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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 Jan 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:  $865,535,428.71
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $836,044,651.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $577,428,714.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $258,615,937.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $418,173,304.00

    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:  $238,235,437.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $42,264,563.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $170,043,671.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Properties15001745
    # of Low/Mod Income Households benefitting1250022493
    # of Low-Income Households benefitting840016512
    # 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, five individuals have been arrested on federal theft and mail fraud charges. Of those, four have pled guilty and received sentences that have included restitution, fines, probation and recently, incarceration. 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 $58,000 in funds have already been recouped, with arrangements being made to recoup additional funds. --- 38,868 applications were approved through December 31, 2003. Checks were issued to 38,343 residents prior to December 31, 2003. Of the 38,868 approved applications representing approximately $222 million in grants, LMDC will distribute 30,404 September 11th Residents Grants, 24,412 2-Year Grants, and 8,027 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. 21 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:  $21,776,209.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $21,776,209.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $13,615,658.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $8,160,551.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $13,615,658.00

    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 regularly conducts public meetings, which provide an avenue for the public to express their thoughts and concerns about the rebuilding efforts and the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. To date, LMDC has held 14 public meetings throughout New York City, New Jersey, and Long Island and was a sponsor of "Listening to the City” in July of 2002, which drew over 4,500 participants. Public meetings and meetings with the Advisory Councils have often focused specifically on the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, including site planning and the creation of a permanent memorial, but broader issues such as transportation, cultural and civic issues, and economic development in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 are also discussed. --- In the summer of 2003, the LMDC and the City of New York conducted a series of Neighborhood Workshops throughout Lower Manhattan to solicit input from communities specifically on revitalization issues, including transportation, community and civic amenities, public and open spaces, and others. The LMDC gained invaluable insight throughout the series of workshops, which were held in the Financial District, Battery Park City/WTC site area, City Hall/ South Street 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. The LMDC and the City of New York identified community-based organizations such as Community Boards and civic groups, and individuals such as LMDC Advisory Council members to assist with venue identification, stakeholder recruitment and community outreach. Each workshop began with a presentation that reviewed LMDC funding initiatives that are currently underway as well as other LMDC-City studies that evaluate different opportunities for improvement in each neighborhood. After the presentations the workshop participant were asked to gather in their small groups consisting of a cross section of stakeholders to further discuss their thoughts and feelings on topics that related to their neighborhood. Hundreds of varied stakeholders participated in the workshop series and voiced their opinions on projects they feel are necessary to their respective neighborhoods. The individual groups reported their key priorities to the entire group at the end of each of the seven meetings held. After the meeting concluded the participants were asked to fill out a survey capturing specific information regarding funding priorities and additional neighborhood issues. A comprehensive report detailing the feedback collected during these workshops was released in early 2004. --- 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 in Lower Manhattan 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 website 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 website. 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. --- 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. LMDC’s Vice President and Director for Planning, Design, and Development presented the various components of the World Trade Center site plan that are discussed in the GEIS. Following the presentation members of the public shared their views on the GEIS and additional concerns that they felt should be considered throughout the environmental review process. A public comment period for additional written comment was open from June 22, 2003 through August 4, 2003. The environmental review process will continue in 2004 with additional outreach and public meetings surrounding the release of the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS). --- OUTREACH TO MINORITY AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES --- LMDC hosted a rebuilding conference for minority and women-owned business enterprises on January 13, 2004 at Pace University in Lower Manhattan. Along with the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, the Port Authority of NY & NJ, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the State and City of New York, Silverstein Properties, Tishman Construction and various federal agencies involved in the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan, the Opportunity Downtown conference was the first in a series of quarterly events to increase the flow of information and discuss various contracting opportunities with the minority and women-owned business community. --- The day-long, free event featured presentations on many of the rebuilding projects that are currently underway or in the planning stages. In addition, panel discussions on strategic joint ventures, acquiring capital, procurement opportunities, how to do business with the government, surety bonding, and purchasing and contracting needs for WTC Building 7 were conducted throughout Pace University. A Lower Manhattan Business Exposition concluded the day where business owners were encouraged to visit tables with representatives from over 30 government agencies and private firms currently involved in the redevelopment. The Opportunity Downtown conference drew over 700 participants representing over 400 businesses. --- LMDC continues to work with the agencies and firms currently involved in the redevelopment efforts to ensure that minority and women business enterprises are represented in the vast contracting opportunities generated by the redevelopment. --- FAMILY OUTREACH AND ACTIVITIES --- LMDC is committed to accomplishing its mission through an open and inclusive process, taking into account the opinions of those affected by the World Trade Center attacks on February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001. From the beginning, victims’ family members have played a critical role in this process. Family members have participated and voiced their opinions by responding to our outreach mailings, by attending public meetings, and by sending thousands of letters and emails to the LMDC. It is a priority of the LMDC to continuously reach out to family members to keep them informed of our initiatives and events. --- Family Mailings --- In July 2002, LMDC organized a family mailing including an introduction to LMDC and the initial draft memorial mission statement and program created by the Families Advisory Council. The mailing was sent to over 3,000 family members to review and provide comment. --- In January 2003, LMDC sent a second mailing to more than 3,000 family members as part of the Plans in Progress outreach campaign. The mailing included information on the nine design concepts for the World Trade Center site released on December 18, 2002 and the revised draft memorial mission statement and program. Family members were encouraged to provide comment on both the site planning efforts and the revised draft mission statement and program. --- As part of the Public Perspectives outreach campaign for the World Trade Center Site Memorial, LMDC invited World Trade Center Site family members from February 26, 1993 and September 11, 2001, as well as Pentagon families and Somerset County, Pennsylvania families to participate in this historic process by informing the memorial jury members of their hopes and aspirations for the memorial. In August 2003 the LMDC sent a mailing to over 6,500 family members to ensure that as many families as possible were aware of the memorial process and the ways they could participate and provide feedback in addition to an update on the current status of the entire site plan. Also included was a letter inviting all children of victims of 9/11/01 and 2/26/93 to participate in “Art for Heart” project on September 11, 2003, as well as the press release issued by the Governor’s office detailing the State and City commemoration ceremonies that took place on September 11, 2003. --- Due to questioning regarding the preservation of the sacredness of the “footprints”, a letter was sent out, in September 2003, to over 6,500 family members assuring them of the fact that no matter what form the memorial takes, there will never, ever be commercial or retail space where the towers once stood. Families appreciated the clarity of our response. In April 2003, the LMDC administered the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition in search of a design for a single memorial that remembers and honors all loss of life on September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. The LMDC received an enormous outpouring of ideas from across the globe with 13,683 registrants and 5,201 Memorial submissions from 63 nations. In November 2003, the LMDC sent a mass mailing to the 6,500 family database, to inform the family members of the eight finalists that were selected in the memorial design competition and to invite them to private family viewings of the designs at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center. Upon the selection of the winning memorial design, in January 2004, the LMDC sent another mailing to the families. Included in this mailing was a letter from the selected designer of the WTC Memorial, Michael Arad, with signature images of the memorial itself and a letter from LMDC President, Kevin Rampe, inviting families to private family viewings of the design. Also included in the mailing is a notice regarding the next Art for Heart event. --- Family Rooms --- LMDC recognizes the importance of the World Trade Center site to the families who lost loved ones on February 26, 2003 and September 11, 2001. As a result, two areas have been created for the families to observe the site in quiet contemplation. The first of these rooms is the One Liberty Plaza Family Room, located on the 20th floor of One Liberty Plaza, overlooking the World Trade Center Site. The second room, the Liberty Street Family Room, is on Liberty Street, which is located at the World Trade Center Site. Both of these areas provide a private, peaceful setting.


