Community Board 3 in July: More East River Resiliency Talks, Essex Crossing Land Use Changes | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
Rendering of latest East River coastal resiliency scheme. Before we head off for the Fourth of July holiday, here's a look at what's happening at Community Board 3 in July. There's a full slate of meetings planned before the board takes a summer break in August. --In the past month, CB3 approved with conditions the land use (ULURP) application for the East Side Coastal Resiliency Plan, which is meant to protect Lower East Side communities from the impacts of climate change. On Thursday, July 11, the city's Department of Design and Construction will be back at the parks/waterfront committee with a preliminary design presentation. You can read CB3's lengthy ULURP resolution here (item #6) here. And here's a link to the June presentation from the city. Community groups, under the auspices of the East River Alliance, continue to voice strong opposition to the plan. --At the same meeting, the city's Economic Development Corp. will present its latest plans for a park at Pier 42. --On