SITE ANALYSIS

Inaccessibility to the waterfront due to the topography & the train / New developments are all built in the flood zone near the waterfront

PEDESTRIANIZATION

IMPROVING WALKABILITY IN STATEN ISLAND NORTH SHORE

Summer 2017

URBAN DESIGN STUDIO I

The 5 Borough

Staten Island, NY

with Jesse Hirakawa, Ruilan Jia, Yeonkyu Park

Division of Work  - Schematic Design, Master Plan Design, Landscape Design, Performance Space Design, Rendering

STATEMENT

 

On the north shore of Staten Island, there will be an increase in its residents and visitors because of the rezoning along Bay St. and the addition of new development at St. George Terminal. With this influx of people, Staten Island’s historic Main Street, Bay Street is not a friendly pedestrian experience, also the access to the waterfront is lacking connection. 

 

We are proposing a safer and pedestrian friendly experience along Bay Street and creating a more fluid experience along the waterfront. To enhance the connection between bay st and the waterfront, we will be closing some of the connecting streets. We will activate these series of streetscapes and open spaces for functions as a place for arts, a place for athletic activities, and a place for the community.

PEDESTRIANIZED NEIGHBORHOOD

STREETSCAPE TYPOLOGY

STAPLETON STATION PARK STRATERGY
Block the street / Active Pavement / Street Furniture / Bike Racks / Stormwater Management / Landscape

STAPLETON STATION PARK STRATERGY

GRAND STREET PARK INLAND
Sunken Park / Sport Courts / Stormwater Management / Terrace Public Space

GRAND STREET PARK WATERFRONT 
Elevated View Deck / Continuous Bike Lanes / Waterfront

TOMPKINSVILLE STATION PARK 
Elevated Bike Lane / Stormwater Management / Rooftop Space / Shaded Public Space

BAY ST. 
Extended Pedestrian Lanes / Shaded Bus Stops / Bus Lanes / Commercial along the Street / Dedicated Bike Lanes / Urban Furnitures  /