MNLA MNLA

Pier 42 Master Plan and Phased Implementation

Sectors

Parks and Open Spaces, Waterfront

Services

Landscape Architecture, Master Planning

Client

NYC EDC

Location

New York, NY

Status

In Progress

Site Area

8 acres

Pier 42 completes a critical missing link of public access along Lower Manhattan's East River shoreline. MNLA's 2014 phased master plan for the park envisions a spectacular transformation of this 8-acre, abandoned and decaying industrial warehouse pier. Features include a passive space that adds ecological value and habitat, as well as a playground, benches, a multipurpose space, and groves of plantings.

In 2019, NYC Parks announced plans to create public access and recreational amenities on the Pier 42 Deck. These include basketball and tennis courts, a soccer field, picnic tables, and benches for recreation during the construction of the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project.

Bulkhead repair and construction of a permanent upland park including an entry garden, walking paths, a playground, a comfort station, and additional passive recreation will be complete in 2023.

Pier 42 gives the Lower East Side community a place of pride and a unique identity.

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