With a presence in the New York City harbor consisting of five separate sites from the southern tip of Manhattan to the beaches of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, the U.S. Coast Guard recognized a need for a simultaneously developed master plan for all five facilities enabling them to holistically approach operational and logistical challenges. Partnering with Clark Nexsen to develop this regional master plan, the U.S. Coast Guard’s goal is to establish a plan to fulfill its mission in one of the world’s busiest ports.

The regional master plan strategically addresses a variety of factors including space allocation and use, site and environmental issues, security and the relationships between existing and proposed facilities, and mission requirements. Additionally, the Clark Nexsen team provided a physical condition assessment of many of the Coast Guard’s buildings at historic Fort Wadsworth, USCG Station New York at Rosebank, and the Battery Building in Manhattan. The master planning process included GIS mapping, on-site analysis, interviews, planning charrettes, and detailed analysis of the projected personnel and associated facilities requirements.

Developed shortly before Hurricane Sandy devastated much of the New York and New Jersey shoreline, this master plan helped the U.S. Coast Guard prepare and respond more efficiently to the needs of area citizens before, during, and after the hurricane.