About the Battery Park City Master Plan
Developer/Owner: Battery Park City Authority
Location: New York, New York
Why the Battery Park City Master Plan?
Battery Park City is a planned mixed-use community in lower Manhattan. The public/private partnership is guided by a Master Plan that was adopted in 1979 to facilitate the development of the 92-acre landfill site that was created in the mid-1970s. The neighborhood currently contains 9.3 million square feet of commercial space, 7.2 million square feet of residential space and nearly 36 acres of park land. The strength of the Master Plan has allowed development to occur incrementally, thereby leading to a neighborhood with diverse architecture and character. Battery Park City is currently home to approximately 15,000 residents and provides space for 40,000 workers. Green guidelines and design guidelines have allowed for the construction of five million square feet of green buildings in Battery Park City, making it the largest green community in the country. Construction is currently underway on a K-8 public school and a 55,000 square foot community center that represent the final phase of development until buildout.
Battery Park City…
- Includes cultural amenities such as the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Irish Hunger Memorial and Police Memorial.
- Aligns streets with the New York City grid, allowing for flexible development.
- Integrates public art into parks and streetscapes highlight important locations and enhance neighborhood character.
- Is home to 7 completed LEED certified Green Buildings, with another 4 anticipated at buildout.