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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 2004
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)
  • State Senate and Assembly Secured Funds
  • City Council Secured Funds


  • Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $868,956,481.71
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $838,465,704.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $606,570,957.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $231,894,747.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $477,993,220.00

    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 11th. 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 - 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:  $241,317,980.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $39,182,020.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $191,108,392.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Properties15001745
    # of Low/Mod Income Households benefitting1250022536
    # of Low-Income Households benefitting840016761
    # of Businesses1073
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Households benefitting3800038343


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC RESIDENTIAL GRANT PROGRAM (RGP) --- The Residential Grant Program was launched in August 2002 to provide assistance to residents and families who lived downtown on September 11, 2001 and continue to reside in Lower Manhattan, as well as offer financial incentives to new residents who make a two-year commitment to live downtown. 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. --- The deadline for the LMDC Residential Grant Program was May 31, 2003 with a grace period for some exceptions. The community offices closed at the end of August 2003. LMDC’s multilingual hotline (1-866-RenewNYC) will remain open through June 2005. This hotline operates Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. --- LMDC sent a second Request for Information Letter in August 2003 to all applicants that were still missing information at that time. LMDC continues to issue approval letters if applicants submit missing information after quality controls, including fraud prevention measures and confirmation of building eligibility, are applied to each application. --- 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's Vice President for Investigations provides in-house expertise on fraud prevention and has day-to-day oversight responsibility for the investigative team. The fraud prevention hotline number is 1-866-830-9131. The LMDC investigative team works closely with agents from the HUD Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Postal Service, referring to the United State Attorney's Office for the Southern District those matters where criminal prosecution may be warranted. To date, six individuals have been arrested on federal theft and mail fraud charges. Of those, five have pled guilty and received sentences that have included incarceration, restitution, fines, and probation. The remaining defendant's case is still pending. On August 25, 2003, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation launched an Amnesty Program which ran through September 30, 2003. The Amnesty Program was established to encourage anyone who improperly received Residential Grant Program funds to come forward and return the funds in return for avoiding prosecution. Since the Amnesty Program was launched on August 25th, calls to the fraud prevention hotline have increased, and $60,000 in funds have been recouped, and efforts to recoup additional funds continue. --- 39,181 applications were approved through March 31, 2004. Checks were issued to 39,102 residents prior to March 31, 2004. Of the 39,181 approved applications representing approximately $224 million in grants, LMDC will distribute 30,636 September 11th Residents Grants, 26,368 2-Year Grants, and 8,028 Family Grants to individuals. LMDC will distribute 1,465 2-Year Grants to 73 businesses. --- There has been a positive response to the LMDC Residential Grant Program. Applicants include 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. Lower Manhattan is comprised of many diverse neighborhoods. 58 percent of the approved applicants are low- or moderate-income individuals and families. 20 percent of the approved applicants are families. 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. 53 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 - Admin-7700) Administration

    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:  $20,214,119.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $20,214,119.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $16,556,425.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $3,657,694.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $16,556,425.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC GENERAL ADMINISTRATION --- 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. --- PUBLIC PARTICIPATION --- Since its inception, LMDC has solicited and received an unprecedented amount of public comment from all over the world regarding the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, the creation of a permanent memorial, and the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. Several Advisory Councils representing a broad spectrum of groups affected by the World Trade Center attacks – including victims’ families, business owners, arts and cultural institutions, and downtown residents – regularly consult with LMDC on issues of concern to their respective constituencies. LMDC has held dozens of Advisory Council meetings to date. LMDC has also held over a dozen large-scale public meetings on topics related to the planning process for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, the creation of a permanent memorial to the victims of the February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001 attacks, and the environmental review process. LMDC was a sponsor of "Listening to the City” in July of 2002, which drew over 4,000 participants to discuss rebuilding and revitalization issues. Public meetings and meetings with the Advisory Councils have often focused specifically on the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, but broader issues such as transportation, cultural and civic issues, and economic development in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 are also discussed. LMDC conducts additional outreach initiatives, such as mailings to city, state, and federal elected officials and civic and community organizations, participates in Community Board meetings, and meets regularly with community groups, civic organizations, and public officials to ensure the opinions of those who were affected are taken into account. LMDC has also sponsored several public exhibits that provided visitors with information and the opportunity to submit written comments on the revitalization efforts. LMDC has received nearly 10,000 comments at the exhibits. On a continuous basis, the LMDC web site solicits public feedback on a variety of topics, such as World Trade Center site planning, transportation, Lower Manhattan neighborhoods, the World Trade Center Site Memorial, and Partial Action Plans. LMDC has received thousands of comments through its web site. LMDC also gathers public input through its Funding Application Process. The Funding Application Process provides an opportunity for members of the public, through their funding proposals and subsequent meetings with LMDC staff, to articulate their perceptions of, and solutions to, the diverse needs of Lower Manhattan. --- NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH WORKSHOPS --- Last summer the LMDC, in conjunction with the City of New York, held a series of Neighborhood Outreach Workshops to solicit input from communities on their priorities as the LMDC, in cooperation with the State and the City, moves forward with developing additional programs and funding initiatives to fulfill its mission of revitalizing Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street. The LMDC gained invaluable insight throughout the series of the seven workshops held in the Financial District, Battery Park City/WTC site area, City Hall/ Seaport District, Chinatown, the Lower East Side, and Tribeca/ SoHo/ Little Italy. The participants for the workshops included representatives from neighborhood and community civic groups, cultural institutions and organizations, residents, workers, and business owners. A comprehensive report detailing the results of the workshops was released in January of 2004, at which time the LMDC opened a formal comment period on the results of the workshops as detailed in the report, in an effort to solicit additional comments from members of the Lower Manhattan community. --- ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OUTREACH EFFORTS --- In June of 2003 the LMDC began the Environmental Review Process of the World Trade Center site plan and the future memorial for September 11th. The first step of the process was the release of the Draft Scope of Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS). On July 23, 2003 the LMDC held public scoping meetings to solicit comment on the draft document which outlined the criteria that could be evaluated as part of the review process. A public comment period for additional written comment was open from June 22, 2003 through August 4, 2003. In continuation of this process, the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) was released in January of 2004. The LMDC then conducted a series of briefings for its Advisory Council members and community groups, and held two public hearings on the DGEIS and the General Project Plan (GPP) on February 18, 2004. The LMDC received public comment on the DGEIS from January 22, 2004 through March 15, 2004. Public comment on the GPP was received through March 19, 2004. --- SECTION 106 COORDINATION AND OUTREACH --- LMDC has also been coordinating with public sector partners such as the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and NYS Department of Transportation regarding the eligibility of the WTC Site for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Beginning in January of 2004, the LMDC and these agencies reached out to and accepted requests from individuals and organizations interested in being involved in this process, which was conducted pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. A series of Consulting Parties meetings were held during the first quarter of 2004, which included victims’ family members, residents of Lower Manhattan, civic, and preservationist groups. The process culminated in a coordinated Determination of National Register Eligibility dated March 31, 2004 finding the entire WTC Site eligible for listing. --- OPPORTUNITY DOWNTOWN EVENTS --- During the 1st quarter of 2004, LMDC embarked on a series of “Opportunity Downtown” events aimed at involving Minority and Women Owned Businesses (M/WBE) and individuals in the rebuilding process. On January 13, 2004, in cooperation with Silverstein Properties, Tishman Construction, the Port Authority, MTA, Manhattan Borough President's Office and the City and State of New York, the Opportunity Downtown: Rebuilding Conference for Minority and Women Business Owners was held at Pace University to provide information on contracting opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. On March 31, 2004 LMDC held the second event in the series by partnering with Non-Traditional Employment for Women, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Building Trade Employer’s Association, and the General Contractor’s Association to sponsor Opportunity Downtown: Women Working. This free informational conference highlighted construction and the construction trades for women looking to change careers. The event included several hands-on demonstrations and a panel discussion with women who are in the industry. Additionally, an information session provided attendees information and access to pre- apprenticeship and training programs in the trades. In an effort to assist small businesses throughout Lower Manhattan that continue to face post-September 11th challenges, on March 16, 2004 LMDC partnered with the Downtown Alliance, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the New York City Department of Small Business Services and the City and State of New York for the Opportunity Downtown: Business to Business Exchange Event – in an effort to identify and facilitate mutually beneficial procurement opportunities between Lower Manhattan’s small businesses and its large and medium-sized corporations. Representatives from small and large businesses participated in a Business to Business Exchange, and then small business owners were encouraged to attend a series of information sessions aimed at their specific needs. The success of these events, each well exceeding anticipated levels of participation, has paved the way for continuing participation in the redevelopment and revitalization efforts by minority, women and small-business owners.