    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:  $8,296,023.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $8,296,023.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $8,296,023.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $3,760,497.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    LMDC PLANNING - WTC SITE AND MEMORIAL --- On July 10, 2003, LMDC entered into 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 webpage for public viewing and comment. In the period from October through the end of 2003, LMDC, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Studio Daniel Libeskind, LLC continued to refine the master plan in a number of key areas. Some issues addressed included street directions, security analysis, and the development of three important elements of the plan: Tower One (the Freedom Tower), the memorial district and the permanent PATH transit hub. In December 2003, the design for Tower One was unveiled by Governor Pataki and Mayor Bloomberg at a press conference at Federal Hall. The design of the tower represents a collaboration between Daniel Libeskind, the master planner for the site, and David Childs, the Skidmore, Owings and Merrill architect hired by the World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein. As designed, the tower will rise 1776 feet to become the world's tallest building. With its spire and system of cables, the Freedom Tower is designed to evoke two New York City landmarks: the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. --- In addition to refinements to the master plan, Studio Daniel Libeskind also worked extensively with LMDC and the Port Authority 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 of NY/NJ, and Silverstein Properties. --- MEMORIAL --- The creation of a memorial at the World Trade Center site is, and will remain, the centerpiece of LMDC's planning process. LMDC has developed a clearly defined process to guide the development of the memorial that is closely coordinated with the redevelopment process for the World Trade Center site. Two major components of the process were the creation of a memorial mission statement and a memorial program. The mission statement describes the purpose of the memorial, while the program describes the principles that the memorial must embody and the elements it must feature to be considered in the competition. The mission statement and program were released for public comment from January 8, 2003 through February 2, 2003, and revised based on more than 2,000 comments received during that period. The drafts were developed by two separate committees, convened by the LMDC and comprised of family members, residents, survivors, first responders, arts and architecture professionals, and community leaders. The committees premised their work on an initial memorial mission statement and program developed by the LMDC Families Advisory Council last spring. The mission statement and program are the core of the guidelines of LMDC’s World Trade Center Site memorial competition. 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 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. --- 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) seeks 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 seeks 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 deadline for responses to the ICI was September 15, 2003. 112 responses were received by the LMDC. A panel, composed of representatives from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs has been convened by the LMDC to evaluate the 112 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. Their findings will be used to further inform site planning efforts. This panel expects to issue a report on their recommendations in early 2004.


    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:  $6,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $6,000,000.00
    Obligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $6,000,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,473,536.00

    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 at the 16-acre World Trade Center site and adjacent areas, (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, the Millennium High School, the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, New York Stock Exchange Area Security and Streetscape Improvements, West Street pedestrian crossings, thirteen parks projects at sites managed by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and administrative activities at LMDC’s offices. 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, the owner of the World Trade Center, and other interested parties and communities to arrive at the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan for the site and certain adjacent parcels. In June 2003, LMDC released the Draft Scope of Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the World Trade Center Memorial and Redevelopment Plan and noticed the related public comment meetings for July 23, 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 on January 20, 2004, and released for public comment on January 22, 2004. In addition, LMDC has 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, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Emergency Management Agency.


    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:  $2,395,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $1,435,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $996,006.00

    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 will 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 Study of the Fulton Street Retail and Cultural Corridor, a Public Realm Enhancements Study, and an Urban Design Study 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. In April 2003, the LMDC announced the selection of Parsons Brinckeroff as the consulting firm to conduct the Chinatown Traffic and Transportation Study. The study is surveying pedestrian and automotive circulation and access; the impact of road closures; parking; sidewalk and street congestion related to delivery services, buses and sanitation pick-ups; and related quality-of-life concerns in Chinatown. Parsons Brinckeroff and Chan Krieger are working 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. --- 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.” The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation 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 - stretching 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 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 Gensler’s recommendations. A proposed plan for the corridor is expected to be released for public comment in the first quarter of 2004. --- The Financial District has very limited open space, and much of what does exists 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 this area to identify places within the Financial District where strategic enhancements can maximize accessibility and usability of the area’s limited public realm. Louise Nevelson Plaza, one of the only publicly-owned spaces in the area, has been identified as the best opportunity for further enhancement, and Smith-Miller+Hawkinson will begin work in February 2004 to develop three design options for this important space. --- Greenwich South Street, 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 Greenwich Street South has been cut off from the rest of Lower Manhattan. The Greenwich Street South studies will examine ways to revitalize this area, creating 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. Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates and URS Corporation were selected to conduct urban design and traffic studies of the area, respectively, and their work is getting 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), 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:  $66,178.00

    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, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation 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.


