We finally convinced the city to give us a damn park. Now, it’s time to make sure they don’t screw it up:
The first seminar, “Envisioning Bushwick Inlet Park: A 21st Century Park for Greenpoint and Williamsburg” takes place at Bushwick Inlet Park (86 Kent Avenue) Wednesday, January 24th @ 7pm.
Donna Walcavage, the landscape an urban design architect who worked on the 2005 Master Plan, Christine Holowacz, Former Chair of Greenpoint/Williamsburg Alliance of Parks and Planning (GWAPP) and co-chair of the Parks and Open Space Subcommittee of CB1’s Rezoning Committee, and Laura Hoffman, co-chair of the Parks and Open Space Subcommittee of CB1’s Rezoning Committee, will lead the seminar.
Steve Chesler, of Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park explains that hopefully the seminars will give community members a place to share their ideas for the park, and help give the community a “design vocabulary” for envisioning the park…
Goal 1: Create a publicly accessible waterfront
Goal 2: Create a balance between active and passive recreation opportunities to serve the diverse recreation needs of the community
Goal 3: Identify appropriate opportunities for direct interaction with the river, such as boating
Goal 4: Promote a healthy east river environment through sustainable design practices, habitat enhancement, and public education
Goal 5: Develop design guidelines to unify the waterfront as a whole, while encouraging the creation of unique, memorable spaces on an individual basis
Goal 6: Reflect the rich character, heritage and culture of the community in both publicly and privately developed open spaces.