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Grant Number B-02-DW-36-0001 Grant Name State of New York, 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on NYC
Grantee Name Lower Manhattan Development Corporation Quarter Apr 2003
Grant Amount $2,000,000,000.00 Obligation Date 6/7/2002

[Submitter Information] 
Name:  LMDC
Email:  infoLMDC@renewnyc.com
Phone:  (212)962-2300


Plan Description: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation was created in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 by Governor Pataki and then-Mayor Giuliani to help plan and coordinate the rebuilding and revitalization of Lower Manhattan, defined as everything south of Houston Street. The LMDC is a joint State-City corporation governed by a 16-member Board of Directors, half appointed by the Governor of New York and half by the Mayor of New York. LMDC is charged with ensuring Lower Manhattan recovers from the attacks and emerges even better than it was before. The centerpiece of LMDC’s efforts is the creation of a permanent memorial honoring those lost, while affirming the democratic values that came under attack on September 11. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development appropriated $2 billion to fund the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s initiatives.
Plan Needs: The World Trade Center attacks resulted in a staggering loss of life and extensive physical destruction to Lower Manhattan. Approximately 30 million square feet of commercial space was damaged or eliminated, and seven buildings in the World Trade Center site were completely leveled. Critical transportation infrastructure was disrupted or obliterated, including the PATH station, the 1/9 subway line and sections of Route 9A and Church Street. Vehicular access to the area south of Canal Street was prohibited for seven days. As a result of the tragedy, residential occupancy rates in the immediate region dropped to 60%, over 100,000 jobs were displaced, and small and large businesses struggled to maintain viability.

Funding Sources: 
  • Foundations and corporate and private fundraising
  • Other Private Funds - various
  • National Park Service’s Urban Park and Recreation Recovery Program (UPARR)


  • Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $689,930,325.71
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $679,939,548.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $330,971,181.96
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $348,968,366.04
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $219,225,191.56

    Overall Report Narrative:
    With HUD funding, LMDC is coordinating long-term plans for Lower Manhattan and pursuing initiatives to make the area a vibrant 21st century community for residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors. LMDC is also working to rebuild the World Trade Center site and to create a permanent memorial for the victims of September 11. A transparent and open public process guides LMDC’s ongoing planning efforts.
    Progress in meeting requirement for non-federal public matching funds
    or its equivalent value(excluding Planning and Administration):

    N/A

    Activities performed for This Reporting Period



    Activity - R2R-7717) Administration

    Responsible UOG:  Alliance for Downtown New York
    Start Date:  6/6/2002
    End Date:  10/7/2002
    Location Description:  The summer season-long festival of the arts in Lower Manhattan named “River-to-River” is held throughout the Lower Manhattan area and targets the entire NYC area.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $7,625,699.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    The River to River Festival attracted many visitors to Lower Manhattan. Approximately seventy-five percent of the attendees neither worked nor lived Downtown. Approximately eighty percent of those who neither worked nor lived Downtown identified the Festival events as their primary reason for being in Lower Manhattan that day. Among those who neither work nor live Downtown, approximately seventy percent either dined out, shopped, went sightseeing, or participated in some other activity such as having a drink, visiting a museum, or visiting a friend or relative in addition to attending the performance. As part of the LMDC’s community outreach efforts, LMDC was featured on Festival materials and web sites and LMDC provided informational materials and staffing at River to River events that took place between September 1st and September 20th. This activity is complete and these are final numbers.


