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Environmental Assessment for RiverRenew Released for Public Review

Community Listening Sessions to discuss the Environmental Assessment were held June 24, 26 and 27.

AlexRenew, with cooperation from the National Park Service, has released the Environmental Assessment for RiverRenew. The Environmental Assessment evaluates potential impacts to the environment, community and cultural resources associated with RiverRenew. It is available for viewing at the National Park Service website. The public comment period for the Environmental Assessment was open from June 19 to July 19, 2019.

The National Park Service will evaluate substantive comments received while preparing the final Decision Document, anticipated for release in early 2020.

The Environmental Assessment establishes a preferred alternative for the tunnel system that includes:

  • Waterfront Tunnel: River-Church alignment
  • Outfall 001 Diversion Facility: Robinson Terminal North
  • Outfall 002 Diversion Facility: Royal Street North 
  • Hooffs Run Tunnel: Open-cut sewer interceptor replacement 

Above: Preferred alternative for the tunnel system.
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Community Listening Sessions

The Environmental Assessment, released on June 19, 2019, incorporates community feedback received during the initial Public Scoping Period, from September through October 2018. During this period, AlexRenew conducted extensive public outreach, including three Community Listening Sessions and a Public Scoping Meeting with the National Park Service to seek input from the community and government agencies on the proposed alternatives.

Following its release on June 19, the RiverRenew team shared findings of the Environmental Assessment with the public at three additional Community Listening Sessions, held on June 24, 26 and 27. Attendees were walked through a series of boards that offer detailed information about the preferred alternatives, construction impacts, program schedule and more.

For your reference, below are the discussion boards presented at the listening sessions.