    Activity - P-WTC-7700) Planning

    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:  $8,938,166.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $8,938,166.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $8,938,166.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $4,239,331.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC PLANNING - WTC SITE AND MEMORIAL --- On July 10, 2003, LMDC entered into a contract, jointly with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with Studio Daniel Libeskind, LLC for design consulting services relating to the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. The work of this contract includes, but is not limited to, the creation of an integrated site plan reconciling multiple uses on the site and the establishment of design guidelines for commercial development on the site. On September 17, 2003, LMDC, along with the Port Authority and Studio Daniel Libeskind, released a refined master plan for the World Trade Center site, the first such public announcement since the plan was formally selected in February. Following the September 17th announcement, the refined plan was then posted on the LMDC website for public viewing and comment. In the period from January through the end of March 2004, LMDC, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Studio Daniel Libeskind continued to refine the master plan in a number of key areas including the memorial quadrant and PATH Transit Hall, as well as street directions and security analysis. Following the announcement at Federal Hall of the selected memorial, Reflecting Absence by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, in January 2004, work began to integrate the memorial design into the overall master plan for the World Trade Center site. This reconciliation involved detailed work by LMDC, Port Authority, and the memorial design team, particularly in the below-grade areas of the western bathtub. Another major milestone in the development of the master plan was the February 2004 public announcement of the design for the PATH Transit Hall, unveiled by Santiago Calatrava and the Downtown Design Team. This design, intended to look like a child releasing a bird from its hand, represents a unique interpretation of the original Libeskind master plan. Rather than taking the Wedge of Light line as the building’s northern boundary, the Calatrava building takes the line as its center. The building is designed to open along this significant axis every September 11th allowing light and air to flood the hall. Work has also continued on the northwest corner of the site, corresponding with the development of the design of Tower One (the Freedom Tower), which is scheduled to begin construction later this year. --- In conjunction with the further development of the master plan, LMDC also asked Studio Daniel Libeskind to meet with the finalists from the Invitation to Cultural Institutions and develop multiple space planning studies to accommodate their various programs. Studio Daniel Libeskind looked at many different scenarios for both the Performing Arts Center site and the Cultural Buildings site with combinations of cultural uses on each. --- In addition to refinements to the master plan, Studio Daniel Libeskind also continued to work extensively with LMDC, the Port Authority, the City of New York and the World Trade Center leaseholders in drafting and revising the commercial design guidelines for the World Trade Center site. These guidelines are intended to set out basic urban design principles for the overall development as well as allow for the vision of the master plan to be fulfilled over time. The design guidelines include a chapter on sustainable design and green construction prepared by LMDC, the Port Authority, and Silverstein Properties. --- MEMORIAL --- The creation of a memorial at the World Trade Center site has been, 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. 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 in spring 2002. The mission statement and program were the core of the guidelines of LMDC’s World Trade Center Site memorial competition. On April 18, 2003, the LMDC announced the selection of a distinguished panel of jury members to evaluate and review entries in the international World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition. The jury is comprised of thirteen individuals representing various points of view-- including world renowned artists and architects, a family member, a Lower Manhattan resident and business owner, representatives of the Governor and Mayor, and other prominent arts and cultural professionals. On April 28, 2003, the LMDC announced the start of the international competition, and a corresponding global outreach campaign to encourage participation in the competition, featuring ads in newspapers and magazines around the world, to design a memorial at the World Trade Center site for all those lost on September 11th and in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. On July 17, 2003, LMDC announced that 5,201 memorial submissions had been received from 63 nations and 49 states for the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, making it the largest design competition in history. --- Throughout the summer and fall of 2003, the Memorial Competition Jury reviewed all 5,201 submissions and selected eight finalists to further develop their memorial designs. These eight finalists developed three-dimensional models, animations and additional illustrations to convey their designs to the jury. On November 19, 2003, the LMDC opened a public exhibit of the eight finalist designs at the World Financial Center Winter Garden. The jury continued to deliberate and, on January 6, 2004, announced a winning design, Michael Arad’s and Peter Walker’s Reflecting Absence. The LMDC is currently working with the chosen memorial designers to incorporate their design with the World Trade Center site plan. The LMDC issued an RFP for and is hiring an Associate Architect, Davis Brody Bond LLP, to assist the Design Team in the development of the memorial design. --- INVITATION TO CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS --- On June 30, 2003, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced a worldwide outreach campaign to cultural institutions interested in becoming part of the facilities and programs on the future World Trade Center site. The Invitation to Cultural Institutions (ICI) sought information from those interested in creating an interpretive museum of the events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center site. It also sought information from cultural institutions interested in relocating or becoming part of cultural facilities on the World Trade Center site. Information gathered from institutions will be used to further develop World Trade Center site plans. The LMDC received responses from 113 cultural institutions. A panel, composed of representatives from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs was convened by the LMDC to evaluate the 113 responses to gauge what kinds of organizations the cultural community in New York and beyond propose as vital and appropriate components for future development at the World Trade Center site. This panel issued a report on its recommendations in February 2004 which included a short-list of 15 institutions that were evaluated as having potential to become a part of the cultural complex at the World Trade Center site. These short-listed institutions, and others, were subsequently interviewed, and submitted additional detailed information on their proposed programming, funding capacity, and space requirements. The panel, with the assistance of World Trade Center site Master Planner, Studio Daniel Libeskind, is continuing to review this information and expects to make further recommendations on chosen institutions in the spring of 2004. ---MEMORIAL CENTER--- LMDC worked towards the creation of a Memorial Center Advisory Committee to guide the development of program elements and the curatorial mission of the Memorial Center at the World Trade Center site. On April 8, 2004, LMDC announced the formation of the Memorial Center Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee includes historians, preservationists, curators, victims' family members, residents, survivors, and first responders. The Memorial Center will be integrated into the memorial/cultural complex and will tell the countless individual and collective stories of the terrorist attacks on February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. --- The Memorial Center will focus on the events of February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001 and will be an essential element in memorializing and honoring those who died. It will pay tribute to the many individuals who lost their lives in these horrific attacks and it will recognize the countless acts of heroism that emerged from the tragedy. These events may be related within a broader social, political or historical context which will evolve over time. Dynamic programming will include, among other particulars, the display and preservation of artifacts from the World Trade Center Site. --- The Committee will assist the LMDC Board's Memorial Working Group, Paul Crotty, Christy Ferer, Tom Johnson, Stanley Shuman, and Madelyn Wils. Through a series of facilitated meetings, the Advisory Committee will produce a set of recommendations related to the Memorial Center that will be submitted to the public for review and comment. The recommendations will relate to the curatorial mission and possible program elements of the Memorial Center. A particular area of focus will be to assist LMDC in the review of comments and suggestions from the public with respect to the installation or display of the artifacts from the World Trade Center Site.


    Activity - P-Env-7708) Planning

    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:  $7,041,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $7,041,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $7,041,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $3,579,103.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC PLANNING - ENVIRONMENTAL --- LMDC has retained legal counsel and sought advice on environmental and land use requirements and matters relating to LMDC’s (1) planning studies and activities relating to the 16-acre World Trade Center site (WTC Site) and certain areas to the south, (2) planning and development of approved short-term improvement projects in Lower Manhattan, (3) long-term planning studies, and (4) 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, checklists, and notices as appropriate under applicable laws and regulations relating to, among other things, Hudson River Park improvements, the Millennium High School, New York Stock Exchange Area Security and Streetscape Improvements, parks projects at sites managed by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. In preparing such environmental documentation, LMDC has consulted with numerous state and federal agencies, including NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, National Park Service, and US Environmental Protection Agency. --- LMDC collaborated with The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), the owner of the WTC Site, and other interested parties and communities to arrive at the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan for the site and certain adjacent parcels, including the 130 Liberty Street parcel to the south. In June 2003, LMDC released the Draft Scope of Generic Environmental Impact Statement analyzing the Plan as the proposed action and noticed the related public comment meetings in July 2003. In September 2003, the Board approved the Final Scope and work began on the study and analysis relating to the Plan. The comprehensive Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement was completed and approved in January 2004 and released for public comment through mid-March. In February 2004, LMDC participated in the mediation of litigation between the owner and insurers of the unoccupied office tower on the 130 Liberty Street parcel. As part of the conclusion of that mediation, LMDC agreed to consider the acquisition and deconstruction of the building as part of the early implementation of the Plan. In preparing a Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement, LMDC reviewed public comments and conducted additional analysis of conditions and work at 130 Liberty Street. --- LMDC has also been assisted by its 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 Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency. This coordination included a joint review with FTA, PANYNJ, FHWA, and NYS Department of Transportation of the eligibility of the WTC Site for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. That joint review was conducted pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and culminated in a coordinated Determination of National Register Eligibility dated March 31, 2004 finding the entire WTC Site eligible for listing.


    Activity - P-LM-7700) Planning

    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:  $2,720,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,110,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,203,858.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC PLANNING - OFF-SITE INITIATIVES --- An integral part of LMDC's efforts to revitalize Lower Manhattan are a series of studies that identify short-term and long-term solutions to the challenges facing downtown neighborhoods in the wake of September 11th. These studies include a Chinatown Transportation and Traffic Improvements Study, a Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage Study, a Study of the Fulton Street Retail and Cultural Corridor, a Public Realm Enhancements Study, and an Urban Design and Traffic Study for Greenwich Street South. These studies include data gathering on existing conditions, identification of planning and design opportunities and strategies, and implementation plans. --- Since September 11th, road closures throughout Chinatown have severed crucial links to the Financial District and other areas south of the Brooklyn Bridge, drastically reducing tourism in Chinatown. Additionally, outmoded infrastructure, congestion, insufficient parking and other circulation and access problems have converged to further inhibit Chinatown's commercial and social activity. Parsons Brinckerhoff and Chan Krieger were selected to work in conjunction with LMDC and partner agencies, particularly the NYC Department of Transportation, to develop strategies for improving the traffic flow and pedestrian and vehicular circulation in Chinatown, as well as connections with surrounding areas of Lower Manhattan. The Chinatown Access & Circulation Study is surveying pedestrian and automotive circulation and access; the impact of road closures; sidewalk and street congestion related to delivery services, buses and sanitation pick-ups; parking; and related quality-of-life concerns in Chinatown. LMDC continues to involve members of the affected communities in the discussions about the study results as each phase of the study progresses. --- Weiss/Manfredi Architects recently began work on a related study of the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage area. This study will result in a series of targeted urban design solutions for connecting the areas north and south of the Brooklyn Bridge, improving the pedestrian and vehicular link between City Hall and the Civic Center to the East River waterfront, and increasing the efficiency and aesthetics of the Brooklyn Bridge anchorage and the access ramps on and off the bridge and the FDR Drive. --- Directly east of the World Trade Center site, the Fulton Street Corridor could become a premier retail and cultural thoroughfare for Lower Manhattan. With river-to-river access, a dense network of subway lines (A, C, E, J, M, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5) situated beneath it, and a major transit hub planned at the corner of Fulton and Broadway, the Fulton Corridor is poised to become Lower Manhattan’s “Main Street.” LMDC and the City of New York are jointly conducting a study to capitalize on the strengths of Fulton Street’s location, accessibility and character to make it an important retail and cultural destination that stretches from the South Street Seaport to the World Financial Center. Retail consultant Gensler Architecture, Design & Planning Worldwide, Inc. was selected to study the existing retail environment along Fulton Street and to propose a revitalization strategy to strengthen and diversify retail outlets and cultural venues along the corridor. Robert A.M. Stern, one of LMDC’s house consultants, has been working to develop urban design options for realizing many of the recommendations set forth in the Gensler study. A proposed plan for the corridor is expected to be released publicly in the upcoming months. --- The Financial District has very limited open space, and much of what does exist is privately owned and has been closed since September 11th due to security concerns. LMDC and urban design consultant Smith-Miller+Hawkinson conducted a Public Realm study of the area to identify places within the Financial District where strategic enhancements could maximize accessibility and usability of the area’s limited public realm. Louise Nevelson Plaza, located at the juncture of Maiden Lane, Liberty Street, and William Street, is one of the only publicly-owned spaces in the area, and has been identified as the best opportunity for further enhancement. Smith-Miller+Hawkinson has begun developing two design options for this important space. --- Greenwich Street South, the area just south of the World Trade Center site, was experiencing a renaissance prior to September 11th, as pockets of outmoded office buildings were being converted to housing. However, many of the area’s buildings were damaged in the attacks, remaining vacant since, and as a result Greenwich Street South has been disconnected from the rest of Lower Manhattan. The Greenwich Street South studies (urban design and traffic) are examining ways to revitalize this area, to create a true residential neighborhood with increased retail and housing anchored by a new park to be decked over the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, and to develop better pedestrian and vehicular connections to the rest of Lower Manhattan, such as Battery Park City to the West, the Financial District to the East, and the World Trade Center and Tribeca to the North. Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates and URS Corporation were selected to conduct urban design and traffic studies of the area, respectively, and their planning work and traffic analyses are currently underway. --- The City of New York is leading a Neighborhood Enhancement Action Plan study to help identify and address challenges in Lower Manhattan. Led by the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), the Neighborhood Enhancement Action Plan is designed to study the growing residential community of Lower Manhattan. The goals of the study are to develop a strategic plan that analyzes the housing market, proposes catalytic public actions, quantifies economic benefits, and describes expected results. The Weitzman Group was selected to conduct the study, which will begin this year.