    Activity - BRG-7718) Payment for compensation for economic losses (WTC-only)

    Responsible UOG:  Empire State Development Corporation (ESD)
    Start Date:  11/22/2002
    End Date:  6/30/2003
    Location Description:  Manhattan south of 14th Street
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $150,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $150,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $150,000,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $143,529,756.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Businesses61125942
    # of Non-business Organizations benefitting213195
    # of Low Wage-Earners benefittingN/A23504
    # of Low + Mod Wage-Earners benefittingN/A32556


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    As of March 31, 2003, a total of 5,942 businesses (including 195 not-for-profit organizations) received 6,013 grants totaling $143,472,510 using LMDC’s $150 million supplemental BRG allocation. (Please note that the total grant amount as of March 31, 2003 reported in this narrative differs slightly from the cumulative funds expended as reported for this period. This is due to a brief time lag between the actual disbursement of grants by ESDC and its recording in the database from which this report is derived.) The average value of LMDC-funded BRG grants disbursed to eligible businesses over this period was $23,860. The program activity and accomplishments reported as of March 31, 2003 do not represent the final results of the BRG program. A number of applications received by the program deadline on December 31, 2002, are still being processed and are not included in these totals. BRG total employment (including wage earners and owners) at small businesses assisted with the LMDC program funds was 45,650. Seventy-one percent of total employment at assisted establishments (or 32,556 wage earners and proprietors) were low- and moderate- income earners (defined as annual income up to $50,250). Low-income earners (defined as less than $31,400 per annum) reflected 51% of total employment (or 23,504 wage earners and proprietors). Based on the LMDC BRG allocation alone, the average number of wage earners and owners at the establishments of BRG-assisted businesses in the Eligible Area was approximately eight. When viewed by sub-areas within the Eligible Area, the LMDC-funded portion of the BRG program shows that most of the grants disbursed went to small businesses in the Restricted Zone and the area surrounding it south of Canal Street. A total of 3,905 grants were disbursed to businesses in these two areas, with a total value of $121.7 million (or 81%) of the total LMDC sub-allocation to the BRG program. As of March 31, 2003, nearly all of the prorated share of the estimated 19,600 small businesses south of 14th Street received grants through the LMDC allocation of BRG program funds, which contributed to the retention of 66% of the prorated share of the estimated 225,000 jobs in the Eligible Area considered at risk in the Final Action Plan. LMDC’s program accomplishments may be greater than reported at this time once all applications received by the December 31, 2002 deadline are processed.


    Activity - JCRP-7720) Econ. development or recovery activity that creates/retains jobs

    Responsible UOG:  Empire State Development Corporation (ESD)
    Start Date:  11/22/2002
    End Date:  6/30/2003
    Location Description:  South of Canal Street
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $150,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $150,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $11,183,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $138,817,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting57250
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting40580
    # of buildings (non-residential)N/A0
    # of Businesses940
    # of Persons benefitting376000


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    The Job Creation and Retention Grant Program (JCRP) targets businesses in the area of Lower Manhattan south of Canal Street with over 200 full-time employees that require assistance in maintaining, establishing or resuming a presence in Lower Manhattan or elsewhere in New York City. The program also aims to attract companies willing to commit to relocate and/or create 200 or more jobs in Lower Manhattan. The $700 million initial federal appropriation allocated $170 million to Empire State Development Corporation for JCRP. The accepted offers as of March 31, 2003, totaling $228.9 million, exceed the initial program allocation. The Final Action Plan anticipated a total program cost of $400 million, with the additional allocations to come from congressional appropriations to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC). The Partial Action Plan submitted by LMDC on August 27, 2002, and subsequently approved by HUD, allocates a total of $350 million as supplemental funds to three ESDC administered programs, including $150 million for JCRP. As of March 31, 2003, a total of $11,183,000 from the LMDC sub-allocation was obligated to fund grants approved by ESDC. As of that date, none of the LMDC sub-allocated funds were disbursed to grant recipients. As noted in the Partial Action Plan, the revised total program allocation for JCRP (including the LMDC sub-allocation) is $320 million, which is fully funded. Fifty-one of the 64 grants approved as of March 31, 2003 will be funded by the initial $170 million allocated to ESDC. These 51 awards total $169,829,393 and reflect a total job commitment of 53,448 in New York City, of which 47,295 are located in Lower Manhattan. Based on ESDC’s program allocation alone, ESDC’s commitments to approved projects anticipate achieving 126% of the prorated share of the estimated 80,000 jobs at risk. The remaining 13 of the 64 approved grants, totaling $11,183,000, will draw on the $150 million LMDC sub-allocation. These 13 awards represent a total job commitment of 6,406 (an anticipated 17% of LMDC’s prorated share of estimated employment at risk in New York City), of which 5,856 jobs are located in Lower Manhattan.


