Greenpoint Monitor Museum USS Monitor Park 2020-09-04T09:33:39+00:00

Project Description

Greenpoint Monitor Museum USS Monitor Park

Project Lead: The Greenpoint Monitor Museum
Project Partners: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration – USS Monitor National Marine Sanctuary; P.S. 110 The Monitor School; P.S. 31 Samuel F. Dupont; P.S. 34 Oliver H. Perry; John Ericsson M.S. 126; Saint Stanislaus Kostka School; and Oliver Tilden Camp No. 26 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Project Location: 56 Quay Street
GCEF Grant: $599,200
Matching Contribution: $193,400
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 a final ecological design for shoreline restoration and stabilization at the proposed site of the Greenpoint Monitor Museum building, and to incorporate that design process into the education programs conducted at Greenpoint schools by the 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 rip rap) based upon a site assessment, (2) integrating, as part of the assessment, projected sea-level rise for future phases of the Museum’s plans for the site, (3) evaluating the condition of the existing bulkhead, (4) conducting a bathometry assessment which involves assessing the depth of waters near the shoreline in order to inform shoreline delineation, coastal engineering, and habitat restoration, (5) preparing design documentation using the selected shoreline stabilization method, (6) estimating costs for the design/build methods, (7) completing permits, (8) preparing plans to allow for future construction of the living shoreline, (9) conducting public meetings about the design to seek feedback, (10) delivering existing education programs at the Museum’s various local “Road Show” schools and locations, and (11) enhancing that programming with information about the project’s environmental engineering processes.

  • Developed an environmentally beneficial green/living shoreline restoration/stabilization design which has been approved by the regulating agencies
  • Received permits for a follow up construction phase of work
  • Completed 100% construction documentation including drawings, specifications, cost estimate with supporting geotechnical report, environmental report, and land and bathymetric surveys
  • Conducted public outreach and educational activities in support of the project including public information sessions, community presentations, and events at local schools to introduce students to the project
  • Conducted in-person meetings with state, federal and local regulatory meetings including representatives of adjacent developers, the New York City Department of Planning and Department of Parks and Recreation, and the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration