Urban Design

Queensboro Bridge Area: 197-a Plan

New York, New York

Community Board 8 of Manhattan hired BFJ to prepare design proposals for the waterfront area adjacent to the Queensboro Bridge.

 The basic goals of this 197-a Plan were to address the need for more open space, including dedicated park space, passive recreational facilities, and improved waterfront access, with overall streetscape improvements. The plan created a network of public open spaces arranged around the Bridge, with connections to the waterfront. Sidewalk improvements, including street trees were designed to enhance the area and help “green” the streetscape. The Plan was adopted by the City Planning Commission and the City Council in 2006.

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Queensboro Bridge under construction in 1908