    Activity - RGP-7713) Residential Location Incentive Grants - (WTC only)

    Start Date:  6/7/2002
    End Date:  12/31/2005
    Location Description:  For the purposes of the Grant Program the area of focus has been divided into three zones. These zones are as follows: Zone 1 is defined as the area south of Chambers Street and west of Nassau and Broad Streets, including all buildings which face on those streets and the entirety of Battery Park City. Zone 2 is defined as the area outside Zone 1 but south of Canal Street and southwest of Rutgers Street, including all buildings which face on those streets. Zone 3 is defined as: the area north of Canal Street and Rutgers Street; south of Delancey and Kenmare Streets; and east of Lafayette Street in Manhattan, including all buildings which face on those streets with the exception of Canal Street and Rutgers Street.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $280,500,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $280,500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $156,497,154.57
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $124,002,845.43
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $68,180,815.54

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Properties15001511
    # of Low/Mod Income Households benefitting1250016640
    # of Low-Income Households benefitting840012809
    # of Businesses107
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Households benefitting3800025895


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    On June 7, 2002, Governor George E. Pataki and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez announced the approval of LMDC’s Residential Grant Program. On August 15, 2002, LMDC announced the availability of applications for the $281 million Residential Grant Program. Over 140,000 applications have been distributed throughout the Lower Manhattan area at over 130 locations including community centers, elected officials offices, Community Board offices, senior centers, residential developments, libraries, and at two full service LMDC Residential Grant Program Community Offices located in Tribeca and Chinatown. LMDC continues to expand its outreach campaign and is working with landlords, co-op and condo boards, media, and local community organizations to ensure that all residents, potential residents, and owners are aware of the program. LMDC launched the "It Pays to Live Downtown" campaign in January, 2003. The ongoing outreach campaign featured city-wide “It Pays to Live Downtown” advertisements placed in local papers, subways, bus stops, and phone booths throughout February and March. Additionally, LMDC mobile application teams visited all residential buildings in Lower Manhattan where no one had yet applied for the grants. LMDC opened a multilingual hotline (1-866-RenewNYC) to answer questions about eligibility for the program, the status of applications, recertifications, and other issues. This hotline operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. LMDC provides multiple ways for residents to apply for the LMDC Residential Grant Program. Applicants are able to mail in applications, apply via the hotline, and make appointments at the Chinatown office at 225 Park Row or the Tribeca office at 68 Reade Street to meet with an eligibility specialist and receive help in filling out the application. All of LMDC’s Residential Grant Program services, including our web site, hotline, offices, and outreach, provide all services in English, Chinese, and Spanish. LMDC has also hired a not-for-profit organization to provide services to individuals who speak other languages. In order to minimize the risk of loss from fraud, LMDC has retained a Compliance Auditor and investigative team, which operate a fraud prevention hotline and other initiatives. LMDC has also hired a Vice President for Investigations who provides in-house expertise on fraud prevention and who has day-to-day oversight responsibility for the investigative team. The fraud prevention hotline number is 1-866-830-9131. Staff at Residential Grant Program Community Offices have been fully trained on fraud recognition procedures and are able to contact the investigative team as necessary. LMDC has created a building eligibility database in partnership with New York City’s Department of Buildings, Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Department of City Planning, Department of Finance, and Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications. This comprehensive database matches applications to Zones 1, 2, and 3, and determines eligibility of buildings based on legal residential status and conformity to health, safety, and habitability criteria. Applications are being approved on an ongoing basis. 25,895 applications were approved through March 31, 2003. Checks were issued to 21,441 residents prior to March 31, 2003. Of the 25,895 approved applications representing approximately $140 million in grants, LMDC will distribute 21,963 September 11 Grants, 17,031 2-Year Grants, and 5,587 Family Grants to individuals. LMDC will distribute 22 2-Year Grants to 7 businesses. LMDC continues to process applications in order of date received. If applications are missing information, LMDC contacts residents to complete the paperwork. No application will be denied solely because required information is not initially submitted. LMDC will continue to issue approval letters after quality controls, including fraud prevention measures and confirmation of building eligibility, are applied to each application. There has been a positive response to the LMDC Residential Grant Program. Over 36,000 applications have been received to date. These applications represent residents that lived here prior to September 11, 2001 and remain committed to the area, families making Lower Manhattan their home, and new residents making two-year commitments to Lower Manhattan. Since the Residential Grant Program was first announced in February 2002, there has been a tremendous resurgence of interest in moving to Lower Manhattan, which is reflected in the increase in residential occupancy rates. For example, the occupancy rate of Battery Park City was 60 percent after the attack, rose to 74 percent shortly after the announcement of the draft plan, and is now over 95 percent. Over 50 percent of the residents in zone 1, the area closest to the World Trade Center site, are new residents to the area since September 11, 2001. The new and renewed commitment of residents to the area, despite the disaster, provides a strong foundation for the revitalization of Lower Manhattan.