    Activity - P-Eco-7709) Planning

    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:  $79,553.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC PLANNING - ECONOMIC ANALYSIS --- LMDC utilizes the services of an economic impact consultant to assist in the evaluation of programs or projects to be funded through CDBG funds. The redevelopment of the World Trade Center site will benefit New York City and other communities in the region in several ways. Construction at the site will provide business opportunities for local contractors and suppliers, and job opportunities for construction workers, skilled workers in related industries such as trucking, architects, engineers and other professionals. New office buildings will accommodate the continued growth of the City’s high-value office-based industries. A new complex of cultural facilities and a hotel will support the continued growth of the arts and tourism industries. The memorial, as well as new businesses and cultural activities, will attract millions of visitors whose spending will also fuel the growth of the regional economy. To measure these effects, LMDC hired Appleseed, a New York City-based economic development consulting firm, to analyze the impact of redeveloping the World Trade Center site on three geographic areas: New York City, New York State, and the eighteen-county New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. --- On October 30, 2003, Governor George E. Pataki released an economic analysis of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center which promises to create thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic activity each year. When the World Trade Center site is fully operational in 2015, it will generate approximately 90,000 full-time jobs statewide. The analysis in the Economic Impact Report, prepared by Appleseed, details the direct impact of spending on site construction through 2009, when the first new office building on the site will be completed and occupied. The report also factors in the indirect and induced impacts of construction spending - the "multiplier effect." Additionally, the report details the direct, indirect and induced impact of construction at the site between 2010 and 2015 - the date when the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation expects construction to be completed. The report also analyzes the direct, indirect and induced impacts generated by the ongoing operations of businesses and institutions located at the site, and of spending by visitors. It further calculates the impact of both construction and ongoing operations on city and state tax revenues. --- LMDC’s Planning Department is currently pursuing a study of the development of the Fulton Street corridor as a cultural and entertainment hub. Over the last quarter, Appleseed, with its sub-consultant Real Estate Solutions, has performed analyses of the economic feasibility of projects proposed for the Fulton Corridor and also estimated the potential economic impact on the City and State.


    Activity - HHD-7722) Travel and Tourism per 107-117 - (WTC only)

    Start Date:  6/14/2003
    End Date:  7/1/2006
    Location Description:  These cultural institutions are located in Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $4,664,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $4,664,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $426,020.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $4,237,980.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $15,709.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    HISTORY AND HERITAGE IN DOWNTOWN NYC (HHD) --- LMDC issued two Requests for Proposals on February 2, 2004, for Public Awareness Services/Earned Media Placement and Brand Development/Advertising Creative. Dan Klores Communications was selected to coordinate the Public Awareness/Earned Media outreach and Bandujo, Donker and Brothers, in collaboration with Brand Champs, was selected to handle Brand Development/Advertising Creative Services. On April 13, the LMDC Board of Directors approved this recommendation. Interactive brand range development sessions were conducted with the leadership of HHD Consortium to develop a branded identity and tag line reflecting the essence of History & Heritage Downtown. HHD provided promotional copy and imagery for a two-page advertisement in the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) 2004 Guide. This official Guide will be distributed at all Festival events May 1-9 and was an insert supplement in the New York Times on Sunday, April 18, 2004. The Guide is also available as a download from the Tribeca Film Festival website. LMDC is also preparing for an HHD showcase event on May 16, 2004 at the WFC Winter Garden. At this event all 14 museums will be represented in a trade show format that also includes a stage component. The public is invited to attend this free 11:00 AM-5:00PM event which carries a family day of discovery and fun theme.


    Activity - DBldg-7747) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of other non-residential structures

    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2005
    Location Description:  130 Liberty Street, NY, NY
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $1,500,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $1,500,000.00
    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
    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 BusinessesN/A0
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefittingN/A0


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    N/A


    Activity - LMCO-7748) Public services

    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2004
    Location Description:  Manhattan south of Houston Street.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $1,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $1,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $700,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $300,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $200,000.00

    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 Businesses1892718927
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefitting474019474019


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    SHORT-TERM CAPITAL PROJECTS - LOWER MANHATTAN COMMUNICATIONS OUTREACH CAMPAIGN --- In June 2003, LMDC announced the launch of a communications outreach campaign to inform Lower Manhattan residents, employees, and visitors of upcoming short-term, quality of life improvements. The communications outreach campaign is one of the elements outlined in Governor Pataki’s call for short-term, quality-of-life improvements in Lower Manhattan. The campaign’s three components include: the development of branded marketing materials; the creation of informational kiosks at strategic locations downtown that will double as visitor centers; and, the distribution of LMDC newsletters and electronic updates. LMDC’s downtown Rebuilding Information Kiosk, at the site of the new World Trade Center Path Station, has seen high volumes of public inquiries this quarter. The Kiosk staff is averaging approximately 1,000 inquiries per day. As part of the campaign, LMDC is continuing to reach out to businesses and residents downtown in order to distribute newsletters and e-updates. This past quarter, 175,000 LMDC newsletters were printed for distribution in the new informational kiosk, inserted in local publications, and delivered to businesses south of Houston Street. Also, thousands of e-update subscribers have received over a dozen e-updates highlighting the downtown improvements. --- An integral part of coordinating the revitalization of Lower Manhattan is the continued viability of local restaurants, entertainment establishments, and attractions and hotels in the aftermath of the September 11th, 2001 attacks. A frequent concern voiced by area merchants is that many of Lower Manhattan’s thousands of employees remain unaware of the offerings available downtown. As a result, patronage at Lower Manhattan businesses declines dramatically when the work-day ends, and LMDC’s goal of transforming Lower Manhattan into a 24-hour community suffers. To address this need for a consumer guide, LMDC, with the Empire State Development Corporation (ESD), leveraged the established brand of New York City’s leading restaurant and tourism guide, Zagat Survey. 375,000 Zagat Survey Lower Manhattan Guides were produced at below-market and below-cost prices and distributed to all downtown area employers below Houston Street. --- In addition to containing reviews of local restaurants, entertainment establishments, attractions, and hotels, the guide contains information on LMDC’s mission and key milestones to-date; an overview of plans for the World Trade Center site and plans for revitalizing Lower Manhattan’s transportation network. The guide also promotes Lower Manhattan’s cultural treasures and the History and Heritage Campaign.


    Activity - Airp-7700) Planning

    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2004
    Location Description:  Lower Manhattan
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $5,260,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $5,260,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $3,150,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $2,110,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $325,794.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LONG-TERM PLANNING - LOWER MANHATTAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: COMMUTER AND AIRPORT ACCESS ALTERNATIVES ANALYSES --- In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, improved access to the region's airports has become a critical piece in the revitalization strategy for Lower Manhattan and in the district’s long-term goal of maintaining national and international competitiveness and viability as a commercial center. Equally as important is improved access for Long Island, one of the area’s fastest growing regions and a critical labor pool for Lower Manhattan. The LMDC is coordinating a transportation study to identify and evaluate long-range opportunities to provide enhanced rail access to the Lower Manhattan Central Business District from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Airport in Queens, and from the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Station in Jamaica, Queens. The study is jointly conducted by the LMDC, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PA), the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA); and the City of New York (the City). Holding a dialogue with a broad range of constituents, the LMDC, the MTA, the PA, and the City have identified improvements in access from Lower Manhattan to JFK and Jamaica Station as a key element in the area’s economic recovery, and, in the case of JFK access, in Lower Manhattan’s ability to compete with other global economic centers such as London, Berlin and Tokyo that have direct access to their international airports. LMDC and its partners in this study selected the joint team of Parsons Transportation Group of New York, Inc. and SYSTRA Engineering, Inc. to conduct the Lower Manhattan Airport and Commuter Access Alternatives Analysis, pursuant to an RFP issued on June 30, 2003 and an approval of selection by the LMDC Board on August 14, 2003. LMDC has also hired an in-house consultant from STV Incorporated to assist in coordination and analysis of this study, as well as to act as an adviser on Lower Manhattan-related transportation policy. The study is on track for completion in spring 2004.


    Activity - CTMP-7751) Travel and Tourism per 107-117 - (WTC only)

    Start Date:  1/28/2004
    End Date:  1/28/2006
    Location Description:  Lower Manhattan, specifically the Chinatown area, which includes zip codes 10002 and 10038.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $2,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $1,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,000,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    CHINATOWN TOURISM AND MARKETING PROGRAM --- In conjunction with the September 11th Fund, LMDC issue a Request for Proposals in 2003 for a large scale tourism and marketing campaign for Chinatown, an area greatly impacted by the decrease in visitors as a result of September 11th and the outbreak of SARS in Asia in 2003. On January 20, 2004, LMDC and the September 11th Fund announced the selection of the team that will be working on the campaign, which includes Asian Women in Business, Dentsu Communications, and M. Silver Associates. NYC & Company, the City’s official tourism and marketing organization, will serve as the program administrator for the campaign. LMDC and the September 11th Fund created a Chinatown Tourism and Marketing Advisory Committee, derived from LMDC’s existing Chinatown Working Group, which includes a broad representation of stakeholders in the Chinatown community, including business owners, civic leaders, residents, and representatives of area elected officials. The Advisory Committee and the campaign team have been meeting regularly since working together closely since February of 2004 to prepare for the official launch of the campaign, scheduled for May 10, 2004. The campaign will include a comprehensive website, logo, events, and continuous outreach to travel and tourism media to promote Chinatown as a regional, domestic, and international destination.


    Activity - LMINFO-152) Public services

    Start Date:  1/28/2004
    End Date:  3/31/2005
    Location Description:  Manhattan south of Houston Street.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $1,300,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $1,300,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,300,000.00
    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 Businesses189270
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefitting5400000


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LOWER MANHATTAN INFORMATION PROGRAM --- The Lower Manhattan Public Information Campaign (LowerManhattan.info) provides people who live, work and visit Lower Manhattan with a single source for essential news and information about the area and its recovery. It is led by the City of New York in partnership with the LMDC, New York State, and the Federal Government in conjunction with partner agencies and organizations at the local, state, and federal level. The centerpiece of the LowerManhattan.info campaign is a comprehensive website, www.LowerManhattan.info, which offers regularly updated news and information for area residents, workers, and visitors. Topics include transportation and transit; health, safety and security; rebuilding plans and progress; assistance and incentives; community involvement opportunities; things to do; and Lower Manhattan history. The site receives approximately 6,000 visitors daily. Other components of the City’s outreach campaign include newsletters (four per year) which are distributed to 200,000 people around downtown and all of New York City; a grassroots outreach campaign consisting of thousands of hours of direct, in-person outreach to businesses, residents and visitors; and a visible presence with both advertising and staff at key events, on the streets, and at key project sites.


    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:
    N/A


    Activity - StrSc-7741) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of a public improvement

    Responsible UOG:  Alliance for Downtown New York
    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2004
    Location Description:  The project area consists of both sides of Broadway, from Battery Park to City Hall Park. The project area is divided into three segments: Battery Place to Exchange Place, Exchange Place to Liberty Street, and Liberty Street to Barclay Street.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $19,500,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $4,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $4,000,000.00
    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 Persons benefitting1409470
    # of Linear feet of Public ImprovementN/A0
    # of Linear miles of Public ImprovementN/A0


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    SHORT-TERM CAPITAL PROJECTS - DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE STREETSCAPE PROGRAM ---Following the recovery efforts and round-the-clock clean-up at the World Trade Center site since September 11, 2001, there has been a need to enhance the streetscape neighboring the World Trade Center Site. The Alliance for Downtown New York has developed a short term action plan, based on its previously completed Streetscape Study to improve safety, add signage, and increase navigability along lower Broadway. Interim security beautification measures for the Financial District are also included in the project. The project area consists of both sides of Broadway, from Battery Park to City Hall Park, as well as parts of Park Row and selected intersections in the Financial District roughly bounded by Broadway, Pine Street, William Street, and Beaver Street. The main project area along Broadway is divided into three segments: Battery Place to Exchange Place, Exchange Place to Liberty Street, and Liberty Street to Barclay Street. This project will complete the Downtown Alliance Streetscape Plan except along frontages where building construction is planned or underway. Elements of the Streetscape Plan include sidewalk inserts, sidewalks with specially tinted concrete, and 12” granite curbs with street names and markers of historic Broadway events; new custom lighting designed to improve overall illumination; new benches, bollards, and waste receptacles; and specially-designed signage to facilitate way-finding and identification of significant sites. The streetscape elements are being replaced in-kind. In addition, this project includes the temporary placement of landscaped planters at select intersections in the Financial District to establish an interim security perimeter in advance of more developed and/or permanent security measures. In the first quarter of the project, the installation of landscaped planters at various intersections in the Financial District was completed. In addition, 10,420 square feet of sidewalk and 1,020 linear feet of curb were installed. The project is currently progressing toward a summer completion date, with sections of Park Row and Broadway north of Vesey Street currently in construction.


