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.
The Produce Market in Hunts Point's Food Distribution Center is the largest market of its kind in the country. MNLA's design for a mile-long secure perimeter is fabricated from pre-cast pigmented concrete panels to create variation. The cost-effective solution uses five panel designs in three colors. Set between pile-supported columns, rapid construction allowed the market to operate without disruption.