Fisher Associates, in cooperation with Stantec Consulting, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP)’s Bureau of Environmental Planning and Analysis, prepared an environmental impact assessment in accordance with SEQRA and CEQR for New York City’s Green Infrastructure Assessment and Implementation Project. The project involves construction of up to 250 bioswales within coastal areas in Brooklyn and Queens. The bioswales will be constructed within City rights-of-way and designed to improve resiliency in the face of climate change.
The environmental impact assessment examined potential impacts from the proposed green infrastructure project on natural and cultural resources and other elements of the environment, including land use and zoning, hazardous materials, and transportation. In addition, at the direction of DASNY and the NYCDEP, Fisher and / or its sub-consultants completed necessary studies as part of the environmental review process including a wetland delineation and evaluation, hazardous materials investigation, and archaeological, and historic resource evaluations.