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

    Responsible UOG:  Empire State Development Corporation (ESD)
    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:  $500,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $208,272.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $291,728.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $208,272.00

    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 Businesses59
    # of Persons benefitting150260


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    EMPLOYMENT TRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND REALLOCATION OF FUNDING --- The WTC Employment Training Assistance Program (ETAP), established by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), in cooperation with 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 had been allocated to ETAP from a $2 billion federal appropriation made available to LMDC through HUD. In August 2003, a reallocation of ETAP funds to the BRG program was made and the ETAP budget was reduced to $500,000. This reallocation was made based on an evaluation of the program’s popularity and the additional funding needs of the BRG program. --- As of May 12, 2003 ESDC no longer accepted eligible applications for ETAP due to the reallocation the funds. Through that date, ESDC had received 24 applications for training assistance. As of March 31, 2004, ten grants were disbursed to nine businesses for $208,272.64 to assist in training 260 new and retained employees. The remaining 14 submitted applications will continue to be reviewed for eligibility.


    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:  12/31/2003
    Location Description:  Manhattan south of 14th Street
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $224,500,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $224,500,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $224,500,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $214,173,040.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Businesses61128217
    # of Non-business Organizations benefitting213282
    # of Low Wage-Earners benefittingN/A31805
    # of Low + Mod Wage-Earners benefittingN/A44437


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    WTC BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM AND SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING ---The WTC Business Recovery Grant Program, by far the largest of the disaster recovery grant programs, ended December 31, 2002. In October 2002, LMDC and ESDC worked with HUD to process a sub-allocation of $150 million to BRG as part of a total $350 million sub-allocation to three existing programs administered by ESDC, as described in Partial Action Plan No. 2. In August 2003, pursuant to the Partial Action Plan No.4, an additional $74.5 million was sub-allocated to the BRG program. The final LMDC allocation for the BRG program is $224,500,000. ---As of March 31, 2004 a total of 8,217 businesses (including 282 not-for-profit organizations) received 8367 grants totaling $214,173,039 using LMDC’s $224.5 million supplemental BRG allocation. The average value of LMDC-funded BRG grants disbursed to eligible businesses over this period was $25,597. BRG total employment (including wage earners and owners) at small businesses assisted with the LMDC program funds was 63,459. 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. Seventy percent of total employment at assisted establishments (or 44,437 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 $31,401 per annum) reflected 50% of total employment (or 31,805 wage earners and proprietors). (The income limits noted here reflect the limits set by HUD’s 2002 HOME income limit chart for a 4-person household.) ---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 5,331 grants were disbursed to 5,231 businesses in these two areas, with a total value of $181.5 million (or 84.7%) of the total disbursed LMDC sub-allocation to the BRG program. As of March 31, more than 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 90% of the prorated share of the estimated 225,000 jobs in the Eligible Area considered at risk in the Final Action Plan. ---The balance of the obligated funds not yet disbursed has been obligated to small businesses, as was outlined in Partial Action Plan No. 4. Please note that adjustments to grant numbers and employment figures reported as of March 31, 2004 include changes made to the grants management data base. These figures represent a more accurate measure of the funding activities.


    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:  $78,604,485.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $71,395,515.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $39,487,770.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting57252479
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting4058803
    # of buildings (non-residential)N/A0
    # of Businesses9413
    # of Persons benefitting376009806


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    WTC JOB CREATION AND RETENTION PROGRAM --- 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, 2004 totaling $262.6 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 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 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. --- As of March 31, 2004 fifty-eight of 69 grants approved have been disbursed. Of the 58 disbursed grants, forty-five have been funded by the initial $170 million allocated to ESDC. Seventeen grants for $39,487,770 have been funded from the LMDC allocation for this program. Of these seventeen grants disbursed from the LMDC allocation, four grant awards were partially funded by ESDC and partially by the LMDC allocation. To avoid any overlap in reporting of grants disbursed from the ESDC and LMDC allocations, the measures of persons benefiting from the LMDC allocation (low, low/mod income, and total # of persons) reflect data from the 13 grants disbursed solely from the LMDC allocation. --- A total of $78,604,485 from the LMDC sub-allocation was obligated to fund grants approved by ESDC for 24 of the 69 grants. These 24 awards represent a total job commitment of 23,033 (an anticipated 61% of LMDC’s prorated share of estimated employment at risk in New York City), of which 18,542 jobs are located in Lower Manhattan. These figures represent current job commitments and include the future job creation component of the grant. Of the 45 grants funded by the initial ESDC allocation, some funding may be drawn from the LMDC allocation as the job creation component of the grant becomes relevant.


    Activity - HRPT-7744) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of a public improvement

    Responsible UOG:  Hudson River Park Trust
    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2004
    Location Description:  Hudson River Park between West Houston and Spring Streets.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $2,600,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $2,600,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $2,600,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting852170
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting609340
    # of Persons benefitting1560870
    # of Linear feet of Public ImprovementN/A0
    # of Linear miles of Public ImprovementN/A0


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    SHORT-TERM CAPITAL PROJECTS - HUDSON RIVER PARK IMPROVEMENTS --- LMDC has completed the environmental review process for the project; HUD approved the Release of Funds in September. Working with the community, the Hudson River Park Trust has worked to further refine the improvements to better meet the needs of the area’s residents. Current plans include the development of tennis courts as well as other recreational facilities. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2004.


    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:  $350,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    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:
    INTERIM MEMORIAL --- On March 11, 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 - ColPk-7721) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of public facilities

    Responsible UOG:  New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
    Start Date:  7/1/2003
    End Date:  6/30/2006
    Location Description:  Columbus Park is bounded by Baxter, Bayard, Mulberry, and Worth Streets.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $1,428,571.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $428,571.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $428,571.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting407120
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting297330
    # of Public Facilities10
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefitting666450


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    THE RENOVATION OF THE PAVILION IN COLUMBUS PARK --- On June 14, 2003, HUD approved the allocation of $428,571 for renovation of the Columbus Park Pavilion. LMDC and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation are working jointly on the environmental review. HUD approved the Request for Release of Funds and Certification for Columbus Park on August 29, 2003. The Department of Parks and Recreation is meeting with members of the Chinatown community to discuss the plans for the renovation of the Pavilion and of the Park. Services related to the Columbus Park Pavilion were bid on March 18, 2004. Parks and Recreation is reviewing these bids.


