Gateway to Greenpoint 2019-04-26T18:06:39+00:00

Project Description

Gateway to Greenpoint

Project Lead: Newtown Creek Alliance
Project Partners: Evergreen: Your North Brooklyn Business Exchange, McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance, Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee, Offices of New York City Council Member Levin and New York State Assembly Member Lentol, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Project Location: Northwest corner of Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues
GCEF Grant: $30,428
Matching Contribution: $1,250
Project Status: Ongoing

In 2018, through a competitive process, the Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) was awarded $30,428 by GCEF to generate a community-driven conceptual site plan and associated materials relate to the potential future development of a 13,000 square feet city-owned parcel at the northwest corner of Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues as public green space. The parcel was previously owned by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and was given to the community during the renovation of the City’s Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

PROJECT UPDATES

March 2019: NCA hosted a community visioning workshop in November 2018 to kick off the project, which was attended by 35 community members. The project team, comprised of NCA, Evergreen: Your North Brooklyn Business Exchange, and Interval Projects (a design firm), also created an online survey to allow community members who could not attend the workshop to participate in the visioning process. The project team met with local elected representatives and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to review the ideas generated by the community visioning workshop. A second community visioning workshop was held in March 2019. The presentation and materials from both workshops can be viewed at http://www.newtowncreekalliance.org/gateway-to-greenpoint/. The project team is also conducting outreach to local businesses to engage them in the visioning process.

RELATED MEDIA

Gateway to Greenpoint (Go Green Brooklyn, December 6, 2018)