Queens West is a new mixed-use community planned for the Long Island City shoreline, directly across from midtown Manhattan and the United Nations. Central to its urban plan is an extensive open space system that includes upland and waterfront parks as well as streetscape. Beginning with conceptual plans the Thomas Balsley Associates team, together with Weintrab di Domineco, presented to an assembled Task Force, with the effort culminating in a full schematic design plan for the urban plan’s parks. The approved plan envisions a diverse open space system for its constituents that offers unmatched passive and active opportunity on or near the water but, more importantly, serves as the thread that stitches the new community to itself, its surrounding community, and the river. Separate reports on phasing, capital costs, operating expenses, maintenance, durability, replacements, park programming, and concessions were prepared prior to the master plan’s final approval. The design team completed full construction documents for the $18 million Phase 1 Park called Gantry Plaza State Park.
Riverside Park South
On the West Side of Manhattan, on the scenic Hudson River shoreline, Riverside Park South is a massive, multi-phase project of sweeping ambition and historic scope. Combining new greenspace, new infrastructure, and the renovation of landmark industrial buildings, the plan—originally devised by Thomas Balsley Associates in 1991—is an extension of Frederick Law ...
Gateway Mall Master Plan
The Gateway Mall runs 18 blocks through the center of downtown St. Louis, terminating at the famous Eero Saarinen Arch, and provides a green spine in which the downtown’s workers, residents, and visitors can relax and celebrate urban living.
The mall never fully lived up to the potential envisioned by the civic leaders at the time of its inception. Thom...
Rijskaya District Master Plan
Description: Pacific Park is a major mixed-use development in the Atlantic Terminal area of Brooklyn, New York. When complete, it will occupy approximately 22 acres, including the air rights above the approximately nine-acre, below-grade Long Island Rail Road Storage Yard.
The open space, with an area of about eight acres at grade, is being designed by ...