Project Phasing The Draft Master Plan offers a framework for development to guide the site's evolution over the next thirty years. To assure that the park's long-range construction does not become a waiting period, but is a time of dynamic change with access to the extraordinary "public space in-process", phasing is choreographed in three ten-year phases.
The Draft Master Plan focuses on executing a carefully-planned first phase of development that will initiate active use of the park, generate enthusiasm and commitment on the part of stakeholders, and propel later phases of development. Phase I would occur over the first ten years of the park's development, with projects and facilities opening throughout this period.
Please note that the following phasing reflects the vision outlined in the 2001 Draft Master Plan. The current schedule and details of each phase are changing based on the timelines of the environmental and land use reviews, technical analyses, and regulatory requirements.
Phase 1 Major outcomes of Phase 1 include:
Portions of the South Park and North Park and the Confluence open to the public
Completion of the Loop drive and links to the West Shore Expressway
First recreational facilities complete and in operation
Early programs and settings for non-profit and commercial initiative
Visible progress of ecological transformation underway
Establishment of new parkland identity
East and West Mounds closed and capped
Phase 2 With much of the park infrastructure in place, Phase 2 concentrates on enhancing program settings and ecology. Major outcomes of Phase 2 include:
East Park opens
Additional recreational facilities, public space and ecology improvements in North Park, South Park and the Confluence
Paths, trails and boatways extended
A range of non-profit and commercial ventures built and animating the park’s public spaces
Phase 3 Phase 3 expands the acreage open to the public and converts landfill infrastructure to support new uses. Major outcomes of Phase 3 include:
West Park natural areas and public landscapes significantly expanded; development of the Arthur Kill edge of the park
Development of the Arthur Kill edge of the park
The Point program areas built out and highly active