    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:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $4,664,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries:  N/A


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    HISTORY AND HERITAGE IN DOWNTOWN NYC (HHD) --- On June 14, 2003, HUD approved the allocation of $4.664 million for History and Heritage in Downtown NYC. History and Heritage in Downtown NYC (HHD) is a joint initiative of museums whose mission is history and heritage and are located in Lower Manhattan including, but not limited to: Castle Clinton National Monument; the Eldridge Street Project, Inc.; Federal Hall National Memorial; Fraunces Tavern Museum; Lower East Side Tenement Museum; Museum of Chinese in the Americas; Museum of American Financial History; Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust; Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; New York City Fire Museum; New York City Police Museum; South Street Seaport Museum; the Skyscraper Museum; and the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum. In line with the short-term marketing and advertising objectives of the History and Heritage in Downtown NYC campaign, a walking map of the museums and landmarks was produced and distributed throughout Lower Manhattan. In addition, a 32-page, 5x5 color booklet, describing the various museum offerings, was produced and inserted into a national consumer publication whose subscriber base matches the consortium’s target market. The production and distribution of palm cards supplemented these marketing efforts. The group of 14 cultural institutions that make up the History and Heritage Downtown Consortium have been meeting regularly to discuss plans for the adoption and execution of marketing strategies designed to generate more visitation to the individual institutions while playing a key role in the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. The URL address www.NYstartshere.org was secured for a new website and is currently defaulting to the history and heritage page of the LMDC website until the new independent site is developed. On January 19 & 20, 2004, during the American Bus Association’s annual Marketplace event (the premier showcase activity for the national motor coach community) the Director of the History & Heritage Campaign had 45 prescheduled appointments with key motor coach companies that bring business into New York City, for the purpose of promoting the History & Heritage Downtown concept and the 14 cultural institutions.


    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 Businesses189270
    # of Non-business Organizations benefittingN/A0
    # of Persons benefitting4740190


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    SHORT-TERM CAPITAL PROJECTS - LOWER MANHATTAN COMMUNICATIONS OUTREACH CAMPAIGN --- In June 2003, LMDC announced the launch of the Communications Outreach Campaign to inform Lower Manhattan residents, employees, and visitors of upcoming short-term improvements and longer-term initiatives that are underway – and to ensure that the public has access to information that is uniform, consistent, branded, interesting, and widely disseminated. This quarter saw 140,000 palm cards printed to highlight the opening of the new PATH station, the History & Heritage campaign, and the holiday season downtown. Thousands were handed out by LMDC staff across Lower Manhattan, while the rest were distributed through mailings and deliveries. Another form of reaching out to the public has been through email updates to approximately 2,500 subscribers weekly. Also, the LMDC partnered with Empire State Development and NYC’s Economic Development Corporation to produce a Downtown Zagat guide for all Lower Manhattan employees. The guides were distributed in mid-November. Thousands of visitors to Lower Manhattan have been welcomed by the new information booth. The LMDC opened its downtown Rebuilding Information Kiosk in late November at the site of the new World Trade Center Path Station. The kiosk staff receives inquiries from hundreds of people a day on the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan. LMDC entered into a contract for $500,000 for this and future kiosks. These kiosks are prefabricated equipment located temporarily at locations throughout Lower Manhattan. Additionally, the LMDC continues to support LowerManhattan.info, which is a central online source of information about the rebuilding effort. While the LMDC’s Communication campaign is focused on the rebuilding effort, the LowerManhattan.info campaign is focused on how these projects affect Lower Manhattan residents and employees.


    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:  $2,950,000.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $2,310,000.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $0.00

    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 - 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 on schedule for a completion date of spring 2004.


