In the Spring Semester of 2009, I teamed up with ten other Columbia students to address the needs of our client, Manhattan Community Board One. A fast-growing residential community, the residents in the area have increased 250% from 1990 to 2008. Young, well-educated, and high-earning, characterize these Lower Manhattanites. With this growing population, our client has expressed the need for a 24-hour community, emphasizing the lack of residential amenities, such as recreational centers, open space, and walkable areas.
Our studio spent the semester gathering data, examining demographics, existing conditions, and market trends for this community, analyzing and prioritizing neighborhood issues. Our recommendations in the Final_Report outline five proposals that would all be implemented to enhance the community.