Thursday, November 10, 2016

You're Invited Tonight, November 10, To Presentation Of Conceptual Plans For Future Use Of Roosevelt Island's Southpoint Park Open Space - RIOC Seeking Your Input And Feedback

As previously reported, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) hired the Fitzgerald & Halliday consulting firm to study

and propose a Community Plan for future uses of Southpoint Park.

According to the Community Plan For Southpoint Open Spaces Project Overview:
The purpose of the Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space is to develop an implementable plan that will guide the future of Southpoint Park and the Smallpox Hospital for the next ten years. Community engagement is a key component of each phase of the design process, and this will ensure the Plan truly reflects the community's priorities, values, and vision....

According to RIOC:
Come to the November 10th Public Meeting about the future of Southpoint Open Space!

Get involved and tell us what you think.

Join us at the next public meeting for the Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space on Thursday, November 10th from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at The Child School Legacy HS on 566 Main Street (directly across from M&D Deli).

The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM with an informal open house. A brief presentation of the draft concepts for the Open Space will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by will be an opportunity to submit your input and feedback through various activities and discussion.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30 PM!

Visit the project website to learn more about how you can get involved:

To share and view images of Southpoint Open Space on Flickr page at

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During a very hot summer day in July 2016, residents, of Roosevelt Island talked to Fitzgerald & Halliday representatives about how Southpoint Park is currently used. Residents accurately described Southpoint Park as follows:
... we come to this park in motion. we don't stay...
... it's scarcely used. It's empty except for some poor tourists who got lost...
... beautiful views...

More information available at the Community Plan For Southpoint Open Space web site.