2014 Merit Award

Planning, Analysis, Research, and Communications

Harlem River Promenade

Bronx, NY

Landscape Architect:

Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects And Planners, PLLC

Project Team:

Perkins & Will
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation

Image(s) @ Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects And Planners, PLLC

About the Project:

The proposed Harlem River Promenade is a waterfront site in the Bronx tucked within the bridges and hillsides of the Harlem River Valley. While challenged by topographical and infrastructural barriers, the site can become a unique destination for non-industrialized purposes and recapture the dramatic historic and natural beauty of the Harlem River Valley. Building from ideas and goals established at two community workshops, the proposed Promenade holds several distinguishable programs and recreational park uses that utilize the site’s direct waterfront access and provide spaces for families to gather, play, and experience a taste of nature in an urban setting.