Transforming the East River Waterfront

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Property of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. All rights reserved. 

Working with local communities, civic associations, elected officials, and city and state agencies, the Economic Development Corporation and the Department of City Planning produced a concept study of the East River Waterfront from the Battery Maritime Building to Pier 42 at Montgomery Street. As seen in the example at left of a re-envisioned esplanade and underside of the FDR Drive, restoring east-west connections to the water- front is the primary goal of the study. 

Fulton Corridor Plan

Fulton Street Revitalization Study

As proposed by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Depart- ment of City Planning, the revitalization of Fulton Street stretches from the World Trade Center site to South Street. Within the Seaport District, Burling Slip and Titanic Park are funded for redesign and reconstruction. 

 Courtesy Lower Manhattan Development Corporation 

Courtesy Lower Manhattan Development Corporation 

General Growth Properties

 Stephenie Hollyman/www.blazingcontent.com 

Stephenie Hollyman/www.blazingcontent.com 

Planning and programming principles for the South Street Seaport revitalization

Mission: to meet business and public policy objectives by

  • Creating a major amenity for Lower Manhattan’s residential and office populations with a critical mass of retail, entertainment, and hotel
  • Establishing visual, programmatic, and transit link- ages to key waterfront destinations, such as Governors Island and Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Blending the design and activity nodes in a complementary manner to East River Park and the Historic District
  • Using public open spaces and extensions of the street system to create a public realm of permanent value