Working closely with city agencies and two local community-based project partners, MNLA led a team to define the route and character of the South Bronx Greenway within the Hunts Point and Port Morris neighborhoods. A central premise of the project is balancing quality of life improvements for residents and workers alike and demonstrating that community and industry can coexist through careful planning and design. During the planning process, five priority projects were identified, each of which is now constructed.
Hunts Point Avenue was the first project to be implemented from MNLA’s master plan. The firm's design introduced a landscaped center median and bike lanes to reinforce the street's importance as the major retail and residential corridor. Extensive tree plantings in continuous soil trenches offer welcome shade and biomass to the neighborhood, which suffers from particularly high air pollution due to surrounding industrial uses.