In 2011 and into early 2012, the City will be conducting an interdisciplinary planning process focused on creating a holistic vision for the Sheridan-Hunts Point area. The SEHP planning process involves the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, the Department of City Planning, Department of Transportation, New York City Economic Development Corporation, Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability. Through public meetings and design charrettes and a Community Working Group
, the study will engage the broader community and stakeholders.
DCP will use a full range of engagement tools, including land-use planning exercises, charrettes, and site visits, to help the community stakeholders gain a shared understanding of the existing conditions and challenges and consider how the community’s goals and needs could be met through multiple scenarios, including retention, redevelopment, or transformation of the Sheridan Expressway into a boulevard. The broader area beyond the Sheridan will be considered, and special attention will be given to improving access to Hunts Point. Participants will consider affordable housing, local retail services and supermarkets, jobs (existing jobs and job creation), open space/parks, the Bronx River Greenway, schools, industrial businesses, transit access, and pedestrian safety issues, and potential brownfields in the area. Participants will consider variations in uses, densities and designs. The group will identify areas of agreement and difference as the City works toward an overall vision for the Sheridan-Hunts Point area. Summary results of these events will be posted on this web site as the events occur.
A key element of the City’s study will be additional transportation information and land use analyses to complement the transportation analysis being conducted by the NYSDOT. The City’s analysis will include:
- Traffic network analysis, including all of the critical elements of the road network that affect access to Hunts Point and other destinations in the study area.
- Hunts Point truck study, to gather up-to-date information on access to industrial areas including Hunts Point, a critical economic driver for the Bronx and the region.
- Land use analysis of the surrounding area and the options identified during the community visioning process
- A comprehensive cost-benefit analysis of different options incorporating traditional and sustainable measures.
Areas of Study
The expanded transportation and land use analyses will complement the transportation analysis being conducted by the NYSDOT and help the city and state identify the best possible set of investments and improvements to the Bronx highway system and the complementary economic, zoning and housing plans.
The Sheridan Expressway-Hunts Point Land Use and Transportation Study
will be launched in Spring 2011 with the goal of completion by early 2013. The Community Working Group will be convened in spring, followed by a public design charrette period. Comparative analysis of the scenarios that emerge from the charrette period will be conducted over the summer of 2012; draft results are anticipated in early 2013.