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Bushwick Rehabs & Hope Gardens Open Space Design Visioning Session

  • Hope Gardens Community Center 422 Central Avenue Brooklyn, NY (map)

Visioning Session to inform the open space design at Bushwick Rehabs and Hope Gardens

Things to look for on Thursday:

  • Clearly identify and differentiate between Resident Gardens and Community Gardens

  • Clearly indicate where developer proposes to remove fences

  • Clearly indicate opportunities/sites for increased public access (where broad community can access/use HG residents’ yards)

  • Clearly indicate opportunity for increased resident privacy/dedicated resident’s space

  • Clearly indicate what behaviors would cause the new Management Company to restrict public access in the future (from proposed “quasi-public” space)

  • Clearly indicate sites that will no longer have private back/side yards

  • Developer’s stated desire to change the name of Hope Gardens

  • Plans for BCP identified PUBLIC ACCESS/PARKS sites

Things to share on Thursday:

  • Hope Gardens grounds upgrades should serve the Hope Gardens Residents

  • maintain historic front yard garden sites

  • improve resident security and privacy

  • All plans and proposals must conform to BCP goals (BCP can help the developer and NYCHA on this)

  • BCP identified sites in the Hope Gardens campus for improved use by broad Bushwick Community; these sites should be transferred to Parks for maintenance and public access