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An exciting expansion of the Clinton Cove Park area is now underway. In November 2018, the Trust hired !melk to undertake the design of Pier 97 as the park’s northernmost public pier.

The pier itself was built some years ago using funding secured by Hudson River Park Friends through the NYC Department of Sanitation, but at the time, the Trust did not have sufficient funding to complete the pier’s landscaping. Now that funding is in hand, designing the pier and the adjacent upland area are the first steps in adding important new public open space to this area.

As part of the design process, !melk and the Trust met with the community in November and December 2018 to listen to individuals’ ideas about the design program — i.e., what kinds of uses and spaces are desired. !melk used this information to start developing the concept design for the area and met with the community again in November 2019 to present the very well-received design concept. Please click here to read more. A follow-up presentation to Community Board 4 occurred remotely in Spring 2020.