Dutch Kills Green is the transformation of a desolate commuter parking lot into an inviting green space featuring wetlands, native plantings, embedded historical elements, and artist-designed benches and pavings in a multi-modal crossroads of Long Island City, Queens. The tour will begin with a presentation of the history of the Dutch Kills Green project and its contribution to the overall Queens Plaza improvement project; transportation considerations and opportunities that informed the design; and the design team will describe the history and development of the design approach. The planning and design team will then lead the tour participants in a site tour of the Green and the new multi-modal pathways that connect the Green with the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. The tour will wrap up with a happy hour at a local watering hole! This WalkShop is jointly sponsored by NACTO, APA NY Metro Transportation Committee, and NY Metro ASLA, and supported by the Long Island City Partnership.
Penny Lee, New York City Department of City Planning
Gregory Del Rio, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Leni Schwendinger, Light Projects
Linda Pollak, Marpillero Pollak Architects
Judith Heintz, WRT Design