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  • Treasure Island Development Authority

    Treasure Island Development Program

    Item 9: Tour of New York Parks

    February 5, 2019

  • Treasure Island Development Authority

    Operation of Treasure Island Parks & Open Spaces

    • Parks to remain under TIDA Jurisdiction

    • Not under management of San Francisco

    Recreation & Parks Department

    • Open Space Plan anticipated that TIDA might work with a

    conservancy and contract out operations

    • TI/YBI Community Facilities District

    funds park maintenance/operations

    in perpetuity

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    Treasure Island Parks and Opens Space Network

  • Treasure Island Development Authority

    Treasure Island Parks and Opens Space Network

    Wide range of program areas each with their own unique management considerations

  • Treasure Island Development Authority

    Itinerary

    • On November 29th and 30th a contingent of TIDA and TICD

    representatives toured several parks in Manhattan and

    Brooklyn

    • Board President Fei Tsen and Director Linda Richardson

    • Robert Beck, Mirian Saez and Kate Austin, TIDA Staff

    • Chris Meany, Treasure Island Community Development

    • Will Fleissig and Martin Wiggins, TICD Staff

    • Chris Guillard, CMG Landscape Architecture

    • Jill Manton, San Francisco Arts Commission

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    Areas of Interest

    • Best practices for the development, governance and

    conservancy of open space and parklands

    • Design innovations

    • Operational structures and programs

    • Art programs

    • Financial/institutional models including affiliated

    endowments

    • Governance and operational rule making

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    Parks Visited

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    Overview of Parks and Public Open Spaces

    • Conversation with Charles McKinney & Robert Balder

    • Charles McKinney

    • Chair, City as Living Laboratory

    • Former Chief of Design for New York City Parks

    • Robert Balder

    • Director of Cornell AAP

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    Brooklyn Bridge Park

    • Site • The majority of the site was formerly a bulk cargo shipping and

    storage complex built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in the 1950s

    • MOU mandates that maintenance and operations of the park be economically self-sufficient, financed through revenues from commercial and residential development within the site

    • Timeline – MOU signed 2002, Master Plan released 2005 Construction began 2008. As of July 2018 park is 90% complete.

    • Acreage – 85 acres, 1.3 miles long

    • www.brooklynbridgepark.org

    • Guides – Michael Van Valkenburgh & Paul Seck of MVVA

    http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/

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    Brooklyn Bridge Park

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    Domino Park

    • Site

    • Landmarked former Domino Sugar Refinery. Park design

    incorporates salvaged factory equipment.

    • Opened up waterfront that had been inaccessible for decades

    • Timeline – Domino Sugar Factory closed 2004. Land

    purchased 2012. Park opened 2018.

    • Acreage – 6 acres, .25 miles long

    • www.dominopark.org

    • Guide – Lisa Switkin, James Corner Field Operations

    http://www.dominopark.org/

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    Domino Park

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    Brooklyn Navy Yard

    • Site • Active shipyard for the US Navy early 1810s-1960s • BNYDC’s mission is to fuel New York City’s economic vitality by

    creating and preserving quality jobs, growing the City’s modern industrial sector and its businesses, and connecting the local community with the economic opportunity and resources of the Yard

    • Timeline – 1969 NYC reopens the Yard as an industrial park. In 2011 Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) began large-scale program to redevelop the Yard. By 2015 over 330 businesses were located in the Yard. BNYDC released updated Master Plan January 2018.

    • Acreage – 300 acres

    • www.brooklynnavyyard.org

    • Guide – Tiffany Townsend, VP of External Affairs

    http://www.brooklynnavyyard.org/

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    Brooklyn Navy Yard

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    Hudson River Park

    • Site • Hudson River Park emerged from failed ’70s-’80s proposal to replace

    the dilapidated West Side Highway with an interstate highway.

    • Relies solely on private funds to maintain the park and produce programming and public events.

    • Timeline – MOU signed 1992. Construction began 1998. First segment in Greenwich Village opened in 2013. In 2015 park was 70% complete.

    • Acreage – 550 acres, 4.5 miles long

    • www.hudsonriverpark.org

    • Guide – Peter Kelly, Chief of Horticulture

    http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/

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    Hudson River Park

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    Governor’s Island

    • Site • More than half of island is filled land

    • Accessible only via ferry

    • Vision Statement: New York City’s most sustainable campus for learning, research, art & culture with extraordinary open space

    • Harbor School, public high school, located on Island, opened 2010

    • 2018 “glamping” retreat opened on Island

    • Timeline – In 2010 NYC entered into an agreement to take full control of the islands development from the state of New York through Trust for Governors Island. First phase of construction began 2012.

    • Acreage – 172 acres; 87 acres open space

    • www.govisland.com

    • Guide – Michael Samulian, President & CEO

    http://www.govisland.com/

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    Governors Island

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    High Line

    • Site • Former New York Central Railroad spur on the west side of Manhattan

    • Grassroots preservation & reuse proposal

    • 90% of operating budget is privately funded

    • Timeline – Railway was entirely abandoned in 1980. Repurposing as an urban park began in 2006, and the first phase opened 2009. Second phase opened 2011 and third/final phase in 2014

    • Acreage – 6 acres, 1.45 miles long, 23 city block-long elevated railway

    • www.thehighline.org

    • Guide – Margaret Jankowsky, Director of Marketing & Business Development

    http://www.thehighline.org/

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    High Line

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  • Treasure Island Development Authority

    Hudson Yards

    • Site

    • Largest private real estate development in the US by square

    footage of new construction

    • Majority of site will be on a platform over the West Side Yard –

    storage for the Long Island Rail Road

    • Timeline – Construction began 2012, and 10 Hudson Yards

    opened 2016. Estimated completion 2024.

    • Acreage – 28 acres, 14 acres open space

    www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com

    • Guide – Jay Kriegel, Related Companies

    http://www.hudsonyardsnewyork.com/

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    Hudson Yards

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    The Shed at Hudson Yards

    • Site • Philanthropically endowed/sustained

    • Performance/gallery/creative lab space

    • Made to commission, produce, and present the full spectrum of performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture.

    • A telescoping outer shell can deploy from above the base building over adjoining plaza to double the building’s footprint for large-scale performances, installations, and events.

    • Timeline – Construction began 2015. Scheduled to open 2019.

    • Acreage – 17,000 square feet. Six story building.

    • www.theshed.org

    • Guide – Laurie Beckelman, Deputy Director

    http://www.theshed.org/

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    The Shed at Hudson Yards

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    Synopsis

    • Open spaces operated or managed in partnership with

    conservancy organizations

    • Not operated/maintained through New York City Parks

    • Central Park Conservancy initiated this model

    • Should TIDA develop a conservancy relationship?

    • What would the role of the conservancy be?

    • Philanthropy

    • Towards what ends?

    • How to stimulate?

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    Synopsis

    • Plan for activation

    • Spaces

    • Services

    • Facilities