Gateway to Industry City
The proposed site is near Industry City, a massive, old industrial complex that is now occupied by designers, artists and other creative professionals. The highway separates Industry City from the rest of the neighborhood. Proposing a design urban scheme that aims to transform this darkened space under the BQE into a “Gateway for Industry City”. My design aims to create an open space and active linear park that both improves the functionality for its existing users–commuters, cyclists, runners and pedestrians while maximizing its potential to foster new types of programs and uses for additional user groups–residents, nature and park lovers, art enthusiasts, environmentalists, entrepreneurs and families to name a few. Creating a linear experience of inviting spaces that foster community, enhance value, accommodate recreation, facilitate connectivity and improve social exchange. I envision a unique and sustainable urban space that supports mobility, community, recreation, cultural and public life, and inspires innovation in open space, planning, and redevelopment.