Resiliency planning requires a real commitment to understanding the needs of the community.


Project

Resiliency Planning - NY Rising

Status

Completed

Team

AIM Development Group/URS Corporation/LiRo


As a subcontractor to the URS Corporation, AIM prepared Housing & Economic Development Studies to inform planning efforts in six Superstorm Sandy impacted communities in Brooklyn and Long Island.  Each housing study included an analysis of local housing stock conditions; comparative census data analyses; local housing affordability analyses; review of hurricane damage data; and the impacts of national and regional trends to the local housing market. Economic development studies included localized analyses of existing conditions (i.e., land use and zoning regulations, economic drivers and comparative census data analyses); hurricane impacts; and identified opportunities for (re)development of vacant or underutilized land.

In addition, AIM led public engagement for a community-driven planning process developed by New York State for the allocation of $32.6 million in Superstorm Sandy project funding for the Brighton Beach/Coney Island/Manhattan Beach/ Seagate and the Sheepshead Bay/Gerritsen Beach communities. The scope of work included facilitating meetings, and developing committee and general public activities to guide the creation of community vision statements; the identification and prioritization of community needs and opportunities; and the development of reconstruction strategies, programs, projects, and activities to create resilient communities.   

 

More than traditional planning...AIM also

1.

Colloborated on creative outreach strategies in the communities of Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, and Sea Gate which resulted in an additional $3 million in project funding for “Best Inclusion of Vulnerable Populations” as part of the NY Rising to the Top Competition.

2.

Produced detailed housing and economic development reports for six Brooklyn communities that provided a framework for the development of reconstruction strategies and projects.