Battery Park City Authority
The Firm represented the New York State Urban Development Corporation (now the Empire State Development Corporation) with respect to the Section 404 and Section 10 permitting for the original development of Battery Park City and related construction, including Stuyvesant High School and a number of marinas. SPR has subsequently served as environmental counsel to the Battery Park City Authority (which is charged with further developing and maintaining Battery Park City) from its inception. The Firm has advised the Authority with respect to the environmental impact review and environmental permitting of several subsequent projects within Battery Park City. SPR currently represents the Authority in its effort to procure and obtain required approvals for the design and implementation of physical changes to improve Battery Park City’s resiliency to storm surge, sea level rise and other foreseeable climate change-related impacts.