    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:  $181,811.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $318,189.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $139,448.00

    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 Businesses56
    # of Persons benefitting150193


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    EMPLOYMENT TRAINING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM --- The WTC Employment Training Assistance Program (ETAP), established by the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), in cooperation with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), provides assistance to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations to offer training opportunities to their employees in Lower Manhattan. An initial $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 of the funds. Through that date, ESDC had received 28 applications for training assistance. As of December 31, 2003, seven grants were disbursed to six businesses for $139,448 to assist in training 193 new and retained employees. The remaining 21 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/A31882
    # of Low + Mod Wage-Earners benefittingN/A44467


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT PROGRAM --- 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 December 31, 2003 a total of 8,237 businesses (including 282 not-for-profit organizations) received 8217 grants totaling $214,173,039 using LMDC’s $150 million supplemental BRG allocation. The average value of LMDC-funded BRG grants disbursed to eligible businesses over this period was $26,065. BRG total employment (including wage earners and owners) at small businesses assisted with the LMDC program funds was 63,432. 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 44,467 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 31,882 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 5,310 grants were disbursed to 5,233 businesses in these two areas, with a total value of $180.7 million (or 84%) of the total disbursed LMDC sub-allocation to the BRG program. As of December 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 lower grant and employment figures reported as of December 31, 2003 reflect changes made to the grants management data base. These figures represent a more accurate measure of the funding activities.


    Activity - SFARG-7719) 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:  The area on the south side of the line beginning at the intersection of the Hudson River with the Holland Tunnel, and running thence east to Canal Street, then running along the centerline of Canal Street, to the intersection with Rutgers Street, and thence running along the Centerline of Rutgers Street to the East River.
    National Objective:  Urgent Need
    Activity Location(s): N/A

    Funds
    Total Projected Budget:  $50,000,000.00
    Total HUD Disaster Recovery Funds:  $50,000,000.00
    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 benefitting38980
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting27630
    # of buildings (non-residential)N/A0
    # of Businesses35940
    # of Persons benefitting167740


    Report Narrative for this Activity:
    N/A


    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:  $78,804,785.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $71,195,215.00
    Cumulative HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $12,705,270.00

    Accomplishments/Beneficiaries
    Measure Description Expected Quantity Cumulative to Date
    # of Low/Mod Income persons benefitting57252149
    # of Low-Income persons benefitting4058487
    # of buildings (non-residential)N/A0
    # of Businesses945
    # of Persons benefitting376006264


    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 December 31, 2003, totaling $262.8 million, exceed the initial program allocation. The Final Action Plan anticipated a total program cost of $400 million, with the additional allocations to come from congressional appropriations to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC). The Partial Action Plan submitted by LMDC on August 27, 2002, and subsequently approved by HUD, allocates a total of $350 million as supplemental funds to three ESDC administered programs, including $150 million for JCRP. As 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 December 31, 2003, 49 of 69 grants approved have been disbursed. Of the 49 disbursed grants, 45 have been funded by the initial $170 million allocated to ESDC. Five grants for $8,675,270 have been disbursed from the LMDC allocation for this program. (As of December 31, 2003, $12,705,270 was drawn down from the LMDC JCRP budget. The difference of $4,030,000 between the draw down and disbursement reflects the time lag between draw down of funds from the budget for the program and the actual date those funds are disbursed. The draw down of $4,030,000 for one company was not disbursed until January 2, 2004.) Of the 45 grants disbursed from the initial ESDC allocation, one grant was partially funded by ESDC and partially by the LMDC allocation. --- A total of $78,804,785 from the LMDC sub-allocation was obligated to fund grants approved by ESDC for 25 of the 69 grants. These 25 awards represent a total job commitment of 22,808 (an anticipated 60% of LMDC’s prorated share of estimated employment at risk in New York City), of which 18,623 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. Currently, the project is in the design phase.


    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.


    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 has been completed and 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, Coenties Slip, Washington Market Park, TriBeca Park, Bowling Green, East River Park, and the Al Smith Houses Playground are all currently underway. --- Drumgoole Plaza --- Drumgoole Plaza, one of thirteen public open spaces being renovated or newly created with funds granted by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (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. --- Drumgoole Plaza was named in 1989 for John Christopher Drumgoole (1816-1888). Drumgoole was best known as a hero of New York's newsboys. An Irish immigrant, who joined the priesthood in midlife, Drumgoole worked tirelessly to help homeless youth. The Priest's Mission of the Immaculate Virgin provided a home for 2,000 homeless working boys, mostly shoe shiners and newsboys.


