Strategies for the Uplands: Green Corridor

Summary

One of the best things we can do to create more resiliency in the region is to create affordable opportunities for people to live out of harm’s way, and the underdeveloped Sunrise Highway corridor is a great place to do this. With its public transportation options, relative density, and mixture of uses, parts of the Corridor have the potential to be the dense, walkable, mixed-use environment that so many of today’s Long Islanders—including those displaced by Sandy—are looking for. But the Corridor is also high and dry: just beyond the reach of a category 2 surge, a 6-foot sea level rise, and the FEMA flood zone, the Corridor is as close as you can get to the more vulnerable communities of the South Shore while still being safely out of harm’s way.

Part of Solution

  • Living With The Bay: Resiliency For Nassau County

  • Building Block Stage

    • Ideation - Defining idea(s) to develop and test

    Photos

    • Uplands green corridor
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