    Activity - IM-0103) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of public facilities

    Responsible UOG:  New York City Department of Design and Construction
    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  1/30/2005
    Location Description:  The Interim Memorial is installed in a section of historic Battery Park known as Eisenhower Mall, near Bowling Green and adjacent to Hope Garden.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $350,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $350,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $350,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of Low-Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of Public FacilitiesN/A0
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefitting3000


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    On March 11th, 2002, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation joined Governor Pataki, Mayor Bloomberg, former Mayor Giuliani and families of many who perished at the World Trade Center in a moving ceremony to unveil the interim memorial. The centerpiece of the memorial is "The Sphere for Plaza Fountain," a monument to fostering world peace that sat atop a granite fountain in the center of the 5-acre World Trade Center Plaza. The Sphere was commissioned by the Port Authority and created by sculptor Fritz Koenig in 1971. The attack on September 11th transformed The Sphere into an icon of hope. Although it sustained a large gash through its center, it remained structurally intact and was one of the few public art treasures at the World Trade Center that could be recovered. The Parks Department estimates that approximately 300 visitors per day visit the Memorial.


    Activity - ETAP-0102) Econ. development or recovery activity that creates/retains jobs

    Responsible UOG:  New York State Urban Development Corporation dba Empire State Development Corporation
    Start Date:  8/1/2002
    End Date:  2/1/2005
    Location Description:  The geographic area of focus of the ETAP program is businesses and organizations located in the area south of 14th Street in Manhattan. The grants will prioritize individuals affected by September 11th, specifically individuals who lost wages and worked below Houston Street on September 11th.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $10,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $10,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $42,216.51
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $9,957,783.49
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $8,258.51

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of Low-Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of buildings (non-residential)N/A0
    # of Businesses1001
    # of Persons benefitting300015


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    The WTC Employment Training Assistance Program (ETAP), established by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), in cooperation with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), provides assistance to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to offer training opportunities to their employees in Lower Manhattan. $10 million has been allocated to ETAP from a $2 billion federal appropriation made available to LMDC through HUD. ETAP is in its early stage of implementation and, as of March 31, 2003, had received 16 applications for training assistance. One grant of $8,258 was disbursed to assist in training 15 new and retained employees. As of March 31, another three grants totaling $33,958 are pending disbursement. Outreach efforts continue to provide information on the program through presentations at workshops targeting small businesses, business associations, and community-based organizations in Lower Manhattan. Several technical assistance providers under contract with the WTC Technical Assistance Services Grant Program, funded through the $700 million federal appropriation, have applied for ETAP assistance for their training programs.