    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 begun a collaborative process of information gathering and initial strategic design. Meetings with area stakeholders, as well as individual consultations with over a dozen area property and business owners, have been conducted to date. The environmental review for the project is ongoing. 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. A substantial first phase of improvements is expected in spring 2004. --- On November 26, 2003, Governor George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled the first phase of a plan to transform the landscape and security outside the New York Stock Exchange. The Governor and Mayor also revealed a new long-term vision for the heart of the financial district, which maintains the security of the area while improving the streetscape in the vicinity of the Exchange--providing an attractive and welcoming environment for the neighborhood's workers, residents and visitors. --- The first phase of improvements currently is under way and will be completed this spring. Streets in poor condition, due to security that served as a barrier to maintenance over the past two years, have now been resurfaced. New asphalt has been laid at Broad/Nassau Street from Beaver Street to Pine Street and Wall Street from Broadway to William Street. An attractive black wrought iron-style fence has replaced the "bicycle-rack" French barricades that previously choked pedestrian traffic around the perimeter of the NYSE building. The positioning of the new fencing has freed up new lanes of pedestrian flow on Broad Street and Wall Street. This fence is an interim installation that will serve in its current location until the longer-term streetscape vision is implemented. Additionally, the slalom course of vehicular obstacles has been removed from Broad Street and jersey barriers have been replaced with planters that inject life into the district. --- This project is a partnership among the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the New York City Department of City Planning, New York City Economic Development Corporation, New York City Police Department, New York City Department of Transportation, the Alliance for Downtown New York, Wall Street Rising and numerous other community businesses, residences, and organizations that have been actively engaged in the design and implementation process. The project team engaged in a series of collective and individual meetings with two dozen area stakeholders over the past six months in order to develop the new vision for the financial district.


    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 reclaiming 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. Throughout the fall of 2003, consultants are being selected to lead four related studies which will help create a comprehensive plan for the waterfront that explores potential uses, facilities and programs; includes world class design; serves surrounding communities; and enhances the ecological habitat for all species. The studies include urban design, traffic engineering, marine ecology, and regulatory counsel. A concept design for the entire waterfront will be released next winter. --- The City of New York is also conducting a comprehensive Street Management Study, to determine the optimal use for each street at each moment of the day. Prior to September 11, 2001, well over 200,000 cars and trucks poured into Lower Manhattan each day, creating congestion and frustration for drivers and pedestrians alike. As a result of significant public and private investment in Lower Manhattan, that demand will return shortly and without better management, will again overwhelm the Lower Manhattan street network. The Street Management Study will assist with the planning and management of the street network in Lower Manhattan to support both near-term construction mitigation and long-term development in order to maximize the efficiency of Lower Manhattan's streets to serve businesses, residents and visitors. Tasks addressed in the study will include data management, development of traffic network models, development of a street management plan and assistance in planning, design and implementation of a pilot real-time traffic data collection system. Initial data collection and analysis will be completed by this spring, and pilot programs will be implemented over the course of the year. These pilot programs will help the City identify ways to better manage the Lower Manhattan street network in the future.


    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 - 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:  $0.00
    Unobligated HUD Disaster Funds to Date:  $21,155,811.00
    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 benefitting94000
    # 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 consists of two components: a bridge across West Street at the intersection with Vesey Street and an extension of this bridge that connects to the concrete pathway to the PATH Station on Church Street, the “Bridge Extension.” The Vesey Bridge opened on November 22, 2003 and the construction of the Bridge Extension is underway. --- 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, which is expected in the first quarter 2004. In December 2003, the overhead protection for pedestrian safety was in construction. --- On the Liberty Street portion of the contract, the foundations for the new stairway which will be located south of the existing stairway to the Liberty Bridge were poured.


    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 = 24