Friday, October 1, 2010

The NYC Dept. of City Planning releases draft recommendations for the waterfront

The NYC Dept. of City Planning is currently in the process of creating a comprehensive waterfront plan, called "Vision 2020," that will serve to update the most recent waterfront plan, created in 1992, and bring it forward into the 21st Century with recommendations for programming and land use along all 500 miles of the NYC shoreline.

Earlier this month, the first set of draft recommendations were released, which include some specifics for our area:

Piers 7-12 (Atlantic Avenue to Pioneer, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal)
• Support continuation of industrial uses
• Support appropriate alignment of Brooklyn Greenway
plan through this area
• Explore preservation of historic properties and
creation of waterfront interpretive center focused on
history of working waterfront
• Support use of green port technology, such as cold
• Minimize traffic conflicts between trucks and
• Pursue development as a “hub” for maritime support
services in Atlantic Basin
• Support opportunities for active public use of cruise
terminal on days when ship is not in port
• Study opportunities for active water-related
public uses, such as recreation and educational

280 Richards St. (End of Richards St., near Ikea)

• Support appropriate development with uses compatible with adjacent water-dependent industry and explore opportunities for incorporating public access

There are additional recommendations for the Gowanus and other nearby waterfronts. Check out the full document here and then head to the following event to make your opinions about all of this heard:

Public Meeting on Draft Recommendations
Tuesday, October 12th, 6 p.m.
Rosenthal Pavilion, NYU Kimmel Center for University Life
60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor, New York, NY

A,B,C,D,E,F,V at West 4th St.
R,W at 8th St-NYU
6 at Astor Pl.

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