    Activity - Parks-7743) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of a public improvement

    Responsible UOG:  New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2004
    Location Description:  Wall Street Triangle- Wall Street, Pearl and Water streets; Coenties Slip- Coenties Slip, Pearl and Water streets; Tribeca Park- Beach Street, 6th Ave, and Ericsson Place; East River Park Ballfields- Montgomery-Houston Street and FDR drive; Drumgoole Plaza- Frankfort and Gold Streets; Brooklyn Bridge Plaza- Avenue of the Finest, Frankfort St, and Park Row. Improvement will be made up to Chatham Square; Sara D. Roosevelt Park- Forsyth, Canal, Chrystie, and E. Houston; Bowling Green- Broadway and Whitehall Street; Al Smith Playground- Catherine, Madison, to Oliver Street; Washington Market Park- Greenwich and Chambers Streets; Old Slip- Old Slip, Water, and FDR.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $26,149,189.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $26,149,189.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $26,149,189.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting852170
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting609340
    # of Persons benefitting1560870
    # of Linear feet of Public ImprovementN/A0
    # of Linear miles of Public ImprovementN/A0


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    SHORT-TERM CAPITAL PROJECTS - NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS AND OPEN SPACES --- The parks currently identified for the program include: Drumgoole Plaza, Wall Street, Coenties Slip, TriBeCa Park, East River Park Ballfields, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Bowling Green, Al Smith Playground, Washington Market Park, Old Slip, Columbus Park Landscape, Battery Bosque, and Canal/Varick/Laight Street. The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation is enhancing each of these sites with horticultural elements such as flowering trees, ornamental shrubs and planting beds, as well as new benches, lighting and decorative paving. Parks & Recreation has reached out to neighboring corporations and individuals in an effort to support the revitalization of the sites. --- For all thirteen open spaces being redeveloped as part of this project, the following public involvement process applies: (1) An initial scope meeting on the specific project site was held with local Community Board members, representatives from community organizations and regular park volunteers or “Friends Groups.” (2) A preliminary scope of work based on this site visit was drafted and circulated to the local Community Board and local elected officials for comment. (3) A preliminary design based on the scope was developed and then presented to the local Community Board and other stakeholders. (4) Once their approval was secured, the preliminary design was then presented at a public hearing of the Art Commission. (5) If extensive changes were recommended, a follow up meeting was held to present the revised design to the local Community Board. (6) Once final design was developed, a final public hearing was held at the Art Commission. --- During the entire design and construction process for the 13 sites, input was also received through community outreach efforts of the LMDC, the Alliance for Downtown, elected officials, and area residents. --- Drumgoole Plaza --- Drumgoole Plaza, one of thirteen public open spaces being renovated or newly created with funds granted by LMDC to develop green spaces, was officially opened on November 5, 2003. The construction of Drumgoole Plaza, on Frankfort Street between Park Row and Gold Streets, is the first park completed as part of the $25 million, LMDC-funded project. Pace University provided lighting for the plaza and will maintain the site. --- Parks & Recreation and DOT, with support from Pace University, reconstructed Drumgoole Plaza, transforming this empty lot into a new sitting area complete with 1964 World's Fair Benches, colorful paving, architectural lighting and lush landscaping. Over 20 new trees including Goldenrains, Honey Locusts and Hollies along with 1100 shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses such as winter hazel, hydrangea, blue star, and striped ribbon grass surround the colorful new plaza and pathway that connect Frankfort and Rose Streets. The area has been completely re-paved and new granite and concrete curbs have been constructed. A comprehensive bird netting system has been installed to improve the public's enjoyment of the area. Drumgoole Plaza is located adjacent to the main building of Pace University at One Pace Plaza. --- Pace University has installed new spotlights along the property to preserve public safety in the evening. They also provided electrical connections for the decorative lights that illuminate the bridge structure. Pace will maintain the new landscaping and plans to work with student volunteers to care for the site. Drumgoole Plaza, a property of DOT, will be managed by Parks & Recreation. --- The other parks are on schedule for completion or substantial upgrade in 2004. Environmental review for the parks is complete, and construction is underway on many of the projects. Wall Street Triangle, Washington Market Park, TriBeca Park, Bowling Green, East River Park, Sarah D. Roosevelt, and the Al Smith Houses Playground are all currently underway.


    Activity - NYSE-7742) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of a public improvement

    Responsible UOG:  New York City Economic Development Corporation
    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2004
    Location Description:  The area is roughly bounded by Broadway to the west, Pine Street to the north, William Street to the east, and Beaver Street to the south.
    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:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $10,000,000.00
    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 Persons benefitting1532310
    # of Linear feet of Public ImprovementN/A0
    # of Linear miles of Public ImprovementN/A0


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    SHORT-TERM CAPITAL PROJECTS - NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AREA SECURITY AND AESTHETIC IMPROVEMENTS --- Heightened safety concerns since September 11, 2001 have intensified existing efforts to secure the area surrounding the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). However, the jersey barriers, french pedestrian barriers, pickup trucks, and other ad hoc measures that have been installed have decreased the quality-of-life and ease of access for local residents, businesses, workers, and visitors. The goal of this project is to create and implement a security and streetscape plan for the streets and sidewalks surrounding the NYSE that (1) meets security criteria established for the NYSE, (2) meets the needs of its immediate neighbors, and (3) provides an attractive and welcoming environment for the area’s workers, residents, and visitors. This project will determine the security perimeter around the NYSE building for vehicles and pedestrians and then, in accordance with this perimeter, replace the current interim security devices with more permanent, effective, and attractive security devices. The plan may include installing security barriers and guard facilities on critical streets, upgrading streets and sidewalks, and providing more attractive street furniture to facilitate secure pedestrian and vehicular circulation within the historic core of Lower Manhattan. The project area is defined by Pine Street to the north, William Street to the east, Beaver Street to the south, and Broadway to the west. The LMDC and its partners, the City of New York, the Alliance for Downtown New York, and interested business and property owners in the area, have continued their collaborative process of information gathering, design, and implementation. Meetings with area stakeholders, as well as individual consultations with over a dozen area property and business owners, have been conducted to date. Interim improvements to existing conditions, including street repaving/resurfacing and the installation of a sturdier, more attractive interim pedestrian fence around the NYSE, were completed in November 2003 in anticipation of the project. The environmental review for the project was completed and HUD issued its Release of Funds on March 9, 2004. Construction began at various intersections, including Wall Street at Broadway and Exchange Place and Broadway, in March/April 2004, initiating the first phase of construction. This first phase will include not only the installation of more efficient, reliable, and less visually disruptive security devices such as bollards, sculpted weighted barriers, and operable vehicle attenuation devices, but will also include improved pedestrian amenities such as a new pedestrian-friendly street surface material in select locations and new street furniture.


    Activity - P-EDC-7700) Planning

    Responsible UOG:  New York City Economic Development Corporation
    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2005
    Location Description:  N/A
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $4,129,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $4,129,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $4,129,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LONG-TERM PLANNING - LOWER MANHATTAN PLANNING STUDIES AND IMPROVEMENTS --- The City of New York is leading two studies to help identify and address challenges in Lower Manhattan. These are the East River Waterfront Study and the Street Management Study. The East River Waterfront study is the first step in claiming this waterfront for use by New York's residents, workers and visitors. Initially dedicated to shipping and industrial uses, the East River waterfront today has been largely abandoned. Where today there are empty piers and vacant buildings, tomorrow there can be extraordinary cultural facilities, unique recreational spaces and amenities. In early 2004, consultants were selected to lead four related studies which will help create a comprehensive plan for the waterfront that articulates potential uses, facilities and programs; relies on world class design principles; integrates with surrounding communities and traffic patterns; and safeguards the ecological habitat for all species. The studies include urban design, traffic engineering, marine ecology, and regulatory counsel. Urban design and marine ecology consultants have begun pursuing site analysis, physical/social context, geotechnical analysis, a GIS database, and habitat restoration research. Reports are expected to be released starting this summer.


