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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Construction Fence Erected For Southtown Riverwalk Building 7, Hudson Related Conducting Exploratory Excavation Work - Parents Ask If New Tot Lot Will Open Before Construction Starts?

Image of Southtown 7 Construction Fence

According to this Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) June 27 advisory:
Please be advised that Riverwalk 7 LLC will be conducting preliminary work to prepare for Southtown Building 7 construction. The work will include erecting a site construction fence and commencing exploratory excavation work within the construction fence for the identification of existing on-site utilities.
Image of Southtown 7 Construction Fence

As previously reported, the Southtown Tot Lot is being moved to Blackwell Park to make way for the Riverwalk Building 7 construction. Developer Hudson Related has promised that the current Tot Lot will not be closed until the new Tot Lot is open.

Some Roosevelt Island parents expressed concern that:
... we were assured that the tots playground would be finished before construction begins, yet it appears that they may be putting kids and caregivers in harms way if they undertake the construction before the new playground is ready...
The construction fence does not necessarily mean that construction is about to start before the opening of the new tot lot.

Will ask Hudson Related about construction schedule and date of new tot lot opening.


YetAnotherRIer said...

So, fencing off a small patch of grass is enough for some parents to really believe that plans have changed, that big time construction will start, and that kids and caregivers will be put in harm's way? How do these people get through life?

Stephanie said...


CheshireKitty said...

Why does this strike you as funny? Do you see a plethora of tot lots on RI? We're on a frigging island - so every playground/tot lot is important since there are so few/no alternatives. I'm with the parents who insist on no construction until the new tot lot is completed.

YetAnotherRIer said...

There is no construction close enough to the playground going on that should be reason for concern. Typical overreaction and/or paranoia.

CheshireKitty said...

Hudson should stick to its promise: No construction of any kind on any portion of the building site until the new tot lot is open.

billblass said...

When i am Elected to rioc i will only build affordable housing. No more housing for the rich. The poor and middle income people need to take this island back. Let these rich people stay in manhann also i will stop rivercross from coming k out of m.l. I will stop these people from making millons on apartments that were build with tax payers money. Also i will be getting rid of the wire it is a is no longer needed.