McLaren Engineering Group provided marine engineering and design inspection services on the Stapleton Waterfront Development Project in Staten Island, NY. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), on behalf of the City of New York, commenced redevelopment of the 35-acre decommissioned U.S. Navy Homeport Facility across three phases to give the area new infrastructure, and prepare it for future real estate development.
McLaren’s marine work included underwater and above water surveys of approximately 1,500 feet of sheet pile bulkhead, a visual inspection of the existing shoreline and schematic design of three waterfront treatments. McLaren aided in the repair of the existing bulkhead structure, shoreline stabilization, and preparation of complex permit packages for the entire site. The project was ongoing when Superstorm Sandy hit, and McLaren was able to improve the design to meet new FEMA and DOB standards without compromising the design intent.
The second and third phases of the project commenced in 2016 when McLaren completed shoreline stabilization of the site, FEMA analysis and new standards to the design with resiliency in mind. McLaren worked with the NYCEDC and produced a resilient shoreline design that did not require any existing structure to be moved inland from the shoreline. McLaren tracked the estimated construction cost so that the final design could be phased and bid without last-minute adjustments and alternates to the design that would require permit modifications.