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Projects & Proposals > Citywide > The NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Printer Friendly Version

OVERVIEW | VISION 2020 | PLANNING PROCESS | BACKGROUND

Vision 2020

PDF Document Download Vision 2020 as one PDF (large file at low-resolution)
or as individual PDFs of each chapter below.

Vision 2020 is also available as a bound book for purchase at our bookstore.

 

 

Chapter 1 PDF Document Introduction
   
Chapter 2 PDF Document Achievements on the New York City Waterfront
The first comprehensive waterfront plan, released in 1992, proposed ways to reclaim the shoreline for public access and productive uses. This chapter provides an overview of the major projects and initiatives that have come to fruition since 1992.
   
Chapter 3 PDF Document Vision 2020 Citywide Strategies
The plan's strategies for improving the waterfront are organized into eight overarching goals. Click on each for a description of the goal, the challenges and issues related to the goal, and the City's strategies for achieving the goal.
 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach on the Atlantic Ocean, Staten Island PDF Document Goal 1: Expand public access.
   
Walkway at Northside Piers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. PDF Document Goal 2: Enliven the waterfront.
   
Crew of the Thomas J. Brown pulling in slack line from a barge PDF Document Goal 3: Support the working waterfront.
   
Oysters from the Bay Ridge Flats Restoration Project. PDF Document Goal 4: Improve water quality.
   
American Oystercatchers in Jamaica Bay PDF Document Goal 5: Restore the natural waterfront.
   
On the Hudson River near the George Washington Bridge. PDF Document Goal 6: Enhance the Blue Network.
   
Construction of the new Transmitter Park on the East River, Brooklyn. PDF Document Goal 7: Improve Government Oversight.
   
The seawall at Battery Park City, Manhattan. PDF Document Goal 8: Increase climate resilience.
 
Chapter 4 PDF Document Neighborhood Reach Strategies
Because New York's 520 miles of shoreline are incredibly diverse, each segment requires a local strategy, too. For the purposes of the plan, the city is divided into 22 segments, or reaches. Click on a reach below to download a PDF of site-specific strategies.
   
Appendix A PDF Document Neighborhood Strategies by Goal
   
Appendix B PDF Document Significant Maritime and Industrial Areas
   
Appendix C PDF Document Waterfront Redevelopment Sites
  PDF Document List of Abbreviations
  PDF Document Acknowledgements
   

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For more information about Vision 2020 please contact waterfrontplan@planning.nyc.gov

 


Photos:
  1. Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach on the Atlantic Ocean, Staten Island. Daniel Avila, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation.
  2. Walkway at Northside Piers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
  3. Crew of the Thomas J. Brown pulling in slack line from a barge. © Carolina Salguero/carolinasalguero.com
  4. Oysters from the Bay Ridge Flats Restoration Project.
  5. American Oystercatchers in Jamaica Bay. Don Riepe.
  6. On the Hudson River near the George Washington Bridge. Daniel Avila, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
  7. Construction of the new Transmitter Park on the East River, Brooklyn. NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
  8. The seawall at Battery Park City, Manhattan. NYC Economic Development Corporation.

 

This material was prepared for the New York State Department of State, with funds provided under Title 11 of the Environmental Protection Fund.




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