New York City, low-rise, mixed income, retail, restaurants, work space, public service facilities, re-use, urban, mixed use
Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning
I propose to retain the benefits of vertical housing and improve upon it by
up-zoning the block and building low-rise, high-density mixed-income structures
on the site’s perimeter. The new construction will include public amenities that are
lacking in the immediate area such as retail, restaurants, work space, and public
service facilities. Through adaptive re-use of mega blocks will be reclaimed. This
mixed-use approach to the expanded occupancy will also restore the diversity that
was lost when the towers were first built.
Dela Cruz, Heather, "Active Density: Stimulating the Urban Domain in High-Rise Social Housing Developments" (2014). Architecture Thesis Prep. Paper 243.
Syracuse School of Architecture Thesis Prep
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