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RFP Issued to Help Save Red Hook From Flooding; More!

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CHELSEA—The under-the-radar Naftali Group project known as The Seymour at 261 West 25th Street is now 75-percent sold. Sales launched in the 12-story, 49-apartment building in mid-July. Goldstein, Hill & West designed the structure, which recently topped out. Occupancy is slated for late 2015. [CurbedWire inbox; official; previously]

RED HOOK—Today Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo announced a Request for Proposals for an integrated flood plain system plan to save Red Hook from future flooding. Both the city and state have committed $50 million to launch the initiative that hopes to help make the low-lying neighborhood more resilient and protected from future storms. The Mayor's Office of Recovery and Resiliency along with the NYEDC will implement the RFP. Following the RFP, the mayor's office will seek input from the Red Hook NY Rising Community Reconstruction Planning Committee, which was established in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

From a memo from the mayor's office,

The project will include various elements and phases for a comprehensive long-term coastal protection plan for the community. These tactics may include a combination of partially deployable floodwalls and raised development, park retrofits and street raising, resilient building retrofits and redevelopment, and improvements to drainage and pumping facilities, among other resiliency measures. Once complete, this system will encompass 370 acres of land, safeguarding all Red Hook Houses and other key buildings and infrastructure in the 100-year floodplain. The Red Hook IFPS will cost about $200 million in total. [CurbedWire inbox]