Are you an avid lover of the High Line? If you’ve been keeping up with our coverage of the project by James Corner Field Operations and DS+R, then you have been following the development of the High Line’s different sections – such as the early stages for a the design of the Gansevoort entrance and elevated street ampitheater of Stage One, and the picture frame and tree fly over of Stage Two. And, yet the amazing public space is still developing further. Friends of the High Line are presenting initial design concepts for the rail yards section of the High Line, which requires new zoning that would preserve the entire rail yards section, including the Spur, as public open space. At a community input meeting on Monday, March 12, the High Line design team will share their visions and answer questions about the soon-to-be newest part of the project.
More information about the meeting after the break.
The High Line Text Amendment, which will grant the project the ability to preserve the rails, will preserve the High Line at the Eastern Rail Yards as public open space and provide a framework for funding the High Line at the rail yards. The zoning text amendment would require the Related Companies to provide significant funding for both the development of the High Line at the Eastern Rail Yards, and the park’s annual maintenance. While the Chelsea Preservation and Planning Committee and the Clinton / Hells Kitchen Land Use Committee voted unanimously last week to recommend approval of the zoning text, the proposal will now go to the full community board for a vote in March.
Stop by the Community Input Meeting on Monday, March 12 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at 320 West 21st Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues to learn more about the design and the process. You just might see ArchDaily there!