lumber from Rockaway Boardwalk
  21. 21. Shade features
  22. 22. SUNSET COVE
  23. 23. Wetlands Experience
  24. 24. Learning/Research
  25. 25. Solstice Markers
  26. 26. Sunset at the Cove

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