The Tottenville Shoreline Protection Project (TSPP) – formerly the Tottenville Dunes Project - was developed through the NY Rising Community Reconstruction (NYRCR) Program on Staten Island. The TSPP project is separate from the Living Breakwaters, with a different design team and funding commitment, but is being planned jointly as a layered approach for the area to address coastal flooding, wave action and erosion while restoring and enhancing the ecosystems, improving waterfront access and engaging with the public on resiliency strategies. It is being analyzed with the Living Breakwater project as part of one, joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The project area for TSPP is along the shoreline proximate to the Breakwaters along much of the length of Conference House Park from approximately Carteret Street to Page Avenue.
At the beginning of the 60% design phase, the plan envisions of a series of risk reduction measures beginning at the west with an earthen berm, a hybrid dune/revetment system, two eco-revetments (one section between Brighton Street and Manhattan Street and one section between Loretto Street and Sprague Avenue), and a raised edge continuing east to Page Ave. The entire system would include native plantings and a continuous trail system along the shoreline in Conference House Park. The exact dimensions and placement of these elements is under design and refinement. The final design of the TSPP is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
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