Waterfront Revitalization & Sea Level Rise Assessment

Milone & MacBroom assisted the City of Kingston with the assessment of over 3,000 linear feet along the city’s historic East Strand waterfront in hopes of mitigating existing flooding concerns, planning for future sea level rise, expanding current parking available for the waterfront, and designing a streetscape and roadway plan consistent with the goals of the city’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP).


The East Strand waterfront area is situated at the confluence of the Rondout Creek and Hudson River and several major factors were assessed for contributions to the consistent flooding. Data was obtained and analyzed from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) river gauges, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tidal gages, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Mapping (FIRM), and climatological data from the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC).  

This work was funded through the New York State Department of State Division of Coastal Resources under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.  

The firm provided the following services:

  • Survey 
  • Grant Application
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Hydrologic & Hydraulic Analysis
  • Tidal & Sea Level Rise Analysis
  • Transportation Planning
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Public Outreach

    To learn more about this project, please contact David Murphy, P.E., CFM.

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