For years, the Greenpoint and Williamsburg communities
have sought public access to the East River waterfront,
an objective that can finally be realized with.the
potential for waterfront redevelopment. The waterfront
access component of the Greenpoint-Williamsburg
rezoning is guided by the following principles:
a vision for the entire East River waterfront.
Formulate recommendations that treat the waterfront
as a single, seamless whole.
a continuous waterfront walkway. Though
walkway segments will be built in increments,
establish a route for a continuous path along
opportunities for public access and connections
to the neighborhood. Establish public
access areas that respond to local geography
and needs, with clear linkages between the waterfront
and upland areas.
the proposed Olympic site into the waterfront
open space network. Coordinate open space
planning with the NYC2012 Olympic bid’s
proposal for athletic facilities and an open
space legacy on the Williamsburg waterfront.
a larger graphic.