A rendering of the Delancey Street bridge overpass, part of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. Image via The Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resiliency.

A key Manhattan community board has declared support for a massive east side resiliency project.

If built, the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project will prevent catastrophic flooding while improving the quality of and access to parkland along the East River, from Montgomery Street on the Lower East Side to East 25th Street. East River Park already occupies most of that stretch, so plans will improve existing parkland but add roughly 11 linear blocks of green space.

If all reviews go smoothly,  shovels are slated to hit the ground in spring 2019, and the project should wrap by the end of 2024.

Read more at The Architects Newspaper.