Financing for Hudson Yards Park: Phase II secured

Aug 14, 2018 / News

Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio has announced that financing has been secured for an extension of Hudson Park and Boulevard at the Hudson Yards megadevelopment. A $500M investment funds the extension which will include a three-acre park running over an Amtrak rail cut, running between 36th and 39th Streets and 10th and 11th Avenues, and expands parkland at Hudson Yards by 75%. Design of the park is led by our friends at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) in collaboration with Tishman Speyer. The extension will introduce a rich swathe of greenspace to a massive development of historical and civic importance that is, right now, mostly industrial. The design includes paved areas for public events, grassy areas designated for picnics and sports, &c, walking paths shaded by trees, and quiet areas with seating. Groundbreaking begins in late 2020; the park is scheduled to open in the winter of 2023.