Linking DUMBO – a Design Charrette on Placemaking and Transportation

This Thursday night from 6pm-8pm, Community Board 2 will host a Brooklyn Tech Triangle Design Charrette at St. Francis College to explore place-making and transportation initiatives in and around the Brooklyn Tech Triangle – the areas of DUMBO, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Downtown Brooklyn. Public art and wayfinding as well as transportation links will be the topic of a discussion lead by WXY Architecture + Urban Design, the team that has been selected to lead a multidisciplinary group of design, economic and technical experts for this project. Their work, which includes design and planning work such as built projects in Battery Park and Hudson River Park in Manhattan, designs for Albee Square on Fulton Street and Astor Place in Manhattan, and an economic development strategy for Sunset Park’s brownfields, utilizes engagement to generate key insights for its designs and plans.

Two questions will be posed to the community including:

  • How can we better link DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard to create a dynamic 24/7 environment through interconnected greenways, pedestrian connections, public art, lighting and continuous retail corridors?
  • How can we improve multi-modal transportation within the Tech Triangle and its connection to the surrounding communities?

The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition, consisting of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, DUMBO Improvement District and Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation has recently launched a strategic planning effort to create a roadmap for facilitating the recent growth of the technology sector in the greater Downtown Brooklyn area. The plan will focus on creating actionable recommendations that can be implemented by the public and private sectors to support and nurture the growth of tech and creative industries within the Tech Triangle neighborhoods and will maximize the benefits of these industries for the local workforce.

Design Charrette for the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Initiative

  • December 6th from 6 – 8 pm
  • St. Francis College (180 Remsen Street – Callahan Center)