Map showing Phase 1 projects clustered around Black Rock Harbor (B), South End (S), Downtown (D), and the Pequonnock (P).
Hard Lines consist of natural and fortified solutions that link communities to form stronger edge conditions for at risk storm locations. These lines of defense improve safety while enabling habitation at the waterfront. The map’s solid red lines indicate an integrated berm, floodwall, and raised corridor systems and dashed lines indicate possible alignments in Black Rock Harbor.
Soft Lines include the Pequonnock River, Inland Waterways, and Offshore Habitats. The map displays solid green lines to indicate Phase 1 green infrastructure interventions, both on land and offshore.
Economic Lines encompass neighborhood revitalization and economic development. The map displays solid orange lines locating key commercial corridors and thoroughfares. Areas outlined in blue indicate water-sensitive development.
Gradual, natural edges strengthen ecology and provide a margin-of-error for flood events.
Bulkheads along navigation channels and ports allow for industrial activity.
Depending on the adjacent development, edges may alternate between levee, bulkhead, hardscape promenade, natural gradient, or a combination of these strategies.