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The New York City Housing Authority is building back safer, stronger and smarter by improving structural resiliency and infrastructure protection at Red Hook Houses. NYCHA’s Recovery and Resilience Department (R&R) is pushing design boundaries in building reinforcements, storm surge protection, and infrastructure upgrades. Below, please find the latest R&R construction update for Red Hook Houses. To learn more about the R&R program visit https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nycha/about/recovery-resiliency.page
Power Plant & Pods Phase Percentage Completion: 53%
Project Start: Q4 2019
Anticipated Completion: Q1 2024
• New plantings by building 6 (62 Mill) as part of the site restoration pilot work
• Painting and installation of waterlines at the West Pod by building 1W (135 Richards)
• Construction of lily pad passive flood protection measures by buildings 2W (147 Richards) and 3W (100 Dwight), 5 (748 Henry), 6 (791 Hicks), and 7 (772 Henry)
o The flood protection measures will help keep water out of flood-prone areas during a storm
• Installation of sprinkler system, medium temperature hot water piping, and elevators in the East Plant
o The new East Plant will hold standby generators and boiler equipment above the flood level to provide full backup power and heat to NYCHA Red Hook buildings
• Continued construction of all utility pods (small buildings) including but not limited to installation of framing, brick facades, electrical equipment, and roofing
• Installation of site lighting posts and conduit throughout the site
o The new site lighting will be brighter and more energy efficient
• Basement floodproofing work throughout the site to protect flood-prone areas
o All basements except for building 6 (62 Mill Street) are expected to be completed by the end of 2023
• Temporary street parking closures at Columbia between Bush and Mill Street to facilitate the installation of underground conduit that will help better protect Red Hook buildings from unplanned utility outages
• Relocation of maintenance and management spaces to facilitate floodproofing work in building basements
• Construction of lily pad passive flood protection measures by remaining buildings throughout the site
• Construction of new trash area at the West Pod by building 1W (135 Richards)
• NYCHA’s Pest Management Department has been conducting regular visits to Red Hook to install and/or service bait stations, collapse rodent burrows, and close gaps in building basements to reduce the rodent population on site.
o Additionally, the Sandy contractor has continued to install and/or service bait stations and collapse rat burrows every week, and clean the construction work zones daily.