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Sheridan-Hunts Point Land Use and Transportation Study
Public Participation


Introduction | Context | Planning Process | Public Participation | Study Resources

Community Engagement in the Planning Process
The Sheridan Expressway has been at the central of several studies and debate at the state and local level for over a decade.  The Sheridan Expressway – Hunts Point Land Use and Transportation Study was an intensive two-year planning process aimed at aligning the land use and transportation needs and priorities of the City, local residents, the business community with those of the broader region.  The process was grounded in the understanding that interagency cooperation and the engagement of a  diverse group of stakeholders were crucial to comprehensive planning and consensus building.

A Community Working Group (CWG) was established to ensure that the diverse interests of the many neighborhoods in the large study area were represented in the process.  The City also held a series of public meetings to provide information and solicit feedback on ideas, priorities and concerns.  In addition to the public meetings, the City met frequently with representatives of Community Boards 2, 3, 6 and 9, hosted tours in the area, held open houses and hosted several other events including displays at The Point CDC and the Bronx River Arts Center. 

Exhibit at Bronx River Arts Center  - May 31 – June 22 2013

The NYC Department of City Planning was invited to present work on the SEHP study as part of the Bronx River Arts Center exhibition series, Process and Progress: Engaging in Community Change, that highlights the Bronx River Art Center’s development during a time of significant structural and cultural change in the borough.   The Department of City Planning presented a scale model of the Sheridan and its surrounding road network as well as collection of work illustrating the development of the study from ideas and research to final recommendations.

Bronx River Arts Center Exhibit

Bronx River Flotilla - May 11, 2013
Staff from the NYC Department of City Planning attended the 14th annual Bronx River Flotilla event, a celebration of active uses on the Bronx River.  While the main event was a canoe race, many Bronx groups, including DCP, set up booths.  DCP staff enjoyed this unique forum engaging with the community through an informal open house, interactive survey, and a “pick your scenario” gumball vote.

 

Bronx River Flotilla - May 11, 2013 - Image 1 Bronx River Flotilla - May 11, 2013 - Image 2
October 15, 2011 Planning Charrette
Participants at Planning Charrette, Oct 15, 2011 - Fannie Lou Hamer HS, Bronx, NY
Participants at Planning Charrette
Oct 15, 2011
Fannie Lou Hamer HS, Bronx, NY
Integral to the success of the Sheridan-Hunts Point planning process is the active participation of a wide range of stakeholders. In addition to public site tours, the Department of City Planning will lead public design charrettes to actively engage stakeholders in planning the complex Sheridan-Hunts Point area.

To view a full summary of the October 15, 2011 Planning Charrette click here.

Sheridan Expressway – Hunts Point Land Use and Transportation Study Area Tours - Summer 2011
Images from the Public Tours
View images from the public tours
In the summer of 2011, the Bronx office of the Department of City Planning led three public walking tours of the Sheridan Expressway-Hunts Point study area.   


For more information about the Sheridan Expressway Study please contact sheridan_hp@planning.nyc.gov.


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