Water Street: A New Approach

Report & References

The new vision for Water Street was produced by the Downtown Alliance in collaboration with
Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners and FXFowle Architects.

The study features additional contributions from:

  • Sam Schwartz Engineering
  • Karin Bacon Events
  • JDF Realty
  • L'Observatoire International
  • Sylvia Harris

For more information and to download the full report, click here or to download each individual chapter, click on the links below (due to these documents' extremely large size, please allow sufficient time for downloading):

Additional Study Resources (Click on each of the links below to download)

Further References

The following provided invaluable information regarding related best practices, policies and prior planning initiatives:

  • Active Design Guidelines, NYCDDC & NYCDHMH, 2010 
  • Street Design Manual, NYCDOT, 2009
  • PlaNYC, Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, 2007
  • New York City's Vision for Lower Manhattan, Office of the Mayor, 2002
  • Downtown East River Waterfront Concept Plan, ADNY, 2002
  • The Lower Manhattan Plan, NYCDCP, 1966

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