Archived Projects

For 50 years, Pratt Center has been a leader and innovator in the community development field. Here are some of our notable past projects.

Pratt Center played an integral role in helping the South Bronx bring environmental justice to the forefront of their community revitalization agenda.
Pratt Center has worked to improve Fulton Street Mall's commercial strip while preserving its role as a vital public place.
COMMUTE demonstration at the office of State Senator Ruben Diaz, a key opponent of tolls on East River bridges that would help pay for mass transit.
COMMUTE collaborated with Pratt Center to develop a plan for a citywide Bus Rapid Transit network.
RenewableNY combined project management and small grants to encourage industrial companies in New York City to implement energy efficiency projects.
In partnership with local small businesses, Pratt Center conducted a retail market study and needs assessment to strengthen the Church Avenue commercial strip.
The One City/One Future Blueprint was the product of four years of a diverse collaboration to make economic development work for all New Yorkers.
Pratt Center worked with local stakeholders to develop recommendations to guide development in three northern Manhattan neighborhoods.
Pratt Center rendering of Northside Town Hall interior
In 2009, Pratt Center helped to transform Engine 212 – “The People’s Firehouse” - into a community and cultural center.
Pratt Center played a pivotal role in reforming the 421-a tax abatement to sponsor the creation of affordable housing beyond central Manhattan.
Pratt Center helped convene the Gowanus Summit, a coalition to establish ground rules for development in the Gowanus Canal area.
Pratt Center co-led a coalition that successfully advocated for new affordable housing through inclusionary zoning.
Pratt Center assisted local stakeholders in conducting visioning sessions to address the development of the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area in lower Manhattan.
Pratt Center organized workshops to identify and prioritize concerns of area residents, business owners, and workers in Willets Point as the city moves to redevelop the...