    Activity - MHS-7745) Acquisition, construction,reconstruction of public facilities

    Responsible UOG:  New York City School Construction Authority
    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2004
    Location Description:  The Millennium High School is located at 75 Broad Street at the intersection of Broad and South William Street. The area served will be all of Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $7,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $3,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $3,000,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of PropertiesN/A0
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting852170
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting609340
    # of buildings (non-residential)N/A0
    # of Public Facilities10
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefitting1560870
    # of Linear feet of Public ImprovementN/A0
    # of Linear miles of Public ImprovementN/A0


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    SHORT-TERM CAPITAL PROJECTS - MILLENNIUM HIGH SCHOOL --- In September 2003, Governor George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced the opening of the first Lower Manhattan public school to open in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks. Millennium High School, located in the financial district, gives preferential consideration to those who live in Lower Manhattan, providing a rigorous education to the growing number of families making a home downtown. The school is the first open admission high school specifically serving Lower Manhattan students. The area served is all of Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street. Millennium High School opened this September for 220 9th and 10th graders, with 11th and 12th graders to follow as the school continues its construction/expansion. Three floors of what was once commercial office space are being converted into classrooms, administrative offices, and other school facilities. At full enrollment upon completion of all three floors, the Millennium High School will serve 500 students. A new class will be added each year until enrollment is full.


    Activity - P-WSt-7700) Planning

    Responsible UOG:  New York State Department of Transportation
    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2004
    Location Description:  West Street, south of Chambers Street, in Manhattan.
    National Objective:  N/A
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $4,505,848.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $4,505,848.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $3,844,189.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $661,659.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    Long-term planning provides funding to plan for public investments including a transportation plan that positions Lower Manhattan as the gateway to the region and the world, a plan that transforms public boulevards into grand public promenades, and one that capitalizes on the underutilized resources of Lower Manhattan. By providing funding for these important long-term projects now, LMDC will ensure the ability to move forward on the critical components of the revitalization of Lower Manhattan as quickly as possible. The projects that will be funded in long-term planning must meet some or all of the following criteria: • Consistent with HUD eligibility criteria; • Consistent with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s Principles and Preliminary Blueprint for the Future of Lower Manhattan; • Consistent with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s A Vision for Lower Manhattan: Context and Program for the Innovative Design Study; • Consistent with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New York City’s Vision for Lower Manhattan; and • Enhancement of Lower Manhattan transportation services, connecting Lower Manhattan to the world. ---West Street Planning --- New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT) is responsible for post-September 11th repair of Route 9A, also known as West Street in Manhattan, as well as the planning for future enhancements. West Street is a multi-lane, 260-foot wide highway serving both regional and local traffic in Lower Manhattan. The street acts as the western boundary for the World Trade Center site. West Street’s traffic conditions and width -- more than twice as wide as a typical Manhattan avenue -- make it a barrier for pedestrians by separating Battery Park City, the World Financial Center, and the Hudson River waterfront from the rest of Lower Manhattan. Significantly, West Street acts as a divide between the World Trade Center site, the emerging residential community south of Liberty Street, and the existing Battery Park City community. Residents complain about the potential safety hazards of crossing West Street and retailers in the World Financial Center suffer from difficult access. Since September 11th, there has been extensive discussion of the best ways in which to accommodate the large traffic volumes that flow along West Street, while also improving the pedestrian experience and making the areas adjacent to West Street more amenable to residential and commercial development. The portion that runs along the length of the World Trade Center site is of special concern since it must provide an appropriately dignified and aesthetically graceful setting next to the future World Trade Center memorial. NYS DOT has considered numerous design concepts to consider all significant factors. Goals for the design of West Street include creating better east-west pedestrian connections, improving the pedestrian environment, easing surface congestion, and accommodating the need to create a quiet, respectful site for the memorial. NYS DOT’s work on West Street to be funded in this Partial Action Plan includes necessary technical services related to the repair and restoration of essential transportation facilities and planning for future enhancements to West Street.


    Activity - West-7746) Rehabilitation/reconstruction of a public improvement

    Responsible UOG:  New York State Department of Transportation; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    Start Date:  8/6/2003
    End Date:  12/31/2004
    Location Description:  Liberty Street at West Street and Vesey Street at West Street in Manhattan.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $21,155,811.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $21,155,811.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $16,814,420.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $4,341,391.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $5,815,973.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of Low-Income persons benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefitting94009400
    # of Linear feet of Public ImprovementN/A0
    # of Linear miles of Public ImprovementN/A0


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    SHORT-TERM CAPITAL PROJECTS - WEST STREET PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIONS --- With the opening of the Port Authority temporary PATH station in November 2003 and the full re-occupation of the World Financial Center (WFC), it is projected that 9,400 pedestrians per hour will cross Route 9A between Albany and Murray Streets in the rush hour peak. An estimated 6,000 of those pedestrians are expected to cross Route 9A (“West Street”) at Vesey Street during the peak hour and most of the remaining pedestrians are expected to cross at Liberty Street. It was concluded that a temporary pedestrian bridge across West Street and a protected pathway from the PATH Station was needed to meet the pedestrian demand. Also, it was determined that enhancements were required for temporary pedestrian staircase connection to the Liberty Bridge that was built after the September 11th attacks. The Vesey Bridge is being built by the New York State Department of Transportation (“NYS DOT”) and the Vesey Walkway and Liberty Street pedestrian enhancements are being built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (“PANYNJ”). --- The Vesey Bridge opened on November 22, 2003 and the construction of the Bridge Extension continues. Significant progress has been made towards completion of this work. The Bridge Extension was erected and finishing work on this extension is progressing. The construction effort on the Vesey Bridge is now focused on vertical transportation systems (VTS) that are to be installed (escalators/elevators). The west escalator was opened for use April 15 and remaining VTS elements continue to be progressed. Work also continues on necessary adjustments to traffic signals, street lighting and restoration of sidewalks. --- The Vesey Walkway protects pedestrians from the ongoing construction activities at 7 Word Trade Center as well as construction activities in the northwest corner of the WTC site, which are expected to commence in the fall of 2004. The contract for the walkway was awarded on September 18, 2003. By November 22, 2003, a concrete walkway was constructed from Church Street to Washington Street and temporary chainlink fencing was provided until the arrival of the Orsogril ornamental fencing. In the first quarter 2004, the following progress was made on the project: (1) overhead protection was completed over the Vesey Walkway; (2) installation of lights was completed, including light poles and under-shed lighting; and (3) Jersey barriers were installed on both sides of the Vesey Walkway. --- In addition, the Port Authority began work on the enhancement of the vertical circulation at the Liberty Street Bridge. Steel for the Liberty Street stair was delivered to the site and erection of the stair was completed.


    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:
    N/A

    Total number of activities reported = 27