Details announced for Pier 57 implementation

James Lima is featured in a profile by The Daily Beast of an ambitious new food market and its creator, Anthony Bourdain, planned for Pier 57. Bourdain is subleasing two levels – a total of 155,000 square feet – of the pier, which is currently undergoing redevelopment by Youngwoo & Associates and RXR Realty. Earlier, Google signed[…]

Determining feasibility of a proposed affordable housing program

JLP+D advised the City of New York on the development feasibility of the administration’s proposed Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program. A market and financial feasibility study evaluated the potential effects the program would have on new residential development projects under a range of currently representative market conditions. The Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program was enacted into law in[…]

Rebuild by Design book published

Rebuild by Design is a design competition launched in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on Northeast United States, sponsored by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan in partnership with the NYU Institute for Public Knowledge, the Municipal Art Society, the Regional Plan Association, and the Van Alen Institute, with lead funding support from[…]

JLP+D helping ULI author an innovative district revitalization plan for Norman, OK

In April, James Lima joined a group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts through the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services program to propose downtown revitalization solutions for Norman, Oklahoma’s former Griffin Memorial Hospital site. From this intense work session, came a series of recommendations that set the stage for future growth and[…]

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[…]

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[…]