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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: 70%
Project Start: Q4 2019
Anticipated Completion: Q4 2024
• Temporary closure of the parking lot by building 1W (135 Richards) to facilitate the installation of a retention tank, manholes and site lighting.
o Nine parking spaces were maintained in the area to accommodate the existing senior/mobility-impaired permit holders
• Installation of new concrete and pavers at Centre Mall
• Construction of lily pad passive flood protection measures, including passive flood barriers, throughout the site
o The flood protection measures will help keep water out of flood-prone areas during a storm
• Installation of site lighting posts and conduit throughout the site
o The new site lighting will be brighter and more energy efficient
• Installation of new lobby doors throughout the site
• Installation of new play areas throughout the campus including new play equipment and safety surfacing
• Installation of the new staircase at the East Plant
o The 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
• Restoration of pathways and sidewalks sitewide
• Basement floodproofing work throughout the site to protect flood-prone areas
o All basements are expected to be completed by 2024
• Electrical service interruptions at select buildings across the site to switch service to the new equipment
o Residents will be notified of the outages via phone calls and flyer postings
• 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, collapse rat burrows every week, and clean the construction work zones daily.