Jocelyne Chait, Urban Planning Fellow
Kira Gould, Journalism Fellow
Margaret Seip, Urban Planning Fellow
Petr Stand, Urban Design Fellow
Andrea Woodner, (former) Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Design Trust for Public Space
Achieving a Balance resulted from a collaboration between the Design Trust, The Trust for Public Land, and Bronx Community Board 3. The report summarizes project research and makes recommendations to the community board that will help the community realize its long-term planning needs.
Achieving a Balance's aim was to promote strategies that address the sometimes competing needs for housing and public open space.
Policy and design proposals in the report were aimed at helping Community Board 3 in land use and development decisions. However, the report has broader relevance as a resource for other neighborhoods that have concentrations of vacant city-owned land and are going through a similar revitalization process.
Achieving a Balance provides information on numerous planning documents and data sources and suggests ways of improving the coordination of local planning and development efforts. In particular, it points to how the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) by community boards for land-use management could greatly transform the state of local planning — in New York City and elsewhere.
Introduction: Seeking a Balance
Chapter 1: The Changing Face of the Bronx
Chapter 2: Rebuilding Community District 3
Chapter 3: Population
Chapter 4: Housing
Chapter 5: Parks, Playgrounds, Triangles
Chapter 6: Community Gardens
Chapter 7: Urban Design Charrette: Community Design Explorations
Chapter 8: Development Opportunities
Chapter 9: Achieving a Balance: Planning Recommendations
Date: November 2000
Design by: Agenda
Status: Out of print; available as a PDF