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City of Bridgeport Presentation at the 2013 Long Island Sound Citizens Summit


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City of Bridgeport Presentation at the 2013 Long Island Sound Citizens Summit

  1. 1. Bridgeport, CTEvolution from Planning to Implementation:Learning from Experience In Bridgeport, CTCoastal flooding from tropical storm Irene 2011 and Hurricane Sandy
  2. 2. EnergyRecyclingBusiness, Jobs & PurchasingLand Use / TransportationGreen SpacesWater ResourcesOutreach and Education“Recipient of Governor’s2010 Climate Changeaward”
  3. 3. Green Infrastructure & Open Spaces New Parks Master Plan Pleasure Beach Implementationof Master Plan Waterfront Recapture Effort:Pequonnock River Initiative andWatershed Protection Knowlton Park Master Plan Community gardens & urbanfarming Connectivity ProgramDowntown UrbanEnhancement, Park Ave. SouthAve. & Lincoln Blvd
  4. 4. Bridgeport VulnerabilityAssessment
  5. 5. Vulnerable Areas Neighborhoods: Black Rock; Ash Creek; South End;Chopsey Hill; Seaside Park; Johnson Creek Housing Authority Sites; Hospitals; SikorskyAirport; Aquaculture School; Dams & Roads (East Main, Bishops Avenue, BostonAvenue) Habitat & Ecosystems: salt marsh, dunes, oysterbeds
  6. 6. Vulnerable Sectors Infrastructure – Age and Capacity Evacuation and Shelters/ “at-risk” communities Transportation (I-95, Rail, Bus) Social Services: medical, shelters, elderly Natural Resources/Recreation CSO/WWT – Storm Water Utilities Education/Communications
  7. 7. CRS: Credit ActivitiesWHAT YOU GET CREDIT FOR:1. Elevation Certificates2. Map Information Service (GIS)3. Outreach Projects4. Hazard Disclosure5. Flood Protection Info & Assistance6. Additional Flood Data7. Open Space Preservation8. Higher Regulatory Standards9. Flood Data Maintenance10. Stormwater Management11. Flood Plain Management Planning12. Acquisition and Relocation13. Flood Protection14. Drainage System MaintenanceWhat Bpt Currently Has“Soft” Implementable Items
  8. 8. 9 Cities2 Counties6 RegionalOrganizationsADVISORYBOARD7 StateAgencies6 Nonprofits3 New JerseyMembersPARTNERS
  9. 9. COASTAL ZONE ADAPTATIONSTRATEGIESRegionalNeighborhoodSiteRetreatUrban Waterfront Adaptive Strategies, NYCDepartment of City Planning
  10. 10. SCENARIO LOGIC MODELHow often will weexperience a severetropical storm ornor’easter?5 years?10 years?20 years?50 years?100 years?Will the governmentfund disasterrecovery?YesNoAtwhatlevel?Hazardmitigation?Immediaterecovery?How willresidents andbusinessesrespond?Rebuild topre-stormconditionsAdapt andstayRetreatLow Risk;Need buyouts;Planneddevelopmentupland;regulatevacant landHigh Risk;Needeasements,buyouts, surgebarriers, etcMedium;Need buyouts;Planneddevelopmentupland
  11. 11. David M. KoorisDirectorOffice of Planning and Economic DevelopmentCity of Bridgeport, Conn.203-576-7221david.kooris@bridgeportct.govTHANK YOU