Key Projects

The members of the Canarsie Community Development Inc. (CCDI) Board of Directors were members of the New York Rising Reconstruction Plan for Canarsie that proposed the following projects in the amount of $11.9 Million and plan to monitor them through completion.


The projects are:

Fresh Creek Protection Project       $7.7 Million

This project would fund a flood wall and adjoining bioswales to capture storm surge and rising waters at the most vulnerable areas along Fresh Creek.

Canarsie Pier Access Improvements $2.0 Million

This project would fund safety improvements to the Belt Parkway underpass and roundabout to improve and encourage pedestrian and cyclist access between the Canarsie Pier and the Canarsie Community,

Canarsie Youth Education Program $100,000

This project would fund the development of an environment education program for youth in Canarsie to learn about Jamaica Bay and adjacent waterways.

Canarsie Storm Water Study $650,000

The two-phase project would fund a study to examine the feasibility costs and benefits of various stormwater capture and retention projects in Canarsie.

Homeowner Audit $1.5 Million

This project would provide technical assistance and financial tools          to single and multi-family homeowners who want to retrofit their homes so that they can mitigate future flood risks and insurance costs.


  • Participatory Community Resilience Canarsie and Far Rockaway (under proposal)
Community Garden 9299

Annual Community Garden Plant Giveaway

  • 2018 – 2020 – CCDI sponsored a plant giveaway at the Community Garden 9299 Schenk Ave in Canarsie.