Pursuing brownfield redevelopment opportunities for the Bronx waterfront

JLP+D is working with Abel Bainsson Butz Architects on a Step 2 Brownfield Opportunity Area study for the Harlem River, for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Bronx Council on Environmental Quality. The resulting report will recommend a significant portion of the Bronx waterfront for brownfield designation, and will include recommendations for[…]

Placemaking as an economic engine in Newport, RI

James Lima was invited to speak on placemaking as an economic engine at The Experience of Open Space, a Newport Open Space Forum event. The event kicked off the Newport Parks and Open Space Master Plan, a planning effort for parks and open space that are forward-thinking, historically sensitive, environmentally aware, and economically sound in[…]

JLP+D identifies co-development opportunities to benefit NYC libraries, add affordable housing.

JLP+D was selected – as part of a team lead by Marble Fairbanks Architects and including Leah Meisterlin – to participate in Re-envisioning Branch Libraries, a design competition sponsored by the Center for an Urban Future and the Architectural League of New York. The study sought to assess the fiscal and other challenges libraries face[…]

JLP+D joins team designing Minneapolis riverfront park

JLP+D is excited to be part of the core team, with SCAPE Landscape Architecture and Rogers Partners Architects, preparing a conceptual plan for Water Works, an ambitious new central waterfront park along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The team will deliver a design that responds to the unique physical, social, and economic opportunities at[…]

James Lima testifies before NYC Landmarks in support of Upper East Side preservation project

JLP+D provided expert testimony before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in support of the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District’s successful effort to preserve the First Avenue Estate (also known as City and Suburban Homes) from demolition. Following further legal challenges to this effort, in January 2016 the New York State Supreme[…]