D – Alexander Avenue Extension

PennDesign Bronx Biolab

This site is proposed to encompass Alexander Avenue to Willis Avenue and East 132nd Street to the Harlem River. This site would be an extension of the Lincoln Avenue Waterfront Park. The site is a vital part of the Mott Haven-Port Morris waterfront and is currently underutilized. This coastal site is also important because it is located in a Zone B flood zone of an SMIA (and was impacted by Hurricane Sandy with upwards of three feet of flooding), and this proposal can help mitigate the effects of climate change and potential flooding of industry and the waste transfer station on the waterfront in the future. Finally, this area was included in Vision 2020 NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, and it is included in the NYC Parks Department Harlem River Watershed and Natural Resources Management Plan for the Bronx.

PennDesign Bronx Biolab

PennDesign Bronx Biolab Studio Presentation