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.
Lafayette Avenue is a critical linchpin in the South Bronx Greenway, providing direct connections for pedestrian and cyclists to mass transit, employment centers, and recreation facilities. MNLA's design widens sidewalks to capture stormwater runoff and to make space for significant tree planting that contributes much-needed biomass to this heavily industrial community.