Southwest Block 12 Park
Stephen Whitehouse is transforming New Jersey’s Southwest Block 12 from a parking lot into a resilient urban park with storm-water storage.
In the midst of Hoboken’s dense Southwest District, the transformation of Block 12 from a surface parking lot to an urban park will bring much-needed open and recreational space to the city, offer an opportunity for strategic storm-water storage, and create a new center for community life in the city’s evolving southwest neighborhood. As the first segment of a planned 6-acre urban oasis, the park will be a focal point for the community as it shifts away from a paved, impervious, and car-centric landscape. After three interactive public meetings and an online survey, Starr Whitehouse developed a design for the community park that converts the underperforming lot to a space that benefits both the community and the environment of Hoboken.
Read more: Hoboken Southwest Block 12 Park, Starr Whitehouse
Officials Break Ground For Long-Awaited Southwest Park, Hudson Reporter
Finally, Southwest Park Set to Open by June 2017, Hudson Reporter
Southwest Park, Hoboken Government