Streetsblog is reporting on an urban planning project that seems to have some legs, to wit: turning the chaotic intersection at Gansevoort into a welcoming public space for people, not cars. Sometimes these ideas are such no-brainers, you can’t believe they haven’t happened already.
Flying below the radar for more than a year now, a community-driven initiative to transform the broad, chaotic intersection of Ninth Avenue and Gansevoort Street into a thriving piazza is well underway. In the process, the Greater Gansevoort Urban Improvement Project (GGUIP) is quietly emerging as one of New York City’s most promising Streets Renaissance initiatives. What is, perhaps, most notable about the Gansevoort Project is that it isn’t being put forward by a big real estate developer or Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff’s Economic Development Corporation. Rather, it is a grassroots, community-driven effort.
For an in-depth look at how this effort is unfolding, click here.