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STV Begins Work on East Side Coastal Resiliency Project in Manhattan


NEW YORK, NY – STV, a leader in engineering, architectural, planning and program and construction management services, announced today that it has signed a contract with the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) for the third phase of the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) project – a multi-year initiative to reduce flood risks to property, landscapes, businesses and infrastructure while also improving open spaces along the waterfront of the East Side of Manhattan. 

As part of its scope of work, STV will provide Resident Engineering Inspection (REI) services for the project to help optimize existing drainage and adding new drainage. The team will also investigate potential street and sidewalk closures, detours and temporary watermain shutoffs.
“Being entrusted with this critical infrastructure work on behalf of the NYCDDC speaks to STV’s knowledge and skills,” said Will Flores, STV senior vice president and project executive. “We are excited to work on such an important project that will impact the resiliency of this great city for generations to come.”

The ESCR project includes a combination of raised parkland, floodwalls and floodgates which will be added to the 2.4 miles of existing waterfront. The third phase includes extensive sewer infrastructure work to protect against heavy rainfall and saltwater flooding.

STV’s full-service team is a resilience industry leader, supporting clients’ to mitigate risk, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters or chronic stresses in a holistic manner. Amid the cultural shift towards resilience thinking, STV provides adaptable and innovative solutions that respond to and mitigate future challenges communities face. Throughout the New York metropolitan area, the firm has supported resilience projects such as Hoboken Ferry Terminal and Yard Resilience Upgrades, Central Railroad of New Jersey’s (CRRNJ) Terminal Restoration and Flood Resilience and Coney Island Yard Complex Flood Mitigation