Michael Conard, Urban Design Fellow

David Smiley, Urban Design Fellow


Karen Hock, (former) Deputy Director, Design Trust for Public Space

Editorial Contributors

Viren Brahmbhatt, Urban Design Fellow

Richard Plunz, Urban Design Fellow


Design Trust for Public Space

Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association

Hell’s Kitchen South: Development Strategies conveys the community’s history and includes strategies for steering new development in the area that will build on the neighborhood's distinct character and include a diverse mix of affordable housing, commercial activity, and accessible open space. 

The Design Trust's efforts to facilitate a community-based vision for Manhattan's far west side are encapsulated in this report. The document includes findings from a community planning conference, as well as the results of a subsequent design study carried out by Design Trust fellows.

Contents include design studies and planning reports, feedback from public exhibits and symposia, and a discussion of a series of goals:

  • Ensure that new development respects varying area scales
  • Increase residential population while assuring a mix of incomes
  • Improve and public amenities
  • Mitigate traffic congestion

Table of Contents

A Brief History of Hell's Kitchen South

Envisioning Sessions
Hell’s Kitchen Conference: Community Workshops to Reshape the Neighborhood
Invited Design Studies
Public Comment: Exhibits and Symposium
Goals and Strategies

Project Participants

Publication Information

Date: June 2002

Size: 6.5" x 9.5"

Pages: 160

Binding: Perfect

ISBN: 0-971-6942-6-5

Printed by: Elanders Faith & Hassler

Design by: Susanna Barrett

Where To Buy

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828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

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