Danny Fuchs, Director
Daniel H. Fuchs helps clients succeed by balancing urban economics, public policy, and design considerations. His work focuses on public park development and stewardship strategies, public-private real estate transactions, waterfront revitalization and large-scale master plans, and multidisciplinary project management.
Danny has supported strategic planning and project implementation efforts for clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors since joining HR&A in 2007. His detailed financial analyses, knowledge of best practices in projects around the world, and clear communications skills ensure clients are equipped with objective analyses that help them solve complex problems of urban development.
In New York City, Danny has supported redevelopment efforts of both Pier 40 and Pier 57 in the Hudson River Park, developing financially viable real estate programs and public-private partnership structures that won widespread community support. For the Friends of the High Line, he projected the economic and fiscal benefits that the project has brought to New York City. He also supported the fast-tracking of the Moynihan Station development project for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, after serving as project manager for the authorities real estate strategy related to the $9B Access to the Region’s Core project.
In Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Danny has supported several important public realm and economic development initiatives. He served as the firm’s project manager for the revitalization of Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis as a new signature park, developing a strategic business plan and stewardship framework for the park on behalf of the City and the Minnesota Orchestral Association. He is also contributing to the implementation of the Union Depot multimodal transit hub project for the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, ensuring the project becomes an active place to engender economic growth and transit ridership while offsetting station operating costs. Other projects have included the Great River Passage master plan spanning 17 miles and 3,500 acres of the Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Riverfront Development Initiative, and the redevelopment of Nicollet Mall.
Danny has also supported the Olympic Park Legacy Company in London to reevaluate plans for the legacy of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and to develop a comprehensive Strategic Park Plan. In addition to drafting the plan, Danny’s work included analyses and recommendations for park programming, funding, and stewardship.
Danny holds a B.A. from Yale University with distinction in architecture and urban studies.