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 ParkStarr Whitehouse

Further reading:

Officials Break Ground For Long-Awaited Southwest ParkHudson Reporter

Hoboken Mayor Says Southwest Park Could Open Next Summer, NJ

Finally, Southwest Park Set to Open by June 2017Hudson Reporter

Southwest ParkHoboken Government