Monday, January 25, 2010

Pratt Inst. Presentation and Workshops on Columbia Waterfront - 1/28 @ LICH

This semester, Pratt Institute's graduate Preservation & Planning studio will be focused on the Columbia Waterfront (CW) neighborhood of Brooklyn, from the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway to the New York Harbor waterfront, from Atlantic Avenue to Hamilton Avenue. Their goal is to assess the land uses, economic conditions, and quality-of-life issues in the neighborhood and make recommendations as to how to address physical deficiencies, preserve historic and contemporary places of value to the community, and enhance economic development. The students will conduct place-based research and community outreach, prepare an analysis of the strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats in the neighborhood, develop plan elements that address these conditions, and finally to prepare a final plan and present it the community.

A key component of the studio is consultation with community members, beginning with an open meeting on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm at LICH.* The agenda will include a brief presentation of historical information compiled last semester, followed by a forum where participants will be asked to share their concerns about and aspirations for the neighborhood.

*Meeting details:

Date: January 28, 2010

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: LICH building on Hicks Street, just off Atlantic Avenue. Enter the main revolving doors and you’ll come to a security desk. We’re reserved under Columbia Waterfront Neighborhood Assn. / Pratt Presentation. The security guard will direct you to conference room F/G -which is a short distance down the hall.

Please RSVP to: melissaum { at }

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