Partnering with elected officials, sister agencies, and Brooklyn Community Board 5, HPD hosted two community visioning workshops on June 18 and June 23, 2016, to gather creative ideas and input to inform future development on the site. 

The Dinsmore-Chestnut Community Visioning Report compiled by the HPD Office of Neighborhood Strategies, summarizes the results of the two workshops and additional feedback received from community members. The findings in the report informed the Dinsmore-Chestnut RFP, designated on October 27, 2017.

Development of the Dinsmore-Chestnut public site is part of the East New York Neighborhood Plan