Greenpoint Monitor Museum USS Monitor Park 2021-06-24T18:12:21+00:00

Project Description

Greenpoint Monitor Museum USS Monitor Park

Project Lead: The Greenpoint Monitor Museum
Project Partners: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary; P.S. 110 The Monitor; P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont; P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry; John Ericsson M.S. 126; St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy; and Oliver Tilden Camp #26 – Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Project Location: 56 Quay Street
2015 GCEF Grant: $599,200
2015 Matching Contribution: $193,400
2015 Project Completed: August 2019

In 2015, through a competitive process, The Greenpoint Monitor Museum received a GCEF grant of $599,200 (and provided $193,400 in matching funds) to develop an ecological design for shoreline restoration and stabilization at the proposed site of the Greenpoint Monitor Museum building, and to incorporate this design process into educational programs conducted at Greenpoint schools by The Greenpoint Monitor Museum.

Major project activities funded by GCEF included: (1) assessing alternative natural shoreline stabilization and flood protection methods combining soft non-structural stabilization (i.e. gentle slopes) with hard shoreline protection alternatives (i.e. vegetated riprap) based upon a site assessment; (2) integrating projected sea-level rise, as part of the current assessment, to inform future plans for the site; (3) evaluating the condition of the existing bulkhead; (4) conducting a bathymetry study to assess the depth of waters near the shoreline to inform shoreline delineation, coastal engineering, and habitat restoration plans; (5) preparing a proposed ecological shoreline restoration and stabilization design (and accompanying documentation) using the selected shoreline stabilization method; (6) estimating costs for the design/build methods; (7) conducting public meetings to share the proposed design and seek community feedback; (8) preparing plans to allow for future construction of the shoreline restoration and stabilization; and (9) obtaining required permits and regulatory approvals. Additionally, the GCEF grant allowed The Greenpoint Monitor Museum to enhance their existing educational programs on the Museum’s environmental engineering processes which were showcased at local “Road Show” schools and locations.

  • Developed an ecological shoreline restoration and stabilization design for the proposed site of the Greenpoint Monitor Museum
  • Completed all construction documentation including drawings, specifications, cost estimate with supporting geotechnical and environmental reports, and land and bathymetric surveys
  • Organized public information sessions and community presentations on the project and the proposed ecological shoreline restoration and stabilization design
  • Introduced local students to the project through educational activities and events at local schools
  • Held meetings on the project with representatives of adjacent developers, and local, state, and federal regulatory agencies including NYC Department of Planning, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Received approvals from regulating agencies for the ecological shoreline restoration and stabilization design, as well as the necessary permits for a follow-up phase of construction work