Please join Mayor Cory Booker for the opening of the exhibition Newark Riverfront 3000, on view in City Hall’s Basement Rotunda in March and April 2009. A collaboration between Newark’s Division of Planning and Community Development, the East Ironbound Family Success Center, and the Ironbound Community Corporation the exhibition is the result of a 4-month project by students from East Side and Arts High Schools. The exhibition features documentation of the current state of the riverfront and visions of what might be there in the year 3000 in the form of models, drawings, and photographs.
The event will also announce the public consultation process for the design of Newark’s first riverfront park in partnership with the Trust for Public Land. Preliminary design ideas for the park are scheduled to be presented to the public on March 31 at City Hall.
A group of eight young people and mentors have begun work on a Vision Plan for the Passaic River called “Newark Riverfront 3000.” The group is currently undertaking field surveys, conducting interviews, and developing initial design concepts. Newark Riverfront 3000 will be unveiled at an exhibition at City Hall in Spring 2009.
Read the press release here.