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New Stapleton Waterfront

Staten Island, NY

Great Ecology provided ecological and current condition assessments, green infrastructure design support, and wetland mitigation design and permitting support for the 35-acre New Stapleton Waterfront Phase 2 & 3 redevelopment of a decommissioned waterfront property in north Staten Island. The project created a mixed-use residential community with public open space. Located within the FEMA 100-year floodplain, the project required extensive green infrastructure and coastal resiliency planning.
Great Ecology conducted thorough ecological assessments of the site to inform planting recommendations based on the historical ecological communities, future site demands, and plant species with a high chance for success despite the site’s stressors. Due to high velocity wave action along the shore, plant species in the park were chosen based on their resilience to coastal flooding. Our work also included developing mitigation strategies to offset potential wetland impacts during construction, soil and planting recommendations for the absorptive edge along the waterfront promenade, and design support for rain gardens and bioswales within plaza spaces.