The Kosciuszko Bridge Design Project
|Project Lead:||North Brooklyn Parks Alliance (formerly Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn)|
|Project Partners:||Billion Oysters Project; Brooklyn Greenway Initiative; City Parks Foundation; Greenpoint Waterfront Association for Parks and Planning; LaGuardia Community College; McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance; North Brooklyn Neighbors (formerly Neighbors Allied for Good Growth); Newtown Creek Alliance; New York City Audubon Society/Kingsland Wildflowers; New York City Soil and Water Conservation District; New York State Department of Transportation; North Brooklyn Boat Club (formerly North Brooklyn Community Boathouse); Waterfront Alliance|
|Project Location:||Under the new Kosciuszko Bridge as it arches over Newtown Creek; On the Brooklyn side along Cherry Street bounded by Scott and Stewart Avenues to the west and east respectively|
|2019 Budget Addition:||$63,275|
In 2018, through a competitive process, North Brooklyn Parks Alliance was awarded $100,000 in GCEF funding to further develop a four-phase project to eventually convert four acres of formerly industrial area under the Kosciuszko Bridge into a multiple use public parkland and new green space for the Greenpoint community. Before GCEF funding was received, phase one was conducted and consisted of a community design visioning process to develop community-based ideas. GCEF funds will be used to complete phase two of the project, which involves design and sustainability planning for the project. This work will inform the last two phases of the project, which will include conducting a capital campaign, creating construction documents, developing bids, securing permits, and finally constructing the park.
February 2019: As of January 2019, design and financial professionals have been hired and work is underway to develop design and sustainability plans for the project. North Brooklyn Parks Alliance will be hosting two community sessions, in March and May of 2019, to present potential plans and get feedback from Greenpoint residents. If the project proves to be feasible, the plans developed in this phase will be used to support the final phases of the project.
A Tale Of Two Potential Parks (Williamsburg Patch, October 11, 2018)