    Activity - LTC-7714) Administration

    Responsible UOG:  New York University
    Start Date:  6/7/2002
    End Date:  9/10/2002
    Location Description:  The Listening to the City II Program is a public interactive forum held on July 20 and 22, 2002 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. To ensure the broadest participation possible special efforts will be made to reach out to all of the various stakeholders and communities that were affected by the World Trade Center attacks. Participants represent residents and workers, survivors and families of victims, emergency and rescue workers, business and property owners, citizens and civic leaders, and commuters from the five boroughs, as well as suburban New York and New Jersey. They will reflect considerable age, income, ethnic, racial, geographic, and gender diversity as well.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $2,365,078.71
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    The Listening to the City events enabled people from the entire New York metropolitan area to participate in the public dialogue regarding the future of the World Trade Center site and adjacent areas and the creation of a fitting memorial. Approximately 4,500 people attended the Listening to the City events on July 20, 2002 and July 22, 2002, representing a diverse demographic and geographic population. Participants in these forums came from all over the region and represented a variety of backgrounds. In addition to reviewing and discussing the six concept plans for the World Trade Center site and adjacent areas, participants were asked to discuss a variety of issues related to Lower Manhattan and its revitalization. The participants were also asked to provide comments on the draft Memorial Mission Statement. The event on July 20th was the largest public urban planning dialogue of its kind in history. Another 800 people participated in an on-line dialogue held between July 29, 2002 and August 12, 2002. This activity is complete and these are final numbers.


    Activity - Gen A-7700) Administration

    Responsible UOG:  None
    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  2/1/2010
    Location Description:  General administrative activities are centralized in LMDC's office at: One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY, 10006, and cover activities within Lower Manhattan..
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $15,720,954.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $15,720,954.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $6,825,787.88
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $8,895,166.12
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $5,705,731.70

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC maintains a staff and office space to carry out its planning and community development activities, including general management, oversight, monitoring, and coordination. In addition, LMDC provides local officials, businesses, and citizens with information about programs.


    Activity - Urban-7700) Planning

    Responsible UOG:  None
    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  3/31/2004
    Location Description:  The office of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is located at One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10006.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $8,296,023.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $8,296,023.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $2,298,023.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $5,998,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $526,278.51

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    Over the last year, LMDC has conducted one of the most ambitious outreach campaigns ever undertaken in urban planning. To date, we have hosted three exhibits of plans, drawing more than 125,000 visitors; and we have received closed to 30,000 written comments. We have held public meetings in all five boroughs of New York City, on Long Island, and in New Jersey and Connecticut. On February 4, 2003, the LMDC and Port Authority announced that two design concepts for the World Trade Center site were under final consideration: the Memory Foundations design by Studio Daniel Libeskind, and the World Cultural Center design by THINK, a team led by Shigeru Ban, Frederick Schwartz, Ken Smith and Rafael Viñoly. On February 27, 2003 LMDC announced the selection of Memory Foundations by Studio Daniel Libeskind as the selected design for the World Trade Center site. The inspirational design by Studio Daniel Libeskind leaves portions of the slurry wall exposed as a symbol of the strength and endurance of American democracy, while reserving a majestic setting for the memorial and museum in the area known as the bathtub. A 1,776 tall spire creates a powerful new skyline for Lower Manhattan, while the bustling activity down below reaffirms life in the aftermath of tragedy. Memorial -- The creation of a memorial at the World Trade Center site is, and will remain, the centerpiece of LMDC's planning process. LMDC has developed a clearly defined process to guide the development of the memorial that is closely coordinated with the redevelopment process for the World Trade Center site. Two major components of the process were the creation of a memorial mission statement and a memorial program. The mission statement describes the purpose of the memorial, while the program describes the principles that the memorial must embody and the elements it must feature to be considered in the competition. The mission statement and program were released for public comment from January 8, 2003 through February 2, 2003, and revised based on more than 2,000 comments received during that period. The drafts were developed by two separate committees, convened by the LMDC and comprised of family members, residents, survivors, first responders, arts and architecture professionals, and community leaders. The committees premised their work on an initial memorial mission statement and program developed by the LMDC Families Advisory Council last spring. The mission statement and program are the core of the guidelines of LMDC’s World Trade Center Site memorial competition.


