Lower Manhattan Community Hosts Awareness Event to Halt Sanitation Plan and Expand Hudson Rise Park
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“The Hudson Rise alternative plan addresses both the needs of an expanding residential community and the city’s desire to relocate sanitation facilities to the north,” said
“Hudson Rise Picnic” is a grass roots event supported by the local community, many iconic New Yorkers and residents and businesses owners who are passionate about the lower
About Hudson Rise
Hudson Rise is an American Institute of Architecture (AIA) awarding community-based plan. It features three uniquely programmed plateaus accessed by a series of ADA accessible green pathways which shelter a new Department of Sanitation garage.
Created by Z+H Architects and Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects, Hudson Rise will provide an urban-scaled promenade and green space for the community with a new 102,000 square foot landscaped terrain, a two district sanitation garage and UPS truck parking facility with a critical connection and linkage between the infilling Hudson Square street grid and recreational facilities currently being developed within the context of the Hudson River Park and Pier 40. The former terminus of the Highline, Hudson Rise at new St. Johns Park will accommodate the majority of Department of Sanitation facilities now on
Like the Highline, the design would augment a green matrix on the eastern side of the Westside Highway, creating a 2.5-acre rooftop park on top of the sanitation garages. The proposal also envisions a safe above-grade crossing to Pier 40 at Houston Street, an active 16-acre recreational area of the Hudson River Park, to prevent any further injuries and deaths of park users there. The plan is estimated to cost $200MM less than the current city’s Plan, which is strongly opposed by residents in Hudson Square, Tribeca and SoHo and the community because of the unfair relocation of all of the facilities, servicing Lower Manhattan to 59th Street, east to Lexington Avenue, to be consolidated at Spring and Canal Streets, a neighborhood that already has the worst traffic congestion, 2nd worst air quality, and among the highest asthma rates in the city.
Contact: Phil Mouquinho 917.439.2383 Carole DeSaram 845.876.7472 Michael Kramer 917.622.5154 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Hudson Rise