Saw Mill Creek Restoration & Mitigation Banking System – Staten Island, New York

Saw Mill Creek Restoration & Mitigation Banking System

Client: New York City Economic Development Corporation

Laland Baptiste managed the planning, pre-construction, and construction start-up for the Mitigation and Restoration Strategies for Habitat and Ecological Sustainability (MARSHES) Program, which was designed to restore a 68-acre wetland in Saw Mill Creek. This program also developed a first-of-its-kind in New York State Mitigation Bank system to facilitate and streamline the regulatory process associated with building in or near regulated wetlands.

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Our team managed the MARSHES planning, pre-construction, and construction start-up. We developed a unit item bid format to address the variety of unknown field conditions to minimize contractor risk and obtain the best possible pricing. We prepared an extensive package of background information as Information for Bidders, sharing boring and sampling logs, archeology reports, property ownership, and other data to help fully inform the bidders of existing conditions. We provided thorough documentation and representation.