Bronx Meet Your Waterfront Plan (Part 3 of 3)

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MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning project with community partners like the Harlem River Working Group, Bronx Borough planning office, and the NYC Waterfront planning office to improve access to the Harlem River.

Presented to the public at 851 Grand Concourse, Room 915 in the Bronx, NY on May 18, 2011.

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Bronx Meet Your Waterfront Plan (Part 3 of 3)

  1. 1. Rethinking the Relationship between People and Their River BRONX,MEETY URP5! PIER 5 WATER PARK O WA RFRONTPLAN TE
  2. 2. 6> =%$ 6@> %4 677 <:C Largest available soft space along the waterfront adjacent to 25 3=6 LM57= $6 existing amenity (Mill J@: =@5> % 26 @>96 #> : =A =< /7< OL<> 7% >AO =% =7D %!: 6E6 C Pond Park) and the 149th 0<#8 =:6>8 ?< % 3G 76D !75 ?76 St bridge % I< 3G LL6 475 6=F 6A< N:< >H% 7< % ? C@? 6=<9 > 6D% 45 ">:< 678 96 !"# =%$ < !6 :; $%& !5 =<>=@ 7;@> >8 5> ? % $# 3/ 0# )$, /( /") ,* * + % (5 5;% #A 5F Natural patch with flexible 5B" =%CG C:6 5= >8 soft space for mid-scale cultural programming )F =:<= $6 %$ @: !5 <=<> >8 =@5> BRONX,MEETY UR % P5! PIER 5 WATER PARK TE 0< O WA RFRONTPLAN #8 =:6>8 ? %
  3. 3. P5! Mill Pond ParkExistingAssets Pier 5 Bronx Recycling Center Harlem River Park Bronx Gateway toMill Pond Park Pier 5 Recycling Center 149th St Bridge the Waterfront
  4. 4. P5! Mill Pond Park Pier 5 1! Pier 5 Largest existing parcel along the waterfront available for immediate development; Owned by Parks Department; Some Bronx remediation needed; Adjacent to Major Recycling Deegan Center Harlem River Park Bronx Gateway toMill Pond Park Pier 5 Recycling Center 149th St Bridge the Waterfront
  5. 5. P5! Mill Pond Park Pier 5 Bronx Recycling 2 Bronx Recycling Center Center Privately held waterfront business; Recycles clean fill, dirt, rock and concrete Harlem River Park Bronx Gateway toMill Pond Park Pier 5 Recycling Center 149th St Bridge the Waterfront
  6. 6. P5! Mill Pond Park Pier 5 3 149th St Bridge Bronx Next to the High Bridge Recycling the best perhaps Center pedestrian crossing to Manhattan with relatively light traffic; Perfect temporary events Harlem River Park Bronx Gateway toMill Pond Park Pier 5 Recycling Center 149th St Bridge the Waterfront
  7. 7. 6> =%$ 6@> %4 677 <:C 25 3=6 LM57= $6 J@: =@5> % 26 @>96 #> : =A =< =7D /7< OL<> 7% %!: >AO =% 6E6 0< C#8 =:6>8 !75 ?< % 3G ?76 76D % I< 3G LL6 475 6=F 6A< N:< >H% 7< % ? C@? 6=<9 > 6D% 45 ">:< 678 96 !"# =%$ < !6 :; $%& !5 =<>=@ 7;@> >8 5> ? % $# 3/ 0# )$, /( /") ,* * + % (5 5;% #A 5F 5B" =%CG C:6 5= >8 )F =:<= $6 %$ @: !5 <=<> P5! >8 =@5> % 0< #8 =:6>8 ? %
  8. 8. Experiencing Pier 5 Tennis The park experience Mostly becomes less formal as Programmed visitors move south BBQ Always Programmable FOR SPECIAL EVENTS 3000 person capacity Sometimes ProgrammableP5! FOR MEETING NATURE
  9. 9. The EdgeP5!
  10. 10. 3G6A< 25LM57=% 3=6=@5> 3G76D%I<6=F7< (55;%5F=%CG5= J@:: )F=:<=%$<=<> 475>H%?6=<96D% !5>8% C@?> !"#$%& 0<=0<=:6>8% #8?#8?< 4567896:; $6@: #A5B"C:6>8New waterfront edge with gabion wetland P5!
  11. 11. The Soil Use low cost biologicalremediation methods to clean P5! brownfields
  12. 12. P5! Highway Drainage
  13. 13. Integrate cleanup into the park design P5!
  14. 14. Rainwater super barrels on Pier 5P5!
  15. 15. A new Pier 5 Water Park includes a sprayP5! park, event space and other amenities
  16. 16. Summer Spray Park on Pier 5 Summer Spray Park on Pier 5P5!
  17. 17. Outdoor Concerts on Pier 5P5!
  18. 18. Summer Movies on Pier 5 P5!
  19. 19. 3G76D%I<6=F7< (55;%5F=%CG5=475>H%?6=<96D% A demonstration “Eco-Island” converts C@?> !"#$%& unused infrastructure into green space 4567896:; $6@: #A5B"C:6>8P5!
  20. 20. Rhizofiltration Oyster FiltrationP5!
  21. 21. P5!Food Truck Pop-Up Events on 149th St Bridge
  22. 22. Street Design and Activation, 149th St and Exterior StP5!
  23. 23. 26=AOL<>=% /7<>AO ">:<=%$<=<>=@5> !5>8% $#3/)$,/")*% 0#/(,*+ (55;%5F=%CG5= )F=:<=%$<=<>=@5> !5>8% 0<=:6>8% #8?< $6@: Convert recycling center into a water recycling B"C:6>8 center with public access P5!
  24. 24. P5!
  25. 25. Pocket wetland for medium-scalePocket wetland on current Bronx recycling center site stormwater management P5!
