Newburgh: The Architect is IN - Hudson Valley

Sponsoring Yale Group: 
Yale School of Architecture
Saturday, May 11, 2019
11:30am to 5:00pm
Activity Center, Newburgh Recreation Department, See map
401 Washington Street
Newburgh, NY 12550

Parking is available.

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Reimagining Lake Street Corridor, Newburgh NY

The cities of Newburgh and Beacon in NY’s Hudson Valley share many things: they share a river, a part of the American revolution, and a history of industrial development which all contributed to the country’s growth and prosperity. They also share the scars of the federal government’s urban renewal post war policy which funded efforts to improve US cities but ultimately failed to improve the urban fabric of many cities often leaving them with scars that remain to this day.

On May 11th, Yale Day of Service participants will break out into two teams and explore two projects:

1) determine the best right-sizing project (strategy) for Lake Street Corridor and offer any (including) tactical traffic calming interventions and

2) propose a wayfinding plan that connects the area’s natural assets (Crystal Lake, Quassaick Creek, Muchattoes Lake and Delano-Hitch Park and The Armory) and suggest (with particular focus on) ideas for green planting and signage that facilitates connections between the housing projects and green spaces.

Site Coordinator: 

J.C. Calderón MArch ‘92