Pratt Center is facilitating a series of community engagement efforts which will inform the City’s update of the 2004 Hunts Point Vision Plan, and help guide future investments in the Hunts Point neighborhood. Pratt Center is leading a team which includes Barretto Bay Strategies, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, Mainland Media, and the Hunts Point & Longwood Community Coalition, a group of community based organizations serving residents of the Hunts Point and Longwood communities.
The 2004 Hunts Point Vision Plan resulted from hundreds of local Bronx stakeholders meeting over several months, and led to City investments in new parks, safer streets for pedestrians and cyclists, workforce opportunities, and improved air quality. This vision plan was created to guide investments within the community for the next 15-20 years. It has been over 15 years since the first vision plan and while many investments have been made in the peninsula, some issues still persist and major crises such as Superstorm Sandy and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has identified the need to create an updated holistic agenda for the future of the peninsula for all of its stakeholders.
Over the next 6-8 months, we will be having conversations with residents, community groups, and businesses in Hunts Point as well as city agencies to better understand the community’s concerns. This input will help develop recommendations to address these needs.