  26. 26. Ecological Lessons on Pocket Wetland P5!
  27. 27. Winter Ice Skating on Pocket Wetland P5!
  28. 28. Direct access to the water adjacent to cultural corridorTreatm along the South Bronx ent an d prime access to the water and arts BRONX,MEETY UR LA! LINCOLN AVENUE O WA RFRONTPLAN TE
  29. 29. LA!
  30. 30. LA!BARRIERS TO ACCESS  
  31. 31. LA!UNDERUTILIZED WATER EDGE  
  32. 32. LA!ISSUES OF WATER QUALITY AND DRAINAGE  
  33. 33. THE THIRD AVENUE LA!WATERSHED
  34. 34. LA!UNUTILIZED WATER EDGE  VIBRANT ART COMMUNITY  
  35. 35. LA!HISTORIC CHARACTER  
  36. 36. LA!CHILDREN  
  37. 37. 2   PROPOSALS 1.  Lincoln  Avenue   Waterfront   2.  Rain  Garden  at   138th&  3rd   3.  3rd  Avenue   Bridge  &   Bruckner   3   Boulevard   RECREATIONAL     CULTURAL     1   ENVIRONMENTAL  LA!
  38. 38. LA! 1. LINCOLN AVENUE WATERFRONT RECREATIONAL • waterfront access •  boat access •  playground •  water feature CULTURAL • Public art ENVIRONMENTAL • Stormwater management
  39. 39. LA!
  40. 40. 1. LINCOLN AVENUE WATERFRONT LA!
  41. 41. LA!
  42. 42. 1. LINCOLN AVENUE WATERFRONT LA!
  43. 43. LA!2. LINCOLN AVE3RD AVENUE& E 138THRECREATIONAL• public space•  green space•  water featureCULTURAL• Public artENVIRONMENTAL• Stormwater management• Rainwater collection from roof
  44. 44. THE RAIN GARDEN PLAZAAT LINCOLN AVE & E 138THLA!
  45. 45. THE RAIN GARDENPLAZAAT LINCOLN AVE, 3RD& E 138THLA!
  46. 46. THE RAIN GARDEN PLAZAAT LINCOLN AVE & E 138THLA!
  47. 47. THE RAIN GARDENPLAZAAT LINCOLN AVE & E 138THLA!
  48. 48. 3RD AVENUE LA! BRDIGE GALLERY RECREATIONAL he   o fa-­‐  T urgeon   Dr.  S ture  S •  Facilitates pedestrian Furn i connections to the 3rd sign   &  De Avenue Bridge king   ntma Mou iger   dio   Ge a  Stu CULTURAL Larre • Space for collaboration nos   n  Pia and display of local art hove r  Bar   Beet ckne   ters   Bru lery tral  Mas ing   &  Ga l Spec tal  Imag Digi   NEW Clock r   e OUTDOOR  Tow GALLERY CONNECTED  TO  AREA  ART  INSTITUTIONS  Looking  South   3rd  Ave   Bridge  Lincoln  Ave  
  49. 49. LA!3RD AVENUE BRIDGE GALLERY
  50. 50. 3RD AVENUE BRIDGE GALLERY LA!
  51. 51. BRUCKNER BOULEVARD CONNECTION LA! RENDERING  
  52. 52. BRUCKNER HUNTS POINT SOUTH BRONXBOULEVARD GREENWAYCONNECTION LA!
  53. 53. COMMUNITY PARTNERS LA! Government Partners Community Partners Business Partners •  NYC Dept. of Transportation •  NYC Dept. of Public Works •  NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) •  South Bronx Overall Economic •  Harlem River Yard (Waste Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York Financing •  Development Corporation Transfer Station) City Bronx Council on the Arts New York Post Partners •  NYC Center for Economic •  •  •  Mott Haven Herald •  FedEx Opportunity •  US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development •  EPA Urban Waters Federal •  Bronx Council on Environmental Partnership QualityEnvironmental •  Greener, Greater Communities •  Friends of Brook Park •  New York City Water Works NYC Environmental Protection Sustainable South Bronx Partners •  •  •  New York State Energy Research •  Bronx River Alliance and Development Authority •  Wildlife Conservation Society •  NYC Dept. of Education & Area Ghetto Film School Hostos Community College Education & Public Schools •  •  Harlem River Rangers •  •  St. Jerome School NYC Dept. of Youth and Community Workforce •  •  Highbridge Community Life •  Bronx Charter School for Development Center Children Development •  NYC Economic Development •  Rocking the Boat •  St. Pius V School Corporation Partners •  Workforce1 •  The Bronx Defenders •  St. Luke School •  Bronx Culture Trolley •  LDR Studio Gallery Programming •  Harlem River Working Group •  NYC Dept of Parks •  Bruckner Bar & Gallery Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Partners •  Community College •  Pregones Theater •  Partners Currently Active on Site   •  Potential Partners  
  54. 54. HARLEM RIVER LIGHT FESTIVAL BRONX,MEETY UR O WA RFRONTPLAN TE
  55. 55. HARLEM RIVER LIGHT FESTIVAL BRONX,MEETY UR O WA RFRONTPLAN TE
  56. 56. Thank you!With gratitude to. . . Harlem River Working Group Bronx Planning Department BRONX,MEETYOUR NYC Waterfront Planning Department WATERFRONTPLAN MIT Department of Urban Planning and Studies

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