Monday, November 16, 2015

Roosevelt Island Youth Program Grant Support Extension & Coler Hospital Flood Mitigation Plan On Agenda For RIOC Real Estate Advisory Committee Meeting Tuesday November 17

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Real Estate Advisory Committee is meeting tomorrow. According to RIOC:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Real Estate Development Advisory Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors

will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the RIOC administrative office, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.


Review of Extension of Grant Support for the Roosevelt Island Youth Program Through 4th Quarter of Fiscal Year Ending 3/31/2016.

Discussion of Memorandum of Understanding to be Negotiated in Connection With the Coler Hospital Flood Mitigation Plan.

Any Other Committee Business That May be Brought Before the Committee


The Open Meetings Law of the State of New York requires that all public bodies conduct meetings, convened for the purpose of officially conducting public business, in a manner open to attendance by the general public to observe and listen.
An audio web cast of the meeting will be available soon thereafter.

The November 9 joint meeting of RIOC Real Estate and Operations Advisory Committees heard a presentation by the NYC Health & Hospitals Corp as well as from the NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency on protecting Coler Hospital from flood damage (full audio web cast of meeting here).  Two options were discussed.

One plan would build a high wall around the perimeter of the hospital's footprint 5 feet from its wall. The second plan would elevate the shoreline surrounding the hospital.

NYCHHC and the Mayor's Office wish to elevate the shoreline surrounding Coler Hospital. RIOC's permission is required to do so.

Not known yet is the obligations and responsibilities of RIOC, nor the impact on the entire Roosevelt Island community and infrastructure, under the plan to elevate the shoreline only around Coler Hospital.

Here's presentation by Joseph Musso of NYC Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency describing proposed plan to protect Coler Hospital from flooding

by raising the ground elevation and renderings of some possible design options for the area.

Will have more including full video of the November 9 Presentation.