Using some of the ideas heard at the workshop, we created a survey to get additional feedback from you about the Waterfront Access Plan for the Expansion Area. The deadline for submitting your answers will be December 2nd.
Before taking the survey, be sure to take a look at the following PDF to learn a little more about the SHRWD Expansion Area, some of the key terms discussed in the survey and to have additional information about the workshop held in May - Planning Waterfront Access.
On Thursday, May 19th DCP hosted a workshop to engage local residents and other stakeholders, in shaping the waterfront access and special district regulations for the expansion area between Park Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. The event took place at the Savoy Room in Hostos Community College. Based on residents’ insight and previous planning initiatives from other partners, participants had the opportunity to create a vision for promoting and improving access to the Harlem River waterfront.
In an open house setting, participants learned about waterfront zoning regulations and requirements, the existing Special Harlem River Waterfront District, and characteristics of the proposed expansion area. DCP made a brief presentation to share more detail on the zoning regulations and to answer questions. Participants then divided into smaller groups to work together to shape their preferred vision for access to the Harlem River waterfront in the proposed expansion area. Each group developed a vision for the area, taking into consideration the challenges of the area and looking at ways to improve access. Based on the waterfront zoning regulations, each group built off the required shore public walkway and mapped out upland pedestrian connections, important view corridors, and preferred locations for active uses and larger open spaces. The groups also considered whether the waterfront should be active and lively or passive and tranquil, and how both qualities might be accommodated. In addition to the maps produced by each group, DCP urban designers worked closely with each group to capture their vision for the waterfront. Each group did a report-out at the end and shared their ideas with the rest of the participants.
The ideas from the workshop will be summarized and shared on this page, and opportunity for further input will be coming soon.
For further information, call the Bronx office at (718) 220-8500.