CH2M Hill has received an $8.1 million contract from the New York City Economic Development Corp. to help rebuild a 4.7-mile shoreline in Queens, N.Y., that was devastated during Hurricane Sandy, The Denver Post reported Thursday.
Howard Pankratz writes the Denver-based company will serve as lead consultant and work with New York’s Parks & Recreation Department and NYCEDC to design boardwalks, protective structures and other amenities for the Rockaway Peninsula.
The Rockaway Boardwalk Project aims to make the area’s beachfront facilities storm-proof and will involve work to reconstruct access points and boardwalks from Beach 20th Street to Beach 126th Street, the report said.
“This is a high-profile, important, fast-track project that is an integral piece of the post-Sandy recovery,” Jonathan Goldstick, project manager at CH2M Hill, said in a statement.
Goldstick added in the report that the company will leverage its global waterfront experience to help build boardwalks designed to attract visitors and address sustainability and efficiency concerns for the coming years.
The Denver Post reports CH2M Hill will work with sub-consultants AKRP for permits; RBA Group for civil engineering and landscape architecture; and WXY for master planning and architecture.
Pankratz writes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is also working on beach replenishment projects for the area .