on Apr 22, 2013
City Council Approves Pier 57 Redevelopment Plans
On April 9th 2013, the New York City Council unanimously approved YoungWoo & Associates’ plans to redevelop Pier 57, the historic 375,000 square foot former passenger ship terminal which projects into the Hudson at 15th Street and the West Side Highway. HR&A served as strategic advisor and project manager for YoungWoo & Associates’ response to the RFP for Pier 57 issued by the Hudson River Park Trust.
Plans for the pier include roughly 425,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, a concept that builds upon the successes of the adjacent High Line Park, West Chelsea District, Meatpacking District, and Hudson River Park itself. HR&A managed the developer’s multidisciplinary team to craft this exciting concept for a revenue-generating destination within Hudson River Park as proposed within the RFP response.
The Council’s approval and YoungWoo’s investment will activate an underutilized prime waterfront site and unlock a new source of revenue to support operations for the Hudson River Park.