    Activity - Envir-7708) Planning

    Responsible UOG:  None
    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  3/31/2004
    Location Description:  The office of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is located at One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY 10006.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $4,250,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $4,250,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,250,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $3,000,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $218,141.30

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC has retained legal counsel and sought advice on environmental and/or land use requirements and matters relating to LMDC’s (1) planning studies and initiatives at the World Trade Center and surrounding areas, (2) approved project in Battery Park known as the Interim Memorial Program, (3) proposed project for the renovation of the Columbus Park Pavilion, (4) permanent memorial initiatives, and (5) public information, outreach, and participation efforts relating to the foregoing activities. LMDC has utilized the services of an environmental consultant for the review of planning and development proposals, the preparation of environmental memoranda, reports, and checklists as appropriate under applicable laws and regulations relating to, among other things, the World Trade Center Innovative Design Study, the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, the Interim Memorial Program, the Columbus Park Pavilion Project, and administrative activities at LMDC’s offices. In addition, LMDC has obtained the services of environmental counsel and consultants with respect to environmental initiatives and coordination efforts by and among private, city, state and federal entities involved in rebuilding efforts in Lower Manhattan, including the transportation recovery projects sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


    Activity - N/A) Planning

    Responsible UOG:  None
    Start Date:  2/2/2002
    End Date:  3/31/2004
    Location Description:  N/A
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $0.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $0.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    N/A


    Activity - Gen P-7700) Planning

    Responsible UOG:  None
    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  3/31/2004
    Location Description:  The office of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is located at One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY 10006.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $3,830,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $3,830,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,475,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $2,355,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC carries out general planning activities associated with rebuilding and revitalizing Lower Manhattan. These activities include conducting studies, data gathering, and preparing plans. Directly east of the World Trade Center site, the Fulton Street Corridor could become a premier retail, arts and entertainment thoroughfare for Lower Manhattan. Even before September 11, 2001, Fulton Street functioned as a traffic artery and souvenir spot for tourists shuffling between the World Trade Center and the South Street Seaport, and as a place where local office workers could obtain discounted merchandise during work breaks and lunch hours. Moreover, a dense network of subway lines (A, C, E, J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5) situated beneath Fulton Street makes this corridor an unofficial transit hub for Lower Manhattan. However, Fulton Street lies mostly empty during evenings. Nevertheless, a growing number of residential conversions and new construction projects have begun to change the character of the Fulton Corridor. Currently, more than 5,600 units of housing sustain a small, but promising residential base within the Fulton Corridor. Development of an effective urban design strategy could affect a series of major improvements for the Fulton Corridor. These improvements could include: increasing the number of housing units; diversifying retail, arts and entertainment activity; creating new usable open spaces; and generating round-the-clock street life. On January 9, 2003 the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced the selection of Gensler Architecture, Design & Planning worldwide Inc. to provide retail and arts/entertainment planning consulting services for the Fulton Street Corridor. In addition Manhattan Development Corporation announced the selection of Robert A.M. Stern Architects to serve as in-house urban design consultants.


    Activity - CorpD-7709) Planning

    Responsible UOG:  None
    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  3/31/2004
    Location Description:  The office of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is located at One Liberty Plaza, 20th floor, New York, NY 10006.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $900,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $900,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $400,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $500,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $56,210.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC utilizes the services of an economic impact consultant to assist in the evaluation of programs or projects to be funded through CDBG funds.


    Activity - NA) Administration

    Responsible UOG:  None
    Start Date:  2/1/2002
    End Date:  2/1/2010
    Location Description:  N/A
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $0.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $0.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    N/A

    